General Chat Thread, Is anybody else getting "This site may harm you computer" when searching via google in General; slashdot here:
Slashdot | Google Search Flagging Everything As Potentially Harmful...
31st January 2009, 06:50 PM #31
31st January 2009, 06:51 PM #32
Not so far from the truth.
Originally Posted by torledo
Official Google Blog
We periodically update that list and released one such update to the site this morning. 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., so the duration of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes.
31st January 2009, 07:12 PM #33
erm ... has any seen Geoff today?
Have they finally found his rogue connection to them?
31st January 2009, 07:31 PM #34
PFY must be hard at work on the google servers!!! Yep I got the same error message as the orig poster. I just closed the browser and started again
31st January 2009, 08:46 PM #35
1st February 2009, 12:39 AM #36
haha I had this earlier and then about 5mins later I had my MOTHER on the phone saying "My Laptop has a virus help!!!!"......................."No mother calm down its just a google thing, chill!!"................awwww mums
1st February 2009, 12:52 AM #37
Hahaaa, total fail!
In the revised blog post, Google clarified that they were responsible for introducing the mistake on the list today accidentally adding the URL of / to the list which caused all sites to be flagged as potentially harmful.
1st February 2009, 01:16 AM #38
1st February 2009, 06:55 AM #39
Briefly saw that last night, then it was fixed.
Never trust these HUMANS! You should see what they get upto in our school!!
1st February 2009, 11:53 AM #40
Was busy doing some searching when this happened.
Bit puzzled at first but when my 2 other machines did the same it was likey a Google issue.
Was fun to see that a search for Google can back with the error too.
I have the student home page set to Google so was hoping that it would be sorted before Monday ir it was a quick change to the KIX file.
1st February 2009, 08:51 PM #41
- Rep Power
I found this other search engine - I think it's called YAHOO and it doesn't find any problems.
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