Google on Wednesday announced that its Google.com is partially dangerous and unsafe for users.
According to the Mountain View, California Company, some pages on its site may try and install harmful software on the device they’re open on, a Reddit user has discovered.
Google’s Safe Browsing checker list – a tool that examines ‘billions of URLs’ per day, aiming to locate and flag potentially dangerous websites, warns that its homepage is “partially dangerous” and “some pages on the website redirect visitors to dangerous [ones] that install malware on visitors’ computers.”
The malware, in turn, could steal personal and financial info.
“Google’s Safe Browsing technology examines billions of URLs per day looking for unsafe websites. Every day, we discover thousands of new unsafe sites, many of which are legitimate websites that have been compromised. When we detect unsafe sites, we show warnings on Google Search and in web browsers. You can search to see whether a website is currently dangerous to visit,” the company added.
Other popular websites that are marked as dangerous include popular photo sharing site tumblr.com and coding collaboration site github.com.