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Google to Label Unsafe Websites as ‘Repeat Offenders’

Safari, Firefox and Chrome are set to exhibit 'deceptive' warning covering one full web-page for those sites which seem to purposely disseminate phishing pages, PUPs or other malware.

Moreover, they will not have access to review process under Safe Browsing so that nefarious webmasters won't be able to exploit the system. Under usual circumstances, Google lets websites go through the review process incase they're labeled as unsafe. A website operator may seek his site's reviewing from Google as well as get the warning removed after confirmation about the rectification of the offending matter.

Google explains that earlier when any website breached the Malware, Unwanted Software, Phishing, and Social Engineering Policies of Google, the company showed an alert message to Web-surfers till the time Google was able to confirm the website wasn't unsafe anymore. This confirmation often set off automatically; alternatively, get done following a request by the website operator.

Nevertheless, Google notes that certain sites won't be doing their harmful activity for a sufficient length of time so that the alerts are not displayed, but after the while return to their original unsafe acts. Infosecurity-magazine.com posted this, November 9, 2016.

The unsafe website alerts therefore suggest that Web-surfers shouldn't log into the sites that display the warnings, while be reverted to the search hits of Google.

According to Google Safe Browsing Team's Brooke Heinichen, the company continually updated its practices and policies for solving evolving threats. So the current change was yet again for aiding users' protection against destruction on the Web.

Google announced that the latest rule follows from a few unsafe websites abusing the company's review system for going on disseminating phishing schemes or malware.

Therefore, such websites require being labeled "repeat offenders" that would remain so for at least thirty days no matter whether the webmaster tries following the rule. Meanwhile, Google will inform the status of the repeat offenders to the sites over e-mail.

Under rules set to discipline 'repeat offenders,' Google will stop the review system which it typically conducts via Safe Browsing related to websites deemed unsafe. Safari and Firefox too utilize Safe Browsing for safeguarding Web-surfers.

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