“Warning – the site you are about to visit may harm your computer!” Ever seen this message from Google? No, neither had I, but apparently it's now set to appear whenever Google users attempt to visit a site that has been identified as risky by the Stop Badware Coalition.
You can see this message for yourself if you do a search for “asta killer” on Google, and click on the first link.
On one hand I'm pleased that they're doing this, because it seems to make perfect sense. I have long thought that there should be some kind of warning system. On the other, I'm worried about what might happen when a site is wrongly identified as distributing malware.
A quick check also showed that some of the more notorious sites on the web haven't been flagged. Hmmm. Well, it's a good idea, and it'll be interesting to see how it develops.