+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Windows Thread, Bing safer than Google? in Technical; Barracuda Networks - Worldwide leader in email and Web security Based upon the preceding article and my own research I ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    28
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Bing safer than Google?

    Barracuda Networks - Worldwide leader in email and Web security

    Based upon the preceding article and my own research I have been contemplating switching over the default search for my labs to Bing. I was just curious if anyone else has switched?

  2. #2

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,751
    Thank Post
    1,277
    Thanked 1,651 Times in 1,106 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    506
    No, Bing is currently blocked by embc (our RBC) for returning inappropriate images and videos: clicky

  3. #3


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Have you thought about switching to Linux as well? There is much less malware on the linux platform, perhaps because it isn't so popular.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    28
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    lol. No linux here. I'll take Bing or Google w/ malware anyday.

  5. #5

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,684
    Thank Post
    516
    Thanked 2,453 Times in 1,899 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    833
    My experience of Google Image search vs Bing Image search is that Bing Image search is safer from a 'naughty pics' pov.

  6. #6

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,808
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,135 Times in 1,031 Posts
    Rep Power
    349
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    My experience of Google Image search vs Bing Image search is that Bing Image search is safer from a 'naughty pics' pov.
    we have google images blocked aswell as bing by our LEA only thing they can get on is picsearch or similar

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    28
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    I hadn't thought of the whole "naughty" pics results from the various search engines. In higher education its really a matter of treating people as responsible adults and holding them accountable when they are caught not living up to their end of that agreement.

    We didn't see too many malware calls while on XP, but they are almost completely nonexistent since migrating to Windows 7. Still, I always try to minimize the potential contact the users may have with malware or phishing sites and it seems like Bing is the way to go.

    Also, Microsoft seems to be reaching out to educators in a way I never saw from Google or any other search engine.

    Bing Education

    Bing Teacher Guide

  8. #8
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    sigh Bing is not safer than Google

    Barracuda's malware percentages line up almost exactly with these market share numbers, which suggests that this might be the dominant factor.

    In June 2010, Google accounted for 62.6 percent of US-based searches, Yahoo 18.9, and Microsoft's Bing 12.7.

    According to the study Google accounted for 69 percent of all malware found, with Yahoo at 18 percent, Bing (which supplies Yahoo search) at 12 percent.

    So they all have the same amount of malware!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. How do I change from Bing to Google toolbar...?
    By Athlona in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 20th November 2011, 01:34 PM
  2. [Pics] Google vs BING
    By theeldergeek in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 6th June 2010, 08:35 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd April 2010, 07:21 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 1st February 2010, 09:32 AM
  5. [Website] Bing vs Google
    By mattx in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th July 2009, 11:34 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •