This isn’t new, but a few different people sent me a link to how Google is yet again being used for phishing. Don’t trust those Google links! I hate to say I told you so but when Google fixed that one single redirect hole and left the dozens of others in place I warned that this might happen.
When you leave one redirect hole in place it doesn’t matter that you closed another one. It’s a mild annoyance at best to a phisher. So this will continue to be a problem until they are all fixed. People will continue to click on those links and the anti-phishing software will continue to not be able to blacklist them because Google doesn’t like to be blacklisted. Google is plenty happy to warn people not to click on other sites that may contain malware, though (sense some hypocrisy there?).
I’m hoping their executive management wakes up and smells the coffee. It’s something I’ve been saying for over a year now, and we are no closer to having it solved. Worse yet, it’s screwing over the consumers!