Google Analytics Now Displaying Malware Notifications
New notifications alerting site owners of malicious software are part of wider effort to expand Google's safe browsing efforts.
Google Analytics users will now see a notification if their website has been hacked.
In the same way website owners receive malicious software alerts via Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics users will now get automatic notifications letting them know when malicious software has been identified on their site.
[pullquote]We’re extending our Safe Browsing protections to automatically display notifications to all Google Analytics users via familiar Google Analytics Notifications.[/pullquote]
Google Analytics Users will see the following notification that malware has been detected on their website.
In addition to the new Google Analytics malware notifications, Google has also expanded its Safebrowsing efforts.
According to a post on its security blog from earlier this week, Chrome users will be warned if a site contains malicious software. Google has also incorporated new signals to identify deceptive websites, and is disabling Google ads that lead to hacked sites.
All these security updates follow news last week that Google’s new “Hacked Classifier” was misclassifying sites, a story we covered on our partner site at Search Engine Land: Google’s New Hacked Classifier Misclassifies Some Web Sites As Hacked.