Bing Caught Serving Fake Chrome Download Ad
Microsoft said this week that it had pulled an ad on its Bing search engine that was made to appear like a legitimate download link for the Google Chrome browser.
Software developer Gabriel Landau brought the fake ad to the Microsoft’s attention via a tweet. He said that the ad is driving users to googleonline2018.com which looks like it was being used to host malicious content.
Users on Twitter and Reddit said that this is not the first time Bing has served fake Chrome ads, and it as been rumored that Microsoft may not blocking such ads, hoping that it would prompt users to stick with its Edge browser.