Google Binary Search Not Only Finds Malware But Also Shows Signs Of More

PCWorld reports that Google’s binary search feature came in handy to locate “thousands of malicious Web sites, as well as several legitimate sites that have been hacked.” The feature reads executable files and can locate some malicious code within those files. It was used to help find malicious sites and programs by a security vendor named Websense. The article also explains that binary search may be a sign that “Google may be thinking about becoming a file searching service.”

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