Search Engines Less Risky, but Problems Remain, Study Shows
An updated report by McAfee shows search engine users continue to run the risk of clicking through to Web sites that can compromise their online safety. The study, conducted by McAfee SiteAdvisor, analyzed the five major U.S. search engines Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Ask and found that although the overall chance of clicking through to a risky site fell by 12 percent, consumers click through to risky sites more than 268 million times each month.
"We'd like to think [the 12 percent decline] is because they are policing themselves better," McAfee Director of Marketing Kelly Ford said Dec. 11. But the problem, he said, continues to be widespread. Search Engines Less Risky, But Problems Remain, Study Shows
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