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Google's Safe Browsing API Released

An experimental version of Google's Safe Browsing API has been released in an attempt to thwart Phishers and Malware authors. This allows any application developer to check for blacklisted URLs on Google's database. It is currently used to prevent Phishing and Malware in Firefox and Google Desktop but now it can now be used by anyone.

The API is still experimental, but we hope it will be useful to ISPs, web-hosting companies, and anyone building a site or an application that publishes or transmits user-generated links. Sign up for a key and let us know how we can make the API better. We fully expect to iterate on the design and improve the data behind the API, and we'll be paying close attention to your feedback as we do that. We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Phishers and Malware authors beware!

Originally posted on Sun Jun 24, 2007