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Saturday, January 31, 2009


Earlier this morning, Google hit the bottom line of many respectable websites. You see, Google was trying out a new Malware detection program and mistakenly labeled pretty much all of the internet as Harmful to your computer. Regardless of what was being searched for, Internet users were met with this MALWARE MESSAGE FROM GOOGLE

warning visiting this web site may harm your computer!

It is not certain what financial damage resulted from these slanderous statements it will be interesting to see what lawsuits result.

In an effort to elay public concerns, VP of search products & user experience Marissa Mayer said. "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"

Simple human error or gross negligence, this will most likely not be the last time we hear about this kind of costly mistake. When it comes to technology, the human aspect is always the weakest link.

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