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Google Warns On 'unsafe' Websites


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#1 stidyup

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:09 AM

BBC Technology

Google has started warning users if they are about to visit a webpage that could harm their computer.

The warning will pop up if users click on a link to a page known to host spyware or other malicious programs.

The initiative comes out of a larger project cataloguing programs that plague people with unwanted ads, spy on web habits or steal personal data.

Google is one of several companies trying to act as an "in-flight advisor" to ensure people stay safe online.

Web watch

The warnings will be seen by anyone using the search engine who clicks on a link to a site identified as harmful by the Stop Badware coalition.



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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:26 PM

Once again, Google leads the way. While its recommendations should be taken with a grain of salt at the present, I am certain it will become ever more reliable.
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John
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