Google Safe Browsing Program 5 Years Old – Been Blacklisted Lately?

Today Google released a nice post: Safe Browsing – Protecting Web Users for 5 Years and Counting. In it they provide a good summary of what they have been up to the past 5 years with their Safe Browsing program.

Here are some interesting data points:

  • 600 million users are protected
  • 9,500 new malicious websites are found every day
  • 12 – 14 million Google Search queries show malicious warnings
  • Provide warnings to about 300,000 downloads per day
  • Send thousands of notifications daily to webmasters
  • Sent thousands of notifications daily to Internet Service Providers (ISPs)


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Sucuri SiteCheck – Web Malware Distribution – May 2012

Last month ( May 2012), we were able to identify 94,866 compromised (hacked) websites using our free SiteCheck scanner.

These were the top infections per distribution type (iframes and conditional redirections). A comparison to April can be seen here – Sucuri SiteCheck – Web Malware Distribution – April 2012):

You can more closely follow the daily activity in our labs by following Sucuri Labs and monitoring the Sucuri Labs page.

Conditional (often htaccess) redirections:

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Top linked sites – What webmasters are linking to

We scan hundreds of thousands of sites daily here at Sucuri and while analyzing some of the data we got interested on what sites are getting the “link love” more often.

By link love, I mean what “do follow” links most webmasters have in their sites? After extracting the data from the last 500k scans we did, those were the top:

  1. 6.9% – www.facebook.com
  2. 6.4% – twitter.com
  3. 2.8% – wordpress.org
  4. 2.6% – youtube.com
  5. 1.9% – feeds.feedburner.com
  6. 1.2% – www.linkedin.com
  7. 1.2% – www.google.com
  8. 1.1% – validator.w3.org
  9. 1.1% – wwww.adobe.com
  10. 0.9% – www.addthis.com

So it means that 6.9% of the sites had a link to facebook, 6.4% to twitter, etc. I was actually surprised to see validator.w3.org ranked so well. We would be in a much better place if even 1% of the sites validated properly.

It also shows the force of WordPress, with almost 3% of the sites linking there (and probably using WordPress).

Those were the top 30:

  1. www.facebook.com.
  2. twitter.com.
  3. wordpress.org.
  4. www.youtube.com.
  5. feeds.feedburner.com.
  6. www.linkedin.com.
  7. www.google.com.
  8. validator.w3.org.
  9. www.adobe.com.
  10. www.addthis.com.
  11. www.flickr.com.
  12. www.myspace.com.
  13. feedburner.google.com.
  14. www.blogger.com.
  15. www.macromedia.com.
  16. statcounter.com.
  17. www.amazon.com.
  18. www.addtoany.com.
  19. www.wordpress.org.
  20. creativecommons.org.
  21. bit.ly.
  22. en.wikipedia.org.
  23. facebook.com.
  24. www.statcounter.com.
  25. www.liveinternet.ru.
  26. www.histats.com.
  27. feeds2.feedburner.com.
  28. www.apple.com
  29. www.gnu.org
  30. www.stumbleupon.com

It is also interesting that people are linking to shorten URLS (bit.ly) so often too. What do you think? What sites do you have linked in your own sites?

Google top 1000 sites: Interesting stats about them

Google recently published a list with the top 1000 most visited web sites in the world. We found that list very interesting and decided to take a closer look at them.

These are stats we took:

  1. Web servers in use
  2. Programming language in use
  3. Sites using WordPress
  4. Sites using Jquery
  5. Sites using Google Adsense
  6. Sites using Google Analytics
  7. Sites that doesn’t work without the www
  8. Sites using China Cache

A few of these numbers really amazed us. Nginx, for example, was used in 15% of the sites, very close to IIS with only 17%. Jquery is being used in almost 30% of the top sites and 42% are using Google analytics.

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