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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Malware warning

It's been in the news since one month, but only recently I got that message when using Google:

malware warning

If the API is made open, it will be interesting to integrate this into open-source browser (Konqueror and Firefox) so that the URLs which typed in by the users (not only the URLs given by Google) can be checked for badware as well. Of course, there's a privacy issue here to be taken seriously.


Anonymous said...

Then you should try Firefox 2 beta

Ariya Hidayat said...

Anonymous: I just tried Firefox 2 beta1 and activate the anti-phising feature. But Firefox does nothing to the the URL that was blocked before by Google.
Does it need perhaps extra extension? Or should it work out of the box?

Maxilys said...

The question is: Is this warning really necessary?

I went to the site of which you didn't blurry enough the URL. Apart from two external javascript files, there's nothing to worry about. One of these files comes from Google itself. The worst the second one does is to try to open a popup window. Oh, yes! And it contains a half php tag. "<?php" exactly.

Is that all the dangers Google is trying to protect us from?

Ariya Hidayat said...

Maxilys: I guess Google only uses the data from Whether some sites are marked as "bad" or not surely depends on's analysis. It could also trigger some false positives, just like the case with antivirus.