ABI Research: Mobile application security market set for rapid growth

The increasing number of apps and games comes with a risk. Loss, theft, spam, Trojans, spyware, data breach and aggressive advertising are some of the few threats facing vulnerable devices. According to ABI Research, between Q1 2011 and Q2 2012, unique malware variants grew by 2180% reaching 17,439.

Google changes algorithm to check web spams

In an effort to reduce web spam in its search results, Google has updated its algorithms for its search engine. The move has come as a response to increased criticism of Google and its search engine results with the emergence of newer forms of web spam alongside traditional web spam.

As a result of the new changes, Web sites with original content are prioritized above sites that copy from others. Google search expert Matt Cutts said in a blog post that the change was targeted and will affect just about 2 percent of queries.

Is Google losing its fight against spam?

Once upon a time, Google was unequivocally the best and the most popular search engine in the world.

Ranking pages by how they were interconnected (linked) to other sites, Google was the successful result of a completely different algorithm and searching technique that proved better than the previous ones, which were based on ranking results according to the number of times the searched terms appeared on the page.


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