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+ - Coming in June: Month of Search Engine Bugs

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De Garmo
De Garmo writes "A Ukranian hacker known as "MustLive" has announced plans for a Month of Search Engine Bugs project in June 2007. The plan is to shake out cross-site scripting bugs in the most popular search engines (think Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com) and publish details on these flaws. From the article: "[The] purpose of this Month of Bugs is a demonstration of real state with security in search engines, which are the most popular sites in Internet. To let users of search engines and web community as a whole to understand all risks, which search engines bring to them. And also to draw attention of search engines' owners to security issues of their sites.""
Spam

+ - Spam frenzy on .edu domains

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dos_dude
dos_dude writes "This is not really news, more a cry for help.

In recent weeks, link spammers have got it into their had that many academic institutions offer forums on the web that can easily be spammed. I guess spamming on those forums isn't anything new, but the spammers are now spamming other resources with links back to their spam on all those .edu domains.

Contacting the webmasters with abuse complaints proved to be completely futile. Guess what? There is no abuse management behind .edu domains. You get better results contacting Korean webmasters.

The (growing) list of spamvertized .edu domains can be found on my blog. If you know anyone working as technical staff in one of those institutions, please contact them and help make this nonsense stop."

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