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Google gives Kansas Education Service Center the finger too

Do you remember when Google launched their interstitial pages in conjunction with StopBadware.org?
Written by Garett Rogers, Inactive
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Do you remember when Google launched their interstitial pages in conjunction with StopBadware.org?  When it was first introduced, I was quite excited about it -- finally they were helping the average user protect themselves from malicious websites.

Well, what happens when a good site gets blacklisted?  Usually there is a reason for it; they got hacked or they are unknowingly linking to something that might contain malicious software.  Well, lets take Greenbush Southeast Kansas Education Service Center for example.  A search on Google for "kansas education center" brings up the result in question -- greenbush.org.

Clicking the link brings up an interstitial page that explains you might be putting yourself at risk --  to visit the site you must enter the URL manually.  Greenbush.org is nothing to be afraid of -- unless you are afraid of the education system of course.

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In fact, in some circumstances a white-hat company could be completely humiliated if Google ranks them as #1 for relevant terms.  When a user clicks the search result link, this warning could easily scare off existing or potential clients.  I don't know if this already happens, but Google should contact website owners before their site is flagged with an explanation why -- even if it has to be automated.

[via CIO

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