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Researchers: Users allowed to access infected sites found through search engines

“Users are largely allowed to access infected websites found through search engines, according to new research published Tuesday. Security firm SiteLock scanned more than 6 million of their clients’ sites during the second quarter of 2018. The firm found only 17 percent of infected sites are blacklisted by search engines like Google, meaning visitors to those sites could be unwittingly exposing themselves to malware. That statistic generally held from SiteLock’s findings in the first quarter of 2018, pointing to a lack of action on blacklisting the sites.”

Source: Researchers: Users allowed to access infected sites found through search engines | TheHill

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