Google has been addressing the issue of online security lately, and has launched the Google Online Security Blog as part of this effort.

Location of compromised websites

The new blog will provide updates on online security trends, and research related to online security. The first post tackles the subject of malware.

The map above shows the locations of compromised websites – the majority of malicious activity is going on in China, the US, Germany and Russia.

Google has been investigating malware recently, finding that around one in ten of the suspicious URLs it investigated were malicious, attempting ‘drive-by downloads’.

Google suggests the enabling of automatic updates for your operating system as well your browsers, browser plugins and other applications you are using, as well as using anti-virus software.