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Google study finds one in 10 web pages searched contains malicious code

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, May 12, 2007
12 years ago1,574 views

That's NOT good news :
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London, May 11: A study conducted by Google has found that about one in 10 web pages scrutinised by the search engine contained malicious code that could infect a user's PC.

For their study, Google researchers surveyed 4.5 million pages to "in-depth analysis" and found that about 450,000 of them were capable of launching so-called "drive-by downloads", sites that install malicious code, such as spyware, without a user's knowledge.

A further 700,000 pages apparently contained code that could compromise a user's computer, they said. >>

dailyindia.com/show/140633.php ...

Nevertheless, Google is still the best search engine in the world.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Everyone draws silly conclusions (including BBC). Please read this:

<<Researchers from the firm surveyed billions of sites, subjecting 4.5 million pages to "in-depth analysis".

About 450,000 were capable of launching so-called "drive-by downloads", sites that install malicious code, such as spyware, without a user's knowledge.>>

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology ...

From billions of sites (Google's index has more than 20 billions pages), only 450,000 launched malware.

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