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Report: Bing delivers five times more malicious sites in search results than Google

April 13, 2013 2:41 pm by | 1 Comments

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Malicious search results are a constant problem for search engines, and Google is a whole lot better at filtering them out than Bing.

So says a report from German research firm AV-Test (PDF), which found that Bing served up five times as many malicious sites in search results than Google did over an 18-month period. Out of the 10 million search results delivered by both sites, Google served up 272 potentially nasty sites and Bing returned 1,285.

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The situation is somewhat funny given Microsoft’s constant attacks on Google’s search results, which Microsoft says are impartial and “Scroogle” customers. But while there’s a lot of room for debate on that topic, it’s very tough to argue with the numbers from the AV-Test report: Right now, Google is doing a better job at search than Microsoft is.

But while Bing still has room for improvement, it’s doing a far, far better job than Russian search site Yandex, which AVLab says delivered 3,300 bad sites — twice as many as Microsoft’s search engine.

In all, the report shows what should already be clear: The more sites  search engines index, the more they have to worry about bad results. And no one has figured out a perfect way to drop that malware number to zero.


Filed under: Security

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AndyKuiper
AndyKuiper

The Bing it On Challenge doesn't appear to be available in Canada, I'd love to compare search queries for my site www.andykuiper.com


Thanks - Andy 

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