Google is painting a scary scenario about potentially dangerous websites on the Internet: More than 1.3% of all search queries are now directing users to at least one malware site – and only seven out of ten threats are caught by the best security applications available today.
Google limited its research (PDF) to pages that contain so-called drive-by download web pages, which are installing and running malware on client PCs without user action. According to the company, such drive-by downloads are now hiding in more than 3.4 million URLs on more than 181,000 web sites. The research results also suggest that more and more search results provided by Google point to malware sites: While less than 0.3% of search queries contained a link to at least one malware site one year ago, the rate has gone up to about 1.3% at the end of the year.
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