Published by editor on 19 Dec 2008
It’s a good thing that a lot of people are learning more and more on how not to click on possible malicious sites, but numbers show that there are still people who do:
The investigation, conducted by McAfee(R) SiteAdvisor(TM), studied the five major U.S. search engines (Google, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Ask) and found that the overall chance of clicking through to a risky site declined by 12.0%. Still, McAfee estimates that consumers click through to risky sites more than 268 million times each month.
“It’s good to see that clicking on search engine results has gotten modestly safer,” said Chris Dixon, director of strategy, McAfee SiteAdvisor. “But when almost one of 12 sponsored links still clicks through to a risky site, there remains significant room for continued improvement.”
Hopefully the number goes down even further next year due to additional internet knowledge and ensure that internet security goes higher.