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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Opensourcemac.org possibly been poked... Reply with quote

Well, I guess depending on how reliable "Google Safe Browsing" diagnostics is...but then, I hit Opensourcemac.org often and have for a few years, and this evening is the first time Safari threw a "Whoops!" warning up that "The site you are visiting appears to contain malware" with a link to a Google safe browsing diagnostics page for "go00ogle.net" (I found that ironic), and a link there in turn:

http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=AS:8001&hl=en-us

and this AS8001 network does seem to be a bit busy with the baddies. *sigh*

Points of interest:

It's page 2 of opensorcemac.org that triggers the warning (for me anyway). Hasn't happened on the Windows counterpart, opensourcewindows.org. Then again, the many affiliate ads and links aren't the same on each page, either. I only just came across this (like 10 minutes ago), so I haven't done much investigating.

I'd be interested in what anyone else might turn up with whatever website testing tools are out there; this is not exactly my forte. At the same time, just in case there IS a rogue link somewhere on these sites - well, be careful out there. Razz I did send the website owners an email; after all the good software they've led me to, I owe 'em that much.
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