Google’s new malware notifications

2009-10-14

in Geek stuff, Internet matters, Security

In a welcome move, Google will now be sending detailed information to people whose websites have been infected with malware. This occurs frequently when people use old versions of content management systems like WordPress or Joomla. Attackers use known security flaws to add their own code to vulnerable sites: spreading viruses, stealing information, manipulating search engines, and so on.

Given how many blogs get started and abandoned – and how many bloggers lack the technical savvy to identify and remove infections themselves – this should help make the web a bit safer.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Antonia October 15, 2009 at 8:31 am

Thanks. At some point I ought to move a site to a more modern WYSIWYG CMS but not for a while.

Milan October 15, 2009 at 8:43 am

I really dislike so-called ‘WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get).’

I prefer to work with HTML, where there are fewer headaches and surprises.

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