May 23, 2010

If you think your system can only be infected while downloading an application or browsing the net, i am afraid to say that you are wrong. The searches you do may also harm your system.
The web security firm MacAfee has listed the “MOST DANGEROUS WEB SEARCH TERM”.

Also read: Top 100 dangerous websites for your pc enlisted

"Search engines are our on-ramp, our highway and our off-ramp -- they're everything for Web travel. The hacking community is very smart -- they can spot a trend as well as any trend spotter," the Telegraph quoted Shane Keats, the research analyst with McAfee who led the study, as saying.

On the other end hacker are attacking the crowds who are performing online action, such as downloading a ringtone etc.

For example, people searching for free music downloads are easy targets for hackers because they are expecting to download an mp3.
Keywords that include lyrics were risky because Web sites featuring the words to songs sometimes host links that take users to sites with unwanted pop-up ads or spyware.

The 10 Most Dangerous Web Searches in the United States are:

1. Word Unscrambler

2. Lyrics

3. MySpace

4. Free Music Downloads

5. Phelps, Weber-Gale, Jones and Lezak Wins 4x 100m Relay

6. Free Music

7. Game Cheats

8. Printable Fill in Puzzles

9. Free Ringtones

10. Solitaire