Google Discovering Malicious Sites Daily

 

Google isn’t just the best search provider over the internet, it’s turning up to be the most protective one as well. Google is currently trying to provide users all over the world a secure portal for browsing the internet by identifying malicious websites daily.

According to Google is wants to update its security by providing its users notifications and warnings about the websites they’re about to visit and proclaim if they have any malicious content in it. Google really wants to step up its game and doing this would strengthen its reign on the search engine industry. Currently Google is at the top of its league, leaving behind search engines like Bing and Yahoo. Google has turned its resources into identifying malicious websites daily and its employees are uncovering nearly ten thousand malicious websites every day.

According to Google’s representative Niels Provos, Google is currently achieving the given task of unveiling an estimate of 9500 malicious websites every day. Not all of these websites are filled with malicious content; some are just owned by authors distributing malware whereas others are highly unsafe and created for the sole purpose of dispensing malware but Google is trying very hard to detect these false websites and its success rate is quite high with only a few numbers of negative results.

The websites that have been uncovered are quite popular, popping out in many searches content and hence Google has taken it seriously to protect its users by alerting them with warnings that range from twelve to fourteen million. The good thing about this change is that Google isn’t implementing it in its own browser but in all internet browsers available over the internet. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer will all be compatible with Google’s new change but Google has made a little change for Chrome users, turning it into a slight competitive advantage. Chrome user’s will receive warnings and download alerts from Chrome’s in build download protection service and these warnings range up to three hundred thousand.

Although this feature hasn’t been made public to Google user’s right now but its functioning will be quite easy and user-friendly. When user’s search for something unsafe websites will be highlighted by a red warning sign that will caution internet user’s about opening the link and hence deject them from browsing such content. Google has taken a step further by providing this service to organizations and keeping them safe by issuing the free public Safe Browsing API as this will help organizations keep their personal content and employees safe from outside prowlers.

Google’s new social responsibility will benefit many users over the internet. Google is trying to instruct web creators and controllers on ways to safeguard their websites and its content. According to Google as technology changes and increases so does the risk of malware and security related problems. Hackers and malware issuers are always trying to remain a step ahead of technology and by warning users and educating those that create it will help make the internet and browsing it a safer experience.

Google should be commended for these extra activities and innovations. Although they’re doing this to make sure their search engine and services remain at the top of the lead in the industry, it’s still good to know that they’re doing something to keep internet users safe from all the malicious content available. This will benefit organizations and help make their content perfectly safe from hackers and industry prowlers.

Google’s initiation towards safe-internet browsing will only make its worth higher in the search engine market and make it an inevitable page for internet users.

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Author Bio: Stella Rebecca’s major effort has revolved around latest gadgets. You can contact her on Facebook .

Why your online reputation is so important

With the ever increasing range of the internet and insatiable urge of sharing the stuff from personal life, today the internet is full of database. One can easily search about the education, past companies, location and other stuff from the internet. The most remarkable feature of this is, people don’t know what kind of image this online database has built for them. Michael Fertik, in his article on Bloomberg, talks about maintaining the privacy of the online content. Here are some reasons why your online reputation is so important:reputation_management

  • It’s generally seen that the companies research the candidates prior to recruit them. If one has a messed up twitter profile and a funky TL , the company might not offer them a serious job.
  • With the growing social networking sites, like Path, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram ,Foursquare, people are connected to each other. One can easily find about the  history of someone by mere searching by the name.
  • Stalkers and Spammers are always looking to find a loophole to make up a story
  • Online reputation is very important in case of businesses. If you are running a restaurant and someone posted a nasty comment about your service, you can loose customers.

We all search about the company or product in which we are interested. The first thing we do as soon as we want  to know about something is to Google it . Here are the things that you can do to build a good reputation online :

  • Make a website. If you are an individual, use About . It is free to use and gives the basic information about you. If you are a company, make your own dedicated website.
  • Improve your LinkedIn and  Twitter profile. The content of the bio should be carefully written keeping in mind your target.
  • Opt for privacy features. You can choose to keep things private and not disclose your whereabouts to anyone in social networking sites.
  • In case you want some legal help, you can choose to take help from Reputation.

5 reasons why path would eventually overtake facebook

We all have heard so many things about Facebook . The fastest growing company, a company with millions of users and other stuff and we are so much carried away by this that we don’t know that there actually exists some other social networking sites that are way better than Facebook. Recently, I came across Path . Launched in 2010 by the ex employees of Facebook, this wonderful app delivers much more than Facebook. Here’s why you would love this and why Path would eventually overtake Facebook :

  • Neat and Clean Design

PathThe first thing that you will notice after installing this app is how clean its design is. Only important things without the clutter. Unlike Facebook where they try to include so many things in so little space. The designers at path have done an excellent job.

  • User Friendly app

Path is all about sharing your precious moments. It’s all about the delight one gets through design, information, and communication after using the app. As they say in their values, it’s is simple, personal and a quality product.

  • Like a Journal

Sharing something on Path is like adding journal entries. It’s like writing a daily diary and keeping the best moments for ever. It’s much better than the Facebook’s timeline.

  • Edit and Upload Your Photos in Secs

path images With a built in photo editor that has so many options, the photo editing and uploading is much faster and easier.

  • Get the best of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

In a way, Path is a mixture of three of these and is wonderfully designed. One can share his location, his activities, the music one is listening to and many more things in a very easy way.

Last but not the least, unlike Facebook, Path is only an app. It is designed for mobile users only and is gaining much popularity since its launch. To know more about the features and other stuff, you can click here . We at ChillGeeks give a thumbs up to this app