IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Google's Matt Cutts Aims to Fight Virtual Blight
Google's Matt Cutts Aims to Fight Virtual Blight
Matt Cutts Is Thrilled to Be Here
Google's Web spam cop looks tickled to be at the Web 2.0 Summit.
Virtual Blight ... Ewwwww
What does a rotten, stunted Web site smell like?
Virtual Blighting with Links
Spammers look to steal links to infect.
Link Blight Example
Here's some link blight in action.
Landing Page Blight
Spammers set up pages on your site.
Here's an example of landing page blight.
"Virtual blighters" also use malicious code to infiltrate sites.
Landing Page Blight Solution
Use CAPTCHA! And Pray. Among other things.
Hacking is an obvious form of virtual blight.
Cutts showed a Google hire how his site had been hacked. The blocked-out letters include the employee's name.
How to Prevent Hacks
Lots of patches, etc.
Think Like a Black Hat to Ward Off Spammers
Cutts says you need to think like the bad guys to thwart malicious invaders.