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:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.
close

Next Article in News

Sign up to our newsletters

TOP COMMENTS

More in News

Florida Supreme Court rules warrants a must for real-time cell location tracking

Florida Supreme Court rules warrants a must for ...

The Florida Supreme Court put the kibosh on warrantless real-time tracking using location data obtained from cell phone providers.

Modular malware for OS X includes backdoor, keylogger components

Modular malware for OS X includes backdoor, keylogger ...

The modular malware was named "Ventir," by researchers at Kaspersky.

Fake Dropbox login page nabs credentials, is hosted on Dropbox

Fake Dropbox login page nabs credentials, is hosted ...

Symantec researchers received a phishing email linking recipients to a fake Dropbox login page that is hosted on Dropbox's user content domain and served over SSL.