Social network searches could be a hacker's dream

13 Dec 2009

USA Today, By Byron Acohido

The race to include up-to-the-minute postings from popular social networks atop search results from Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo Search should trigger a boon — for spammers and cybercriminals.

That's the consensus of search and tech security experts following Google's announcement that it has now matched Microsoft's and Yahoo's recent moves to integrate Twitter micro-blog entries prominently in search results. The Big Three search services are also moving to incorporate Facebook postings into search results in near real-time.