Google Debuts “This Site May Be Compromised” Warning

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Google Debuts “This Site May Be Compromised” Warning
« on: December 20, 2010, 01:50:27 AM »

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Google Debuts “This Site May Be Compromised” Warning

By Brian Krebs, 17 December 2010

Google has added a new security feature to its search engine that promises to increase the number of Web page results that are flagged as potentially having been compromised by hackers.

The move is an expansion of a program Google has had in place for years, which appends a “This site may harm your computer” link in search results for sites that Google has determined are hosting malicious software. The new notation – a warning that reads “This site may be compromised” – is designed to include pages that may not be malicious but which indicate that the site might not be completely under the control of the legitimate site owner — such as when spammers inject invisible links or redirects to pharmacy Web sites.

Google also will be singling out sites that have had pages quietly added by phishers. While spam usually is routed through hacked personal computers, phishing Web pages most often are added to hacked, legitimate sites: The Anti-Phishing Working Group, an industry consortium,  estimates that between 75 and 80 percent of phishing sites are legitimate sites that have been hacked and seeded with phishing kits designed to mimic established e-commerce and banking sites.

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http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/12/google-debuts-this-site-may-be-compromised-warning/

One of the links in the article is for Unmask Parasites, which has always been a good way to check if a URL dangerous or not.

Unmask Parasites has written an easy to follow guide for web site owners here - Practical Guide to Dealing With Google's Malware Warnings
Microsoft Consumer Security MVP, July 2007-June 2010

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