|20 Jul 2011||#1|
Google Finds Your Malware
Google is now capable of detecting a particular type of malware and warning you if it's lurking on your computer. What on earth will this silly search engine do next?
In a post on Google's official blog, security engineer Damian Menscher explained that the company recently noticed "some unusual search traffic" while performing routine maintenance on its servers. Further investigation revealed that this odd traffic is the work of computers infected by a type of malicious software.
So, how long before they are in the antivirus / antimalware biz?
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|20 Jul 2011||#6|
If google were to make a free antivirus program, they could control 40% of the market within months. That's a level of consumer trust and responsiveness that's a little scary when you think about it. Since their whole scheme is built on data mining users, if they had access to complete transparency on that many systems, who knows what else they might get up to.
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