Google malware scare plan

Google has expanded the malware warnings its Safe Browsing gives Web admins.

As detailed in this blog post, it's offering more detailed reasons for why users are told “this site might harm your computer”.

When you curb your outrage and log in, you'll now be told whether the problem is that you've been popped and are serving malware; or that Mountain View's identified harmful downloads on your site; or the Googleplex reckons your pages are trying to trick users; or that there are “uncommon downloads” on the site.

This last one is triggered if Safe Browsing has never seen a particular binary before, and gets lifted if it decides the file is benign.

As always, Web admins are reminded to register their sites in Search Console, so if any of these issues pop up, Google can let you know. ®

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