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Thanks for the compliment. Response modification, interruption marketing and certain forms of parking/landing pages are too often used for scams. I try to use reputation/rating systems (mywot.com, robtex.com) and URL block lists (SURBL, SpamHaus, PhishTank) when I'm uncertain about a site. It's not exactly convenient but it's way less convenient than removing malware.

Wow, I took away so much from reading this. The problem is that in some shape or form this is actually happening, just maybe not in the exact way specified here. The google redirect virus is one way that scammers are getting people redirected to websites where they are trying to make a profit. I think this is called interruption marketing? I would really like to see it stopped.
This is definitely a bookmark for me - you know your stuff!

A related article,$1B Market for Meddling With DNS Poses Security Problem, can be found at http://www.csoonline.com/article/410363/_1B_Market_for_Meddling_With_DNS_Poses_Security_Problem

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