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Microsoft has disabled the search results on its Security Centre after malware-spreaders abused the function to promote shady pornographic websites serving Trojans as well as cheap thrills. Only the Security Section of Microsoft's website was affected by the search-engine poisoning attack. Such attacks are often used to place …

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Angel

Lost for words...

...all I can do is laugh.

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Angel

RE: Lost for words...

Every time I hear the words "Microsoft" and "security" used in the same sentence, I ready myself for a real belly laugh...

... and ninety nine times out of a hundred, I get one!

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Anonymous Coward

Some months ago ...

I noticed that MS's Tech Website search was becoming very, very slow.

Then odd pop-ups would start appearing (using IE) for gambling and porn sites ... only when using MS's Tech Search. This was in a large commercial bank where only MS and IE were allowed.

I reckon they must have been poisoned long ago.

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Anonymous Coward

"search poisoned with infectious smut"

Do you mean Windows ?

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Gold badge

We need an irony icon..

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!

Now *that* is humour..

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Windows

Bing For A Bonk ?

Whoops you will only catch something nasty down there.

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Facepalm

United Nations?

Why would I want to search Windows security centre for United Nations?

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Paris Hilton

Chapeau Noir?

Reminds me of a long and involved story with a frisson of Anglo/Gallic humour!

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M7S
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I might want to search there for porn.....

as in "How do I stop PDF based porn coming in via email" or something similar.

I dont pretent to be an expert, that's why I'd look these sort of things up.

So the attack vector is valid.

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