The fight against clicking malicious sites
Posted on December 19th, 2012 at 4:05 pm by editor

Is it a good thing that people are clicking less and less onto potentially malicious sites? Heck it is yeah!

The investigation, conducted by McAfee(R) SiteAdvisor(TM), studied the five major U.S. search engines (Google, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Ask) and found that the overall chance of clicking through to a risky site declined by 12.0%. Still, McAfee estimates that consumers click through to risky sites more than 268 million times each month.

“It’s good to see that clicking on search engine results has gotten modestly safer,” said Chris Dixon, director of strategy, McAfee SiteAdvisor. “But when almost one of 12 sponsored links still clicks through to a risky site, there remains significant room for continued improvement.”

With McAfee and the other Internet security software businesses, we hope it’ll be a better year in the fight against malicious viruses and their kind.


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