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Google Opens Safe Browsing API (Experimental)

   
7:45 pm on Jun 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google has released an API that enables other applications to access its blacklist of URLs (uniform resource locators) that may have malicious programs.

Developers can incorporate the API (application programming interface) into their applications that deal with user-generated links, Google said on its security blog.

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Get your Safe browsing API key here [code.google.com...]

The Safe Browsing API is an experimental API that allows 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.