Microsoft Fights Web Spam

Researchers at Microsoft this week released a new report and tool aimed at preventing Web spammers from exploiting Internet search engines to drive traffic to spam URLs. The tool, called the Strider Search Defender, identifies spam URLs that are being distributed through social networking, forum and blog-hosting Web sites, and can prevent those URLs from being indexed by search engines, said Yi-Min Wang, group manager of the Cybersecurity and Systems Management Research Group in Microsoft Research

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