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Google's 'gap in user protection' creates playground for malware

We always need to be on the lookout for cybercriminals. These devious scammers are constantly trying to rip us off. Malware, ransomware and phishing attacks are just a few of the techniques they use against us.

In an effort to keep its users safe from these threats, Google implemented "Safe Browsing" technology over 10 years ago. However, it turns out this technology isn't giving us the protection that we need.

Google warns internet users about sites containing malicious software that they are about to visit through its Safe Browsing technology. The malicious software is designed to infect your gadget and potentially steal your personal information.

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One problem with this warning system is that a site containing malicious software could remove it just long enough to have the warning removed. Once Google's warning is removed, the site could re-install the malicious software and return to being a potential risk.

Google announced a tweak to its Safe Browsing system this week. It will now warn users about sites that have been found to be repeat offenders. This change will also make it more difficult for the site to have warnings removed.

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