Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Jan 2009 21:02 UTC
Google Earlier this morning, you may have been surprised to see that every Google search you performed resulted in links to sites which were, according to Google, potentially harmful to your computer. As it turns out, Google's malware detection system got a little trigger-happy - due to a human error.
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by bornagainenguin on Sat 31st Jan 2009 22:46 UTC
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This is why I disabled that functionality a long time ago in my Firefox. I'm tired of applications taking up time and resources just to force me to play 'Mother-may-I...?' with my own computer. Just disable this "feature" in Firefox along with the so called phishing checker and see how much faster your browser opens and pages load...

This is a joke--security is a process every user needs to learn, not an external entity they can depend on to do the work for them. Every time people try to abstract security the process into security the application feature we only end up with wasted cycles and slower machines as layer after layer of software is ineffectually applied over a broken system when something else shows up.

Look at our recent history!

Virus --> Antivirus --> Spyware --> Antispyware --> etc...

Get off the treadmill people! I did and run Linux on most of my machines now, with each new machine planned for Linux compatibility. If its advertised as compatible and doesn't work I return it and demand my money back. Thankfully this hasn't happened all that often lately...


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