This site may harm your computer
Despite what Google thinks, we have no intention of harming your computer. Google made a little boo boo this morning, and apparently reported the entire internet as malware (not really that far fetched). Below is a screen shot via Tech Crunch. We’ll let the real tech sites do the reporting on this, I just thought it was funny. I figured those of you who slept in like me and missed it, would enjoy seeing it..
UPDATE : Google has posted an explanation of what happened
We work with a non-profit called StopBadware.org to get our list of URLs. StopBadware carefully researches each consumer complaint to decide fairly whether that URL belongs on the list. Since each case needs to be individually researched, this list is maintained by humans, not algorithms.
We periodically receive updates to that list and received one such update to release on the site this morning. Unfortunately (and here’s the human error), the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs.