Yahoo and McAfee Team Up To Make Search Safer

Yahoo unveiled a new feature today that will improve the security of searching the Web. The service is called “SearchScan”. It’s a combination of McAfee’s SiteAdvisor technology and Yahoo Search.

Basically while browsing with “SearchScan” a warning sign will pop up next to malicious links identified by McAfee. Once marked as dangerous or harmful, Yahoo will block that Web site from showing up in their search results. If a website is not blocked, warning labels will appear next to the links to caution people before clicking through.

This may eventually eliminate the need for browser-based plugins that monitor the net from your pc (and also slow down your connection).

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