September 15, 2008

Spamming Through Google Alert - Flaw

Spammers are now taking advantage of a flaw inside Google Alert system to send links of their blog/ website to millions of users.

Recently we received few mails that are subscribed for keywords "computer, technology, website, hack, internet, security, software, windows, Microsoft, Norton, anti virus". Those Google Alert mails contains links to blog posts that contains hundreds of hyperlinks and we cannot find any meaning full sentence inside those pages. We came to a conclusion that Google Alert system is not considering the content of a web pages while listing, instead it only crawls for pages with "listed" keywords.
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