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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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  1. Graham Wilson
    Angel

    Lost for words...

    ...all I can do is laugh.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    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!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    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.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "search poisoned with infectious smut"

    Do you mean Windows ?

  5. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

    We need an irony icon..

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!

    Now *that* is humour..

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Windows

    Bing For A Bonk ?

    Whoops you will only catch something nasty down there.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Facepalm

    United Nations?

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

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Chapeau Noir?

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

  9. M7S

    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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