Bing serves up more malicious sites than Google, report says
An independent testing lab in Germany finds search engines aren't 100 percent effective at removing malicious sites from results -- and Microsoft's Bing is less effective than Google.
The lab tested 40 million Web sites (PDF) across seven search engines -- Google and Bing, the world's two most popular search engines; Yandex, Russia's biggest search engine; Blekko; peer-to-peer search engine Faroo; Teoma, better known as Ask.com; and Chinese search engine Baidu -- and found only a very small number of malicious results returned: about 5,000, or around 0.000125 percent.
Google and Bing were both tested with around 10 million Web sites, and were the best at weeding out malware. However, it should be noted that there was quite a gap between the two: Bing turned up 1,285 malicious sites to Google's 272.
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