All Google Search Results: "This site may harm your computer."

Frank Bulk frnkblk at
Sat Jan 31 12:23:25 CST 2009

Sounds like a whitelist of URLs to check against the blacklist would be
appropriate here.

I know that content-filtering company 8e6 had a problem over 2 years ago
with some good well-known sites.  Somewhere around that time they hardcoded
categories for the top 500 sites, so that if something slipped through the
cracks again, the impact would be smaller.


-----Original Message-----
From: Damian Menscher [mailto:damian at] 
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 11:32 AM
To: Peter Beckman
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: All Google Search Results: "This site may harm your computer."

FYI, the official explanation has been posted:


On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 6:50 AM, Peter Beckman <beckman at> wrote:
> This morning whilest Googling, I got a bunch of "Permission Denied" to
> "/interstitial?..." URLs on Google.
> Then all my search results got listed as "This site may harm your
> computer."
> Is Google broken, or is the functionality of listing sites as broken,
> broken?
> Beckman
> Peter Beckman                                                  Internet
> beckman at

Damian Menscher :: Security Reliability Engineer :: Google ::

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