Google adds hacked site alerts into search results

For quite some time now Google has offered a helping hand in keeping you safe while browsing. If a website was suspected to contain malware, within search results they would label the link “This site may harm your computer.” You could continue on, and you would be greeted with an extremely intrusive warning page. If you kept going at that point, hopefully you knew what you were doing. Well Google is beefing up security once again, and adding a new label to search results: “This site may be compromised.” The new label is meant to alert you that the site you are looking at may be hacked by a third party, in Google’s words, typically for spam.

Should your site receive the warning, you can follow these simple Cleaning your site instructions and get everything all squared away. To get an idea of what the alert will look like, check out the picture below.

Via Google

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