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Google's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'

  1. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 2 years 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 2 years 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 image82
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years 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 2 years ago

    Sadly blogs get attacked more than anything else.