One in 10 web pages laced with malware – Google

by admin May 12, 2007 at 12:00 pm

Do not underestimate the power of the dark side

At least one in 10 web pages are booby-trapped with malware, according to Google.

A five-strong Google research team found that 450,000 pages, out of a sample of 4.5 million pages, contained scripts to install malicious code, such as Trojans and spyware on vulnerable PCs, the BBC reports. This is a conservative estimate – another 700,000 pages given the once-over were thought to be suspicious by Google.

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