Google vient de racheter VirusTotal, un service permettant de scanner un fichier ou une URL en ligne, à la recherche d’un programme malveillant (virus, malware, etc). Sur son blog officiel, VirusTotal explique :
Our goal is simple: to help keep you safe on the web. And we’ve worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually improve. But as a small, resource-constrained company, that can sometimes be challenging. So we’re delighted that Google, a long-time partner, has acquired VirusTotal. This is great news for you, and bad news for malware generators.VirusTotal says that with this acquisition, the quality and power tools for malware will be improved and the infrastructure of Google will make available tools when the user needs it. VirusTotal will continue to operate independently and maintain partnerships with various antivirus and other security experts.