Google Warns Users Visiting Compromised Sites
Google has added a new feature to its search engine aimed at preventing people from visiting sites that may harm their computers.
When users land on a search result that may have been used for phishing or spam campaigns, a message reading "This site may be compromised" now appears below the Web page name. Clicking on the warning takes users to an article in Google's Help Center explaining that the site has possibly been corrupted, and advises users on basic Web safety practices.
The new warning is designed to detect sites that may not be completely corrupted, but have had some part of them exploited, "such as when spammers inject invisible links or redirects to pharmacy Web sites," the Google blog reads.
A preventative measure, the new warning expands on Google's long-running practice of including a link reading, "This site may harm your computer" when it detects sites that are hosting malicious software.
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