Thursday, November 11, 2010

Safe Browsing on Blogger

Safe Browsing on Blogger

National Cyber-Security Awareness Month
is here once again. In that spirit we wanted to share a bit about what
we are doing on Blogger to help fight malicious content, along with some
tips for a safer browsing experience online. While spammers are always
coming up with new tricks, the combination of Blogger’s abuse-fighting
systems and the security features of modern browsers helps ensure that
you’ll be able to browse through your favorite blog content with

partnered with other abuse-fighting teams within Google to develop
sophisticated systems for automatically detecting and quarantining
nefarious content on Blogspot. Over the years, our teams have analyzed
the patterns and behavior of malicious blogs and code, and with each new
detection our existing algorithms are trained for better coverage in
the future. As a result, we are able to catch and quarantine thousands
of malicious blogs each year, and are happy to say that our overall spam
levels are at an all-time low across our service.

course, while our automated systems provide great coverage for a wide
variety of abuse types, you can always let us know about suspicious
blogs by
reporting them directly to us
via our online form. We’re also looking to you, the users, to be our
eyes on the web and let us know anything that may have escaped our
existing systems.

partnering with us on the detection process, you can also make a
difference in your own online security by taking advantage of your
browser’s built-in security. Modern browsers have powerful security
features that can detect potentially malicious sites and alert you
should you stumble upon them. Using technology like Google’s
Safe Browsing
tools, users of many browsers see warning screens when attempting to
visit sites that automated systems have determined to contain suspicious
content. To make sure you have the latest and most secure browser
version, please check out the following browser sites:

We also recommend using one of the following tools to keep your browser plug-ins up to date: Google-developed SecBrowsing; Mozilla Plugin Check.

For more tips on safe browsing and security on the web, check out the home of Cyber Security Awareness Month at the

1 comment:

  1. heh, never really had any problems with malicious sites before... Might aswell try the Google Safe Browsing API but theres probably gona be no difference to me lol


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