Google Protects Over 600 Million Users And Identifies About 9,500 Malicious Websites Daily

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On yesterday, Google publicized just how much they are protecting and keeping you safe on the internet. According to the press release, Google states that “We protect 600 million users through built-in protection for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, where we show several million warnings every day to Internet users.” Additionally, it’s pointed out that the search giant find about “9,500 new malicious websites every day.”

More specifically, Google has a few bullet points on just how much they are involved in preventing and identifying these threats.

  • We protect 600 million users through built-in protection for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, where we show several million warnings every day to Internet users. You may have seen our telltale red warnings pop up — when you do, please don’t go to sites we’ve flagged for malware or phishing. Our free and public Safe Browsing API allows other organizations to keep their users safe by using the data we’ve compiled.
  • We find about 9,500 new malicious websites every day. These are either innocent websites that have been compromised by malware authors, or others that are built specifically for malware distribution or phishing. While we flag many sites daily, we strive for high quality and have had only a handful of false positives.
  • Approximately 12-14 million Google Search queries per day show our warningto caution users from going to sites that are currently compromised. Once a site has been cleaned up, the warning is lifted.
  • We provide malware warnings for about 300 thousand downloads per daythrough our download protection service for Chrome.
  • We send thousands of notifications daily to webmasters. Signing up withWebmaster Tools helps us communicate directly with webmasters when we find something on their site, and our ongoing partnership with StopBadware.org helps webmasters who can’t sign up or need additional help.
  • We also send thousands of notifications daily to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) & CERTs to help them keep their networks clean. Network administrators can sign up to receive frequent alerts.

For more information, check out the entire press statement at the source link below. If you have any thoughts or “thanks”, hit up the comments below.

 

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