Google Wave will be available next Wednesday to 100,000 developers and Google Apps customers. However, cybercriminals have already take advantage of the launch by starting black hat SEO campaigns to turn interest in Wave into a computer infection.
Traditional SEO campaigns boost a Website’s ranking in search results using relevant keywords. On the other hand, black hat SEO campaigns have the same goal, but they use a different method. These campaigns flout search engine guidelines about acceptable practices, like prohibitions on the misuse of text and page elements.
On occasion, these campaigns also embed malicious codes in a top-ranking Web page and redirect links to their own pages.
For Google Wave, its search terms have produced a list of search results that included malicious Websites.
Websense, an online security firm, has been tracking down these black hat campaigns on the Google Wave.
As narrated by Thomas Claburn of Information Week: “Google knows that cybercriminals track popular search terms religiously so they can use those terms to hijack searchers. And it watches closely over its index using automated and manual methods to remove links leading to malicious sites. Chances are that the sites spotted by Websense have already been removed by Google. But it’s almost always playing catch-up.”
Article written by SEOnotepad.com