Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Google to Warn on Unsafe Websites

Google is about to start warning users when they click on a link from a google search that will take them to an unsafe website.
Google are working closely with the Stopbadware.org coalition and will pop up a warning when users click on a link to a website that has been reported to, and investigated by Stopbadware.org as a site that distributes badware.

You can find more information about this initiative on the BBC News Technology page, and on the Stopbadware.org site.

This initiative is due to go live this Friday 11th August 2006.

Incidentally, McAfee's SiteAdvisor, which is free to download and use and comes in both IE and Firefox flavours, will also let you know if the site you are visiting is potentially unsafe or not.