F-Secure Tweaks Google Over Hosting Ads

    July 24, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

Bulletproof hosting usually refers to ISPs that give spammers a safe haven where other ISPs would likely shut down their activities.

F-Secure Tweaks Google Over Hosting Ads
F-Secure Tweaks Google Over Hosting Ads

Advertising of bulk marketing products is not permitted if the stated or implied use of the following products is unsolicited spam:
•  Email lists that are not opt-in
•  Bulk email software
•  Bulk messaging

— from the Google AdWords terms of service

Google presents what appear to be straightforward rules on what they don’t want to see in their cash cow AdWords product. Security firm F-Secure found the reality a little different than what Google suggests.

Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure found ads for bulletproof hosting appearing in the One Box, a prime ad placement location atop a Google search results page.

“No, this can’t be true