Google to warn millions of webmasters

Google’s web spam team’s recent warning to 20,000 webmasters about vulnerabilities on their sites is a drop in the ocean, with the search giant revealing that it is stepping up its plans against malicious sites.

Earlier this week, head of Google’s web spam team Matt Cutts, who is also the author of Google’s SafeSearch family filter, tweeted that Google had sent out 20,000 emails to webmasters who have had their sites compromised. The search giant isn’t required to notify webmasters that their sites are vulnerable; however, as it trawls the web to index sites, it is able to discover which sites have malicious content, and it chooses to notify the sites affected — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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