Microsoft updates malware warnings with more specifics

Warnings will now say “this might be a phishing site” or “This site might lead to malicious software”.
Warnings will now say “this might be a phishing site” or “This site might lead to malicious software”.

Microsoft has launched a new malware warning system with its Bing search engine now giving users specific warnings about possible threats on the sites being visited.

Chad Foster, Bing program manager, wrote in a blog, that Microsoft was doing away with its generic warnings that only told users that a site might contain malware. He said the change was needed because the word malware is simply to generic.

“Bing now gives more details about the type of threat the user is facing. Furthermore, this improvement enables webmasters to clean their site quicker by having stronger insights into why their site was flagged,” he wrote.

Warnings will now say “this might be a phishing site” or “this site might lead to malicious software” will now appear for users while webmasters will receive a more detailed version so they can dig out any malware.

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