Some search terms bear the risk to end up on a page that is contaminated with viruses, Trojans or spyware. A year ago, names of attractive ladies were listed on top of the danger scale. Now, antivirus specialists of McAfee show in a new study which search terms are especially dangerous. Users are particularly at risk if they want to get information about current events in politics or entertainment via a search engine. Yet, there are also a few surprises in the top ten of the most dangerous search terms.
It seems reasonable to assume that when doing a search for illegal or offensive content such as pirate copies, streams, or pornography you may end up on websites infected with a virus. However, providers of Trojans or spyware are also advancing and speculate on the Internet user being less attentive on supposedly reputable websites and, therefore, more susceptible to malware or viruses. This is why also those search terms are dangerous which one might not expect to be on the list.
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Are you sometimes tired of your friends’ and contacts’ same old entries and posts on Facebook about their last vacation, about the exciting party last weekend, or about the best pal’s wonderful wedding? An absolute classic probably is the incredible beauty, sweetness, and uniqueness of a newborn baby. Proud parents (or grandparents) eagerly spread photos of the innocent newborn among the internet community without even asking the baby for permission. However, this is a different topic.
Honestly, have you ever broken off a friendship or a contact, because you felt annoyed? In some cases, it clearly is an option to break off the friendship. Some also observed that boredom is spreading fast in the world’s largest social network these days.
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What are children doing online? Which websites do they visit regularly and what topics are they attracted to? These are questions many parents surely like to have an answer to, because they have to protect their children on the net. They have the responsibility, yet there are children and young people that don’t like to be controlled and want to keep their privacy. And the Internet is known for providing so many possibilities to escape their parents’ control.
But what exactly are children using the Internet for? The antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab found out that they are mostly attracted to pornography, online shops, and social networks.
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