Google flags legit sites as bad

Share this article:
Human error is to blame for a (now-fixed) glitch that flagged every Google search result as being potentially malicious. Between 9:30 and 10:25 a.m. EST on Saturday, each result contained a message saying: "This site may harm your computer" -- usually reserved for known badware sites. Google also notified users of a related malware filter glitch that delivered legitimate emails to Gmail spam folders during about the same period on Saturday. — DK
Share this article:
close

Next Article in News

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Hackers target video game companies to lift copy protections and develop cheats

A threat group is targeting video game companies in order to lift DRM protections, develop cheats and possibly to steal source code.

Android malware spreads via mail tracking SMS spam

The mobile malware is currently targeting German users, McAfee revealed.

About 2,800 victims of worldwide info-stealing campaign targeting various sectors

About 2,800 victims of worldwide info-stealing campaign targeting ...

Unknown attackers have claimed about 2,800 victims in an ongoing information-stealing campaign identified by Kaspersky Lab as "Crouching Yeti."