Was your web site hacked? Google wants to help

    While Google’s decision to kill Google Reader is drawing online, its decision to launch a web page to help the webmasters of hacked web sites may win the search giant some praise – at least with web masters.

    It’s a problem that Google says happens all too often, and webmasters can visit the site to learn about different kinds of attacks, best practices for prevention, and options both for recovery and, once recovered, to get your web page back in the good books of Google and its search rankings.

    It also offers a “help for hacked sites” overview video to introduce web masters to the basics, and their options.

    It’s certainly in the interests of any small business, even if they don’t have the expertise in house, to know what to be aware of when it comes to the integrity of their corporate web site, and to know some initial steps to take should something bad happen.

    Source: Google launches site to help webmasters of hacked sites

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    Jeff Jedras
    Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.