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Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 23 months ago

    Google had already deployed the warning system to alert users of its Chrome browser that they were about to enter a site distributing unwanted software. The Mountain View, California, company just recently began to feed the security information into a broader "safe browsing" application that also works in Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox browsers.

    As it is, Google says it discovers more than 50,000 malware-infected sites and more than 90,000 phishing sites per month.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technolog … 8ZJ#page=2
    I have Trend Micro and Blur on Firefox that warns me about malicious sites.  This sounds like a very helpful move on Google's part, but why can't they just delete these sites from their browser altogether?

  2. pgiblett profile image60
    pgiblettposted 23 months ago

    These protection algorithms are far from perfect and sometimes when a valid site has been attacked it is better to see the warning than have it ignored.

  3. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 23 months ago

    I get warned when going to my own blog FFS. I have run every scan and inspected the full html and css manually and have no idea why.

  4. pgiblett profile image60
    pgiblettposted 23 months ago

    Sadly blogs get attacked more than anything else.