Saturday, September 18, 2010


It's probably not appropriate to wish a Jew a "happy Yom Kippur," but allow me to wish my Jewish readers a mindful one. (With thanks to Elisson, who reminded me of what today is, as of sunset this evening.)

NB to Elisson: I surf with Google Chrome, which can be rather finicky and sensitive, and today I received a malware warning from the browser when I visited your blog. This has happened before with another blog I visited; the solution may just be a matter of de-linking a certain link. The malware warning I received:

"The website at contains elements from the site, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.

For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for"

It may be nothing. The other "infected" blog wasn't really infected; I suffered no ill effects from visiting it.



Charles said...

The thing about those warnings is they could easily be false positives. They follow the "better safe than sorry" policy, which is good, but it also means they follow the "guilt by association" policy, which is not necessarily good.

Kevin Kim said...

I agree. The first site for which I received a warning really had nothing wrong with it, which makes the warning something of a pain in the ass. There's a great temptation to switch back to Firefox just to avoid encountering those warnings... but there's always that "better safe than sorry" to consider.


Elisson said...

I don't get the same warning when I use Google Chrome... but just to be on the safe side, I've pulled any sidebar scripts that use It used to be a good site, but things do change... and besides, I now manage all my blogrolls with Bloglines, which is way easier.

Thanks for the Yom Kippur wishes, BTW. It was an especially inspiring day... and now that I can eat and drink again, I'm a happy camper.

Charles said...

More on Chrome's overeagerness: now I can't even access my Korean email without clicking past one of those warnings because the domain contains content from another domain whose owner lives on the same street as the grandmother of some guy who buys his lunch from another guy who might have hosted malware once during a bad acid trip.

OK, so I elaborated a bit there for comic effect, but this is kind of starting to piss me off.

(The word verification for this post is "psyche." Is the universe trying to tell me something?)

1389 said...

Here's why you're getting those bogus malware warnings, and what to do about it:

What Happened to BlogRolling?