Yahoo displays warnings about malware linksMay 7, 2008 – 4:54 AM
Yahoo is to start flagging links to sites that may contain dangerous content. Google has been warning users if a potentially dangerous website is behind the link in the list of hits displayed for some time now. Yahoo is following suit by marking websites that could possibly infect visitors with malicious code in its list of hits.
Yahoo is using McAfee’s SiteAdvisor to identify malicious websites. The Yahoo version, called SearchScan, will display a warning in the list of hits if potentially dangerous websites are found that fall into the categories dangerous downloads, risk of being hacked and unsolicited e-mails – indeed, Yahoo goes so far as to suppress from the hit list sites that are categorised as risk of being hacked.
Source: Heise Security