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 …
Lost for words...
...all I can do is laugh.
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!
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.
"search poisoned with infectious smut"
Do you mean Windows ?
We need an irony icon..
Now *that* is humour..
Bing For A Bonk ?
Whoops you will only catch something nasty down there.
Why would I want to search Windows security centre for United Nations?
Reminds me of a long and involved story with a frisson of Anglo/Gallic humour!
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.