Google has recently released a new statistics related to its Safe Browsing Service. The search giant announced that now more than 3 billion desktops or mobile devices running on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox are being protected from visiting potentially dangerous sites with this new Safe Browsing service. Additionally, many web app developers including Snapchat are using this service to protect their users.
The Safe Browsing service was launched in 2007, and it was one of Google’s earliest anti-malware efforts. In the year 2016, Google released a figure of 2 million and this was the number of devices being protected by Safe Browsing service.
As per a blog post by Google, “This notification is one of the visible parts of Safe Browsing, a collection of Google technologies that hunt badness—typically websites that deceive users—on the internet.”
For many years, Google has been using machine learning in Safe Browsing. This has helped them in detecting much web-based malware and removing them. Google also included, “We’re continually evaluating and integrating cutting-edge new approaches to improve Safe Browsing”.