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Bing List Facebook Advertisement as Spam

With the growing use of the internet at home, business, education, medicine, industry and name it application, one of the most interesting developments has been the search engine. A good search engine will, take the researcher to sites that are extremely close for direct hits to the references in search. Towards making this more effective the concept of search engine optimization (SEO) came in. If your website is optimized the chances of being seen in the first few categories of search, are higher.

Along with these unique and beautiful facilities comes the factor of earning through search engines by the search engine provider. The most natural method is advertizing. The idea is to provide a display of the most relevant advertisements, pushing the researcher to go and buy a product or service involuntarily. As we all know advertizing is big money. Along with big money come bad practices by unscrupulous operators. One of the reasons scams brought out by Google’s anti-web spam team involves big players like Facebook, Microsoft and various associates like Bing, Zugo and others.

An interesting revelation brought out on the Blogosphere, showed a typical account of ad buys on Facebook. As appeared as a news, a part of the text description below showed the following:

Is it that those fabulous Ads are a stand-out success? Or is Facebook being fooled by one more giant ad buyer. Advertizing publication Ad-Age reports on the net show Facebook having had sold an estimated 1.86 billion dollars in world-wide advertizing in 2010. Wonder who is spending all that money on Facebook ads. Ad Age also has a passing mention of a mysterious company listed as who also had bought an estimated 1.75 billion ad impressions in the third quarter alone. Microsoft themselves believe that distribution deals and affiliate programs are an important part of how all search engines introduce their product to their customers. Having had found non-compliant practices, put in place by Bing, Microsoft announces that the relationships with the said publishers would be terminated.

While Facebook announced make-my-baby is not at all an advertiser on Facebook, directly, and any affiliates trying to push people there would be shut down. So, Bing says it will terminate relationship with the advertisers. Facebook says it has never heard of these advertisers? Wonder what’s happening.

Bing, Zugo – an affiliate company behind the toolbar and many others capture slices of revenue whenever the user clicks on the ad. The problem doesn’t stop there. When the ad is clicked you are redirected to install the toolbar and surreptously, the fin print reading says “installing the toolbar includes managing the browser default search settings and setting your home page to”. The uninstalled toolbar, invariably has a broken link in the URL. So you can’t uninstall it. What is unethical here is, prompting people to give access to their browser settings under false pretence and then, changing their search provider as well as home page, and not being able to revert.

Spam threat against YouTube

Spam is string of messages broadcasted to multiple user or single users in bulk containing fraudulent information. This is the most annoying part of Internet browsing experience  as it shows unwanted content without the consent of the user.

Mostly Spam is considered useful for  online marketing campaigns as it can used to promote any website, online tool, software or  product. It is sometimes used as questionnaire or survey form, to gather data as well. You might have also found your e-mail flooded with spam which contains messages about some product or some websites.

There are two types of spam which have different impact on the web surfing experience.These are ; Cancellable Unsent spam and Unsent spam which are aimed to different users for different purposes.

There is one more type of Spam known as e-mail spam. This is generated by creating an Unsent posting or by stealing mailing lists and sometime by looking for web addresses. After a volume of e-mails is acquired, messages are sent to the e-mail addresses,  which contain information relating to the products and services that the “Spamming” website has to offer.

With the increasing trend of social networking, Spam has become a great threat. It is actively attacking websites where multiple users are coming to share files, pictures or any kind of information.

YouTube is also one portal with millions of users where everyone shares videos and images .

Youtube was founded in the year of 2005 and now it is leading the online streaming video industry it give functionality to share videos from mobiles, websites and many more other components.

Now if the followers and popularity increase, the threat also goes high.

According to the recent statement releases by Softpedia, they have recently been receiving spam email which exactly look like the user suggestion and form section of YouTube.

The particular spam is basically intended to get more and more user information from emails and then creating its own database.

It is also found that the body of all these email are exactly similar to the from section of YouTube which is confusing so many receivers already. These email also offering friendship proposals and the way to trance your old friends easily.

The attachment of these messages is shows as “YouTube Message.html” which is a bit confusing and encouraging users to open the html link accidently. Basically this link contains malicious JavaScript to which attacks the mail filters and the Javascript and html link redirect to another website.

Although this spam can easily be recognized by reading the message completely as it is very badly spelled and there as so many grammatical mistakes, but it can be a major threat for the no English speaking users.

To keep away such issues and threats, you should always be updated your system and softwares.

You must have an updated antivirus installed on your computer with any spyware detection software.

Facebook: Is it Really Socially Secure?

Due to recent criticism of lack of security provide by many social networking sites, Facebook has decided to increase the security measures for its users. Through this action Facebook does not only want to protect the privacy of its users but also provide security against malicious threats, like viruses, spyware and spam.

The pressure to take action on the security front comes increasingly from parents being concerned about their children’s online security.  In the recent announcement Facebook will be setting up a special support team that will provide guidance to parents on how to maintain security for their children while using Face book.

However many critics are worried about hackers that send unprecedented spam to the 400 million registered users. Experts want Face book to have better security protocol measures in order to tackle the menace of spam.

Facebook claims that it has introduced new technology measures such as CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart), which is an automated computer application that runs on the server. If the application detects that a particular users is sending message in an erroneous manners, it will block that user.

With the increasing amount of users registering on Facebook , it is becoming inevitable that any major issues to security threats will ever get divulged out of proportion. Let’s hope not.

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