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7-11-2008 @ 4:11PM
This article confuses and frustrates me.Directing traffic to a site that has been blacklisted for malware isn't a great idea. Even if you believe them. There are other avenues to resolve it, without recommending people disregard their AntiVirus and web browsers security measures.
7-12-2008 @ 11:22AM
Unfortunately no, there were no other ways to resolve it. The warning is google-generated, and the google malware filter is built into Firefox3. The only way to disable it client-side was to turn off the malware warning in Firefox, which defaults to on. The warning message, when it was up, clearly stated that we were not actually hosting malware at all, only that there had been a third-party injection of possible malicious code, and didn't even say whether it was actually active.It worries me greatly that Google can now effectively pass a death-sentence on whatever site they wish through this system. We lost a lot of traffic as a result of this warning and it took them a week to remove it. The fact that this could happen again, as a result of a mere forum hack that was fixed in minutes, scares the crap out of me to be honest. Consider what would have happened if WoW Insider had had the same issue.
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