Video of the Google-Sponsored Link Hack

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2007-04-27 Email Print this article Print

Exploit Prevention Labs recently found that a few of Google's sponsored links -- for organizations like the Better Business Bureau -- were redirecting to a Russian Web site attempting to load post-logging software via an exploit Microsoft patched last year. The offending links have since been removed by Google, but EPL's folks have posted a video over on YouTube of the exploit in action. Also, the LinkScanner application referred to in the video comes in both paid and unpaid versions. You can check out the difference between the versions here. I'm trying out the free version now and will report back in a few days. |

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