Google con problemas…
Realizando una búsqueda por la mañana a través de Google, se mostraba, la siguiente alerta: “This Site May Harm Your Computer”, cualquier búsqueda mostraba la alerta anterior, sitios web, todos los buscadores mostraban el mismo resultado (firefox, safari, chrome..), en todo el mundo durante 30 minutos…
Habrá sido Hackeado?
COMUNICADO OFICIAL: Google explica que ocurrió un problema “humano”
What happened? Very simply, human error. Google flags search results with the message “This site may harm your computer” if the site is known to install malicious software in the background or otherwise surreptitiously. We do this to protect our users against visiting sites that could harm their computers. 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. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file. Since we push these updates in a staggered and rolling fashion, the errors began appearing between 6:27 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. and began disappearing between 7:10 and 7:25 a.m., so the duration of the problem for any particular user was approximately 40 minutes.
Vía: GeekBrief.tv, “Breaking: What’s the Matter with Google?“