Google Adds Malware Alert for Network Administrators

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2010-09-30 Print this article Print

Google has added a new alert service to help speed detection of malicious code on Websites.

The new service, Google Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators, is aimed at Autonomous System owners to ensure they receive early notifications of malware infections.

"A single network or ISP can host hundreds or thousands of different Websites," Google security team members Nav Jagpal and Ke Wang wrote in a joint blog post. "Although network administrators may not be responsible for running the Websites themselves, they have an interest in the quality of the content being hosted on their networks. We're hoping that with this additional level of information, administrators can help make the Internet safer by working with webmasters to remove malicious content and fix security vulnerabilities."

Google has made a practice of notifying Webmaster via e-mail about bad sites, and launched a service as part of its Webmaster Tools last year that identify specific pieces of malicious code.

To use the tool, visit |

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