The Google Warning

by Ermie C
This article is about how Google has warned over 20,000 websites that they could be infected by Malware.  They suggested that some pages may be hacked with certain javascript that will lead their users to pages that they install Malware.  Many of the type of codes are used are HTML, PHP, and JavaScript.  Also, the websites were warned that their server configuration files may be compromised.  Last July, Google started to crack down on many websites that may be infected and that’s Google trying to show their concern and help for webmasters.

I liked this article because it shows that Google really does care about their customers.  We know that Google is continuously growing and growing and there’s nothing stopping them.  We all know that there are hackers in the world, but as the leading company of everything on the web, they must do these things to keep their customers safe.

I chose this article because in class we are talking about how JavaScript, can make things a lot easier to make for web pages.  We found that Javascript can give more capabilities with the interactions of the user and web interface.  Hopefully we can continue to learn more because learning more about what these kind of languages can do can definitely help us find Malware, if we become webmasters.

 

References:
Essers, L. (2012, April 19). Google Warns 20,000 Websites That Could Be Infected With Malware. PC World. Retrieved April 29, 2012, from http://www.pcworld.com/article/254071/google_warns_20000_websites_that_could_be_infected_with_malware.html

3 thoughts on “The Google Warning

  • April 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm
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    Awesome article! I had always thought about there purpose in “blocking” sites and warning users and it really does show to their customer service and respect. Seeing how the topics we have covered in class can be used for an entirely different purpose than we have seen is incredible to me. Good find!

  • April 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm
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    I wrote on this article too. I thought it was very interesting to find that as many as 20,000 websites were infected. I think that is amazing considering the numbers and the likelihood of how this actually happened. I enjoyed reading this article.

  • May 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm
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    Pretty cool of Google. Glad to hear that they are sticking to their “don’t be evil” plan. Especially given that they’ve recently entered the space race.

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