A swordsmith keeps Google safe from barbaric hordes. No, seriously.
"+Niels Provos is a Google software engineer who spends his weekends forging Viking weaponry. And that’s only appropriate.

Google, you see, is caught up in a never-ending arms race. It began in the late ’90s, when criminals started using Google’s search engine as a tool to find vulnerable websites, and in the years since, it has mushroomed into a battle of enormous scale, with the bad guys trying to flood Google search results with phishing sites, marketing campaigns, and — worst of all — webpages that try to attack and install malicious software on any machine that visits them.

Provos is the man charged with keeping those web barbarians at bay — all of them."

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