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News on Google fault
From: "aljuhani" <info () linuxmount com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 20:04:49 +0300

Washington Post:

Google: This Internet May Harm Your Computer:

A glitch in a computer security program embedded deeply into Google's search engine briefly prevented users of the 
popular search engine from visiting any Web sites turned up in search results this morning. Instead, Google users were 
redirected to page that warned: "This site may harm your computer."

---also---

Update, 11:46 a.m.: Stopbadware.org, the consortium of industry and academia leaders that handles the database of sites 
Google lists as harmful, issued the following statement: "This morning, an apparent glitch at Google caused nearly 
every [update 11:44 am] search listing to carry the "Warning! This site may harm your computer" message. Users who 
attempted to click through the results saw the "interstitial" warning page that mentions the possibility of badware and 
refers people to StopBadware.org for more information. This led to a denial of service of our website, as millions of 
Google users attempted to visit our site for more information. We are working now to bring the site back up. We are 
also awaiting word from Google about what happened to cause the false warnings."

---full news link: 
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/01/google_this_internet_will_harm.html?wprss=securityfix


-aljuhani



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