Google looking for anti-malware help

Summary:In the wake of this week's barrage of malware sites poisoning Google results, the search engine giant is asking the public for help reporting malicious Web sites.

In the wake of this week's barrage of malware sites poisoning Google results, the search engine giant is asking the public for help reporting malicious Web sites.

On the official Google security blog,  staff engineer Niels Provos pleads:

Currently, we know of hundreds of thousands of websites that attempt to infect people's computers with malware. Unfortunately, we also know that there are more malware sites out there. This is where we need your help in filling in the gaps. If you come across a site that is hosting malware, we now have an easy way for you to let us know about it. If you come across a site that is hosting malware, please fill out this short form. Help us keep the internet safe, and report sites that distribute malware.

Google's anti-malware team is involved in an effort to identify all web pages on the Internet that could potentially be malicious.

Topics: Security, Google, Malware

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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