Google has added a new notification to its search results
that helps people know when a site may have been hacked.
The search results notification will help people avoid sites
that may have been compromised and altered by a third party,
typically for spam.
"We use a variety of automated tools to detect common signs
of a hacked site as quickly as possible. When we detect
something suspicious, we'll add the notification to our
search results," Google said. "We'll also do our best to
contact the site's webmaster via their Webmaster Tools
account and any contact email addresses we can find on the
webpage. We hope webmasters will also appreciate these
notices, because it will help you more quickly discover when
someone may be abusing your site so you can correct the
Once a problem has been fixed, the warning label will be
automatically removed from Google's search results, usually
in a matter of days, Google added.
The Mountain View, California-based Internet giant also
added new languages and domains to its "Instant" search
feature that delivers suggested results with each key stroke
of a query.
Google's translation service was given upgrades that include
providing alternatives as to what the intended meaning of
phrases might be.