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SEO poisoning leaves FakeVimes online scanner scam in your stocking

Holiday shoppers searching for free greeting cards to print might discover that the rogue security software distributors have already begun using search engine optimization poisoning for terms with seasonal themes:

To avoid poisoned links in a search engine you should beware of:

— sites that appear a number of times in the list of search engine hits, all showing the same phrases
— URLs that are made up of random alpha numerical characters and meaningless. An example would be:  /2LitmlZM/


The “free cards to print” hits re-direct to the FakeVimes Online Scanner Scam.  Here they use a threat name “Troajn.awF” that was an actual threat at one time, although they misspelled it.

Thanks Patrick.

Tom Kelchner