Google released an safebrowsing api to check the site against blacklisted sites. The listed pages are suspected to be related to phishing, viruses or malware distribution attempts. Each of the sites are already checked for parasites for a while, and the blacklist is updated constantly. During the may, google reported that there are billions of compromised web pages in their blog and provided the webserver location and data. It is important to note, that the site is not always intentionally distributing malware. Also, it is interesting to not the shift towards ISS webservers comparing all and infected systems. Olde apache is still safer choice 😉

Google blacklist is provided encoded, it looks like google does not want to share its work so easily. Although some sites are available unencoded, thus it is possible to decipher the whole blacklist.

Categories: Security

Giedrius Majauskas

I am a internet company owner and project manager living at Lithuania. I am interested in computer security, health and technology topics.


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