Google alerts searchers of hacked sites

2010-12-18 22:24

San Francisco - Google on Friday announced search engine upgrades that included alerting people to hacked websites that make it into query results.

"We've added new notifications to the results page to warn you when sites may have been compromised, spammed or defaced," Google director of product management Mike Cassidy said in a blog post.

"In addition to helping users, these notices will also help webmasters more quickly discover when someone is abusing their sites."

Google added automated tools designed to detect signs of hacking and then pin warnings reading "This site may be compromised" beneath potentially tainted entries in search results, according to Cassidy.

"Rest assured, once the problem has been fixed, the warning label will be automatically removed from our search results," said Google associate product manager Gideon Wald.

The Mountain View, California-based internet giant also added new languages and domains to its "Instant" search feature that delivers suggested results with each key stroke of a query.

Google's translation service was given upgrades that include providing alternatives as to what the intended meaning of phrases might be.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    google  |  us  |  internet

linking and moving

2015-04-22 07:36 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

UK expert: Boks ‘have KO game’
Ireland hold on to down Italy
As it happened: Ireland 16-9 Italy
All Blacks sympathise with England
Traffic Alerts

It is time to focus on your daily rhythm. Are you putting too much attention on future projects and neglecting the day to more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.