[LINK] Google site warning on News.com.au
pbolger at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 09:28:50 AEDT 2008
I'm not arguing, but if you take a look at the site in question:
It certainly doesn't look like anything an Australian media company
would produce - out of date content, misspellings, bad grammer.
2008/11/12 Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Rick Welykochy <rick at praxis.com.au> wrote:
>> Richard Chirgwin wrote:
>> > ...and there on the first page of results was a News.com.au link:
>> > <
>> > ...with Google's "this site may harm your computer" warning... using the
>> > target URL brings up just the News.com.au link with the warning.
>> Here is why: other sites accessed by News.Com are nasties:
>> "[The] Malicious software includes 33 scripting exploit(s),
>> 4 exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average
>> of 3 new processes on the target machine."
>> This is simply not acceptable behaviour for a major news portal. Isn't it.
> There seems to be a problem with Google's reporting feature where anybody
> can flag a given URL as malware-providing
> See here
> It branded PalmOS.com and a JavaFX blog as "harmful" before. The affected
> sites were clueless of how to get rid of that flag.
> I guess it can badly harm any legit site if enough people submit reports
> against it...
> Just my $0.02
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