Hacker News is one of the world’s biggest source of botnet news, but the internet-connected news aggregator has a problem.
The site is riddled with automated ads and its algorithm has been accused of being too conservative.
That’s why it’s been hard for people to identify a botnet.
But the problem could be solved if Google were to open up its search results to third-party news publishers.
That would allow users to search for news stories by using keywords, instead of the outdated search engine that many people are still using.
It would be a major boon for the company’s ability to monitor and combat botnets.
The Verge’s Chris Voss explains how the botnet search could work.