Google to fight badware

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 08 2006 @ 00:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google joins the battle against sites that host spyware of adware by warning users via a popup, when they are about the follow a search result to a site that will download such malware.
The search giant is working as part of a 'badware' initiative, along with Sun and Lenovo, to flag websites that have previously been reported to StopBadware.org for distributing such software.

Initially, a general warning will be displayed, but as more detail is collated about a site the warning will become more detailed (see picture), describing the operation of the site and the nature of the threat it represents, along with recommendations for action.
More info over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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