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Re: Google Labels Entire Internet As Dangerous

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____/ Terry Porter on Saturday 31 January 2009 23:16 : \____

> Crossposts snipped.
> A wintroll using the name sampurnashresthaoperator@xxxxxxxxx FUDded RoyS and
> 1/2 of Usenet today with the following trash:-
>> www.boycottnovell.com is a site that appears to be infested with
>> trojans. The site loads extremely slowly and at times renders Safari
>> useless. Since I visted that site my Windows computer has been running
>> very slow and experiencing a lot of outbound requests which my Sygate
>> firewall seems to be blocking.
>> Avoid the site www.boycottnovell.com is my advice.
> The true facts are of course, another matter entirely. Just ask yourself, if
> the wintrolls are willing to pervert the truth so badly about a pro Linux
> posters website, what length are they willing to go to to *lie* about
> GNU/Linux ?
> Can anybody believe *anything* the wintrolls post ?
> begin{quote}
> Earlier this morning, you may have been surprised to see that every Google
> search you performed resulted in links to sites which were, according to
> Google, potentially harmful to your computer. As it turns out, Google's
> malware detection system got a little trigger-happy - due to a human error.
> Google's malware detector works via a partnership with the non-profit
> organisation StopBadware.org, who aid Google by supplying them with a list
> of sites known to install malware. Google updates these lists regularly,
> but sadly, the URL "/" got accidentally added to the list- effectively
> blacklisting every asite on the internet (except YouTube, actually).
> Unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly
> checked in as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs. Fortunately,
> our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted
> the file. Since we push these updates in a staggered and rolling fashion,
> the errors began appearing between 6:27 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. and began
> disappearing between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m., [all time sin PST] so the duration
> of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes."
> The error was quickly fixed by Google, and the company has promised to
> review their policies regarding the malware detector blacklists, and
> assures us it won't happen again.
> end{quote}
> http://osnews.com/story/20887/Google_Labels_Entire_Internet_As_Dangerous
> Join the winning team, and get your Free GNU/Linux/Ubuntu LIVE CD at :-
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

The site is back now. Looking at the statistics, no wonder it could not cope.

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                ~~ Best of wishes

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