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Google searches web's dark side

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, May 13, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    One in 10 web pages scrutinised by search giant Google contained malicious code that could infect a user's PC.
    Researchers from the firm surveyed billions of sites, subjecting 4.5 million pages to "in-depth analysis".

    About 450,000 were capable of launching so-called "drive-by downloads", sites that install malicious code, such as spyware, without a user's knowledge.

    A further 700,000 pages were thought to contain code that could compromise a user's computer, the team report.

    To address the problem, the researchers say the company has "started an effort to identify all web pages on the internet that could be malicious".

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  2. midlandi

    midlandi Guest

    Wow thats a worrying fact.
  3. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    I agree, It's quite worrying. :roll:

    I wonder, what Google will do about this.
  4. midlandi

    midlandi Guest

    You would think they have the resources to do something.
  5. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    But why should they really? I mean to say that it is up to the user to protect themselves not google.

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