In an effort to offer more security and help to webmasters in case their website is hacked, Google has launched a new feature called Security Issues. It will allow the webmasters find more details about how their website was hacked by pointing out the exact nature of the problem.
The brand-new feature in the Google Webmaster Tools will list out the sites and pages, including specific URLs, that Google believes has been hacked by malware or spam. If possible, it will also offer code snippets from the site as well as the date of the problem detection.
What are the benefits of Security Issues?
It will empower you with better control over the security of your website by pointing out the exact place from where the site had been hacked.
It will help you know the exact nature of the problem by offering you the detail of malware, i.e., whether it was a website template injection, SQL injection or malware code injection.
It will help you check if the issue has really been resolved by offering you the date when the website was hacked.
It offers “request a review” option once the issue has been resolved to keep the visitors of your website from getting this type of message: This site may harm your computer.
Conclusion: Security Issues is one of the best features of Google that will not only help webmasters detect how their website was hacked, but it will also pinpoint the exact location of the website that had been vulnerable to the malware or spam. This kind of information will help non-technical webmasters to get better security and protection for their websites.