Safe browsing allows users to search information on the Web without entering unwanted and malicious sites on the internet. The internet users are protected from the unexpected program that has been designed to infect, destroy, modify, or cause other problems with a computer or software. This unwanted program may affect some applications to the computer and damages its system properties.
Take note: To have a secure and safe browsing on the web, internet user must be sensitive and more knowledgeable about these unwanted programs.
The Google’s Safe Browsing technology examines the URLs per day, looking for hazardous websites capable of damaging the user’s property. Safe Browsing transmits directly to webmasters if they have detected that their site has been hacked. The site provides information to clean up and troubleshoot the problem. Google discover thousands of new unsafe sites, which are legitimate websites that have been compromised.
Considering that Google browsing technology detected unsafe sites, a flashing box appears on the screen contains the information that warns the user before trying to visit a site that is in violation of Google’s Malware, Unwanted Software, Phishing, and Social Engineering Policies.
These 2 unsafe sites are both threaten to user’s privacy and security:
- Malware sites contain code to install malicious software on user’s computers. Hackers can use this software to capture and transmit’s user’s private and sensitive information.
- Phishing sites pretend to be legitimate while trying to trick users into typing their username and password or sharing other private information and to help clean up the problem.
The policies of Google were adjusted to reduce risk by end-users. Safe Browsing will begin to classify this type of site as a “Repeat Offenders.”
”With regards to Safe Browsing-related policies, Repeat Offenders are websites that repeatedly switch between compliant and policy-violating behavior for the purpose of having a successful review and having warnings removed.”
Google will continue to update its policies to address the evolving threats from websites that contain unsafe programs.
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