Google prides itself on being proactive in protecting its users from
malware and other attacks (even government-sponsored ones) on the Web
via its Safe Browsing API and other technologies over the past five
years. In a blog post today, the company reveals the numbers behind some of its anti-malware initiatives:
- Google finds about 9,500 new malicious Web sites per day, either
innocent ones that have been compromised by hackers or sites built
specifically to distribute malware or for phishing.
- About 600 million users of Chrome,
Safari see several million warnings per day about malware and phishing on sites the users are about to visit.