Tech support scams and Google Chrome tricks

In this article we take a look at some tricks that target Google Chrome users to dupe them with the infamous tech support scam pop ups. In particular, we examine the fake address bar and alert dialogs which people have come to trust and yet can be deceiving.

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Google’s featured snippets abused by SEO scammers

Online crooks are abusing Google’s featured snippets via compromised websites that redirect to bogus online stores. Because of their prominent placement, Blackhat SEO miscreants are extremely interested in featured snippets as they can capture a large amount of traffic and redirect it to any site of their choosing.

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Google Docs? Check One More Time…

If you go looking for Google Docs related URLs on your travels, you may run into the following site: googledocs(dot)info. Despite the name, you won’t find your documents sitting in a pile waiting to be edited.

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Rogue Google Chrome Extension Spies On You

A fake calculator extension monitors your web browsing.

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Clickjacking Campaign Plays on European Cookie Law

Rogue affiliates steal clicks using deceptive “cookie law” warnings.

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