Google Safe Browsing Adds 'Repeat Offender' Category

An anonymous reader writes: Google’s Safe Browsing service will now brand sites which fall victim to malware repeatedly as “repeat offenders.” When a site is identified as serving malware — which usually occurs via an SQL injection attack or through auction-driven network advertising — Google adds a “This site will harm your computer” tag to domain entries in its search results, and serves further warnings by way of interstitial pages. From today, sites which continue to succumb to attackers will not be permitted to resubmit their domain for consideration via Search Console for thirty days — enough time to do significant SEO damage. That period does not include additional time for Google to respond to submissions about repaired sites and to remove the warnings.

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