SEO Poisoning Attacks: 10 Ways to Protect Against Them

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    Ericka Chickowski

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1. Enable secure browsing functionality within the browserWhether users are fans of IE or Firefox, they need to enable secure browsing features in order to block malicious content that they may stumble upon via searching.
With the prevalence of SEO poisoning attacks growing, the search results of today's most popular search terms are littered with malicious links that could lead to plenty of trouble, lost productivity and worse. The links may look innocent, but they can expose your unsuspecting users to attack. In order to protect users, IT managers and IT solution providers must ensure that users are aware of the dangers that can be posed by something so pedestrian as a Google search. You must also make sure that users are equipped with and making use of the proper tools to reduce those risks and are practicing safe browsing techniques while on the web. A properly trained user can mean the difference between mitigating the damage from an attack and not being attacked at all. Here's a look at the best practices and tools for making sure that Google search doesn't ultimately lead to a malware attack and all the ensuing headaches. Getting your users lined up behind these tools and practices will reduce the risk of an SEO poisoning attack to the user and to the company.
This article was originally published on 2010-08-13