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Google to warn users of sites that repeatedly spread malware

Google has rolled out a new update to its Safe Browsing policy to better protect users from websites that repeatedly spread malware and other harmful content.

In a Security Blog post, Google explained that the Safe Browsing policy has been warning users from sites that violate its Malware, Unwanted Software, Phishing, and Social Engineering Policies since 2005. However, the company is aware that some sites go back to their harmful ways once Google removes their unsafe tag.

As a result, Google said that it has rolled out a new Safe Browsing feature called “Repeat Offenders.” As Google explained, this new feature will target websites “that repeatedly switch between compliant and policy-violating behavior for the purpose of having a successful review and having warnings removed.”

Once a website is tagged as a Repeat Offender, the site will be unable to request additional reviews for 30 days, and warnings will continue to show to users.

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