Hackers are employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to scam users into downloading malicious software. For instance, todayâ€™s hackers and malware authors have begun using so-called â€œdoorway pagesâ€ â€“ web pages optimized to rank highly in results for common search engine queries.
These pages often feature trending or hot topics to show up favorably in search results, and may contain content that has been copied from other websites. Some even employ sophisticated technology techniques to customize the page based on each individual visitorâ€™s location, browser, and operating system â€“ and may include a referring page to entice users further into the scam.
Internet users should be aware of these techniques, and think twice before following search results links. Fortunately there are equally sophisticated tools and techniques designed to block malicious search results. Contact us to find out how you can combat this particularly devious threat.