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Old 02-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #46
jeremy
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...and http://safebrowsing.clients.google.c...xquestions.org has been updated to indicate:

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What is the current listing status for www.linuxquestions.org?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
Thanks for the patience, this has certainly been a frustrating experience.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by codergeek View Post
Thank you. I've never had it straight in my mind whether virus or malware infections in Linux are nonexistent or extremely rare. This still says what I read when I researched Linux malware a few years ago--that the viruses rarely or never existr outside laboratories (it hedges a bit).

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However, few if any are in the wild, and most have been rendered obsolete by Linux updates or were never a threat.

Last edited by newbiesforever; 02-04-2013 at 02:41 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 02:48 PM   #48
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You're welcome newbiesforever,

Even though viruses and malware is rare in linux, I ran clamav on my home directory and tmp folder just to be sure because files can be hidden in image files. So far, no infected files found
 
Old 02-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #49
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...and http://safebrowsing.clients.google.c...xquestions.org has been updated to indicate:



Thanks for the patience, this has certainly been a frustrating experience.

--jeremy
FYI: On a search I did a few minutes ago I'm seeing the same message that generated the original post in this thread.

Prior to today I've not seen that for LQ ever.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #50
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It is clear now on my PCs without any changes to FF/Iceweasel-Chomium-Opera.
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Thanks for the patience, this has certainly been a frustrating experience.

--jeremy
Jeremy you don't have to thank us these things happen, instead it is us that should thank you for providing LQ for us to use.

Last edited by k3lt01; 02-04-2013 at 02:57 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 02:59 PM   #51
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Thumbs up

+1 rep to jeremy
 
Old 02-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #52
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Here seems to be clean ! no more warnings until now
 
Old 02-04-2013, 04:13 PM   #53
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It's Back

Argh! Just got this: (PS Thanks Jeremy for all you do here)
Code:
Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for www.linuxquestions.org/questions/*bsd-17
What is the current listing status for www.linuxquestions.org/questions/*bsd-17?
This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 4 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-02-01, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.
This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS36351 (SOFTLAYER).
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, www.linuxquestions.org/questions/*bsd-17 did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
Next steps:
Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #54
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I'd like to add that now I don't get the original problem, BUT
1. LQ now takes about 20 seconds to load a page; normally its almost instant.
2. I just a get a pure text version; absolutely NO graphics, inc no background

Can someone let Jeremy et al know.?
Anyone else got this new problem?
 
Old 02-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #55
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I did used to like google, it used to be good(the malware is just an example of the bad things, bubble filter is another, there are others), but just as anything else that become too big and too powerful, also become dangerous, to itself, to the society, to other entities(LQ), etc. It also can be seen as a threat from the other powerful big entities point of view if they can't get it as an ally so they take over it. So they did take over it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM0YWRYaB_c
There are other search engines that don't do the bubble,tracking and are not part of the big circle of madness going on around the world/internet. Don't get caught in the flow.

Thank you Jeremy for the heads up and good work, by the way i did never believe there was anything wrong with LQ, for many years been part of the community I have never seen anything wrong.

@ShadowCat8
Good call on blocking the baddies on hosts file for those that didn't know of it, I did that right the way as well like you when Jeremy post the links.

Regards
 
Old 02-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #56
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
I'd like to add that now I don't get the original problem, BUT
1. LQ now takes about 20 seconds to load a page; normally its almost instant.
2. I just a get a pure text version; absolutely NO graphics, inc no background

Can someone let Jeremy et al know.?
Anyone else got this new problem?
Chrism01, mine is back to normal in every way.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #57
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
I'd like to add that now I don't get the original problem, BUT
1. LQ now takes about 20 seconds to load a page; normally its almost instant.
2. I just a get a pure text version; absolutely NO graphics, inc no background

Can someone let Jeremy et al know.?
Anyone else got this new problem?
I'm not able to reproduce this. Is it happening to any other members?

--jeremy
 
Old 02-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #58
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I was getting the text-only pages but it seems to be OK now.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #59
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FWIW, I'd much rather have to deal with the occasional false positive than dealing with a failure to catch something...
 
Old 02-07-2013, 11:49 PM   #60
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Thumbs down It's the lies, that are the real problem here...

For me, the biggest problem, at least in the short term, are the lies...

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/d...92384%2F&hl=en

Reports no bad things in the last 90 days (at least now it does).

But if you ran that report a couple of days ago it showed forty something instances of malware over the past 90 day period.

Now, one, or the other, is a lie. And I don't like lies.

In case anyone is reading this incorrectly, it has absolutely nothing to do w/LQ, but rather, Google Lying!

I didn't trust it when it happened in my browser, but was willing to concede that something was amiss at LQ; yet I certainly trust Google much less today for lying, now that the lies are documented in this thread.
 
  


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