Jun 21, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Brian Rakowski at the Google Online Security Blog announces Google's unveiling of the Safe Browsing API which is an “experimental API that enables client applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated blacklists of suspected phishing and malware pages. Your client application can use the API to download an encrypted table for local, client-side lookups of URLs that you would like to check.firefox_anti_phishing.png

Some of the things you can do with the Safe Browsing API:

  1. Warn users before clicking on links that appear in your site when they lead to malware-infested pages.
  2. Prevent users from posting links to phishing pages from your site.
  3. Check a list of pages against Google's lists of suspected phishing and malware pages.

The Developers guide features a list of How Tos


Getting started

GetKey Requests

  1. Description
  2. Server Response

Update Requests

  1. Description
  2. Parameters
  3. Message Authentication

Acceptable Usage in Clients

  1. Client Update Frequency and Back-off
  2. Throttling Clients

Reporting Incorrect Data

  1. Reporting Phishing URLs
  2. Reporting Phishing Errors
  3. Reporting Malware Errors

List Format

  1. Suffix/Prefix Expressions
  2. Performing Lookups
  3. Canonicalization

For more, read the post at Google Online Security Blog.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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