Friday, July 29, 2011

Meaning of "This site may be compromised" appearing in Google Search Engine Result Pages

This site may be compromised

I think you may be already know about the meaning of "This site may harm your computer" warning message some time appearing with some site in Google search engine result pages.

Today, I saw a new message coming in Google search engine result pages. The message is coming with a website i.e. "This site may be compromised"

The exact meaning of This site may be compromised is that some one hacked that website or the owner of that website have not control over that website.

Exact meaning given by Google

To protect the safety of our users, we show this warning message for search results that we believe may have been hacked or otherwise compromised. If a site has been hacked, it typically means that a third party has taken control of the site without the owner’s permission. Hackers may change the content of a page, add new links on a page, or add new pages to the site. The intent can include phishing (tricking users into sharing personal and credit card information) or spamming (violating search engine quality guidelines to rank pages more highly than they should rank)

Read Google's Explanation on "This site may be compromised"

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