A new attack that peppers Google search results with malicious links is spreading quickly, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned on Monday.

The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can be found on several thousand legitimate Web sites, according to security experts. It targets known flaws in Adobe’s software and uses them to install a malicious program on victims’ machines, CERT said.

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With more than two decades of security audits under his belt, Networks Unlimited President Harry Segal has seen it all. Here are the most common violations he encounters.

1. Users sending confidential files to their personal e-mail addresses. Oftentimes, employees will forward sensitive documents to their Hotmail or Gmail accounts so they can work on the files from home. However, more often than not, they use unsecured methods rather the company’s VPN.

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