GFI Vipre: Beware of Charitable Search Results

One of our researchers noticed that searches in Yahoo! for popular programs will result in Yahoo! placing their own link as the first result, effectively bumping the official program links down into second place.

Clicking the first link takes you to the Yahoo! Downloads portal instead of the official Teamviewer site which is sitting down in the number two spot.

It’s the same deal for various other downloads such as Skype:

The downloads come with additional extras that you wouldn’t see if you’d grabbed them from the official developer site. Cue GFI Researcher Matthew, who first noticed this:

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This excerpt is shared with permission from GFI Vipre.

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