Friday, July 04, 2008

Trouble in Nanopolis! I need help ...


At least three people have alerted me (see the comments by Kartik and Subrahmanya) that Firefox 3.0 is flagging this blog as an 'attack site' -- you can use this site to check. My current browser (Firefox 2.0 running on linux), however, doesn't warn me about this problem, so this may be a special feature of Firefox 3.0.

This Google page is not particularly helpful in telling me where the real problem is, and what I can do to solve it.

What puzzles me is the timing: Why now? After all, I haven't touched my blog's template in a long time! So, why now?

In any case, I have taken some steps: I do have a bunch of javascript thingies in my blog's template, and all of them are related to this blog's visitor stats. Since I don't need so many of them, I have removed the pieces of code from 'Site Meter' and 'MyBlogLog'. I don't know if they were the culprit, but I don't think I'll miss them.

What remain are the javascript pieces from Google Analytics and FeedBurner, and since both of them are from the Google stable, I just hope that this problem will go away.

Needless to say, if you know of a more effective solution to this problem, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you -- either by e-mail or through your comments.

Many thanks in advance!

4 Comments:

  1. புருனோ Bruno said...

    Hi Sir,

    1. Remove the scripts associated with your SIDE BAR

    and

    then check

    2. Some one who does not like you may have given a false report

  2. readerswords said...

    This is the error that I got (while accessing via FF 3 on Ubuntu), I was able to access the blog by disabling the "tell me if the site I am visiting is a suspected attack site" in Edit-> Prefernces in the browser.

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    Safe Browsing
    Diagnostic page for nanopolitan.blogspot.com/

    What is the current listing status for nanopolitan.blogspot.com/?

    Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

    Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

    What happened when Google visited this site?

    Of the 0 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 07/03/2008, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.

    Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

    Over the past 90 days, nanopolitan.blogspot.com/ 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.

    How did this happen?

    In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

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  3. Rahul Siddharthan said...

    The comment above quotes from this page, which also lists "next steps", including if you are the webmaster.

    It is possible that somebody maliciously reported your site, and it is possible that a comment linked to a malicious site. It is also possible that it is a mistake...

  4. Amrutha said...

    Go go Google Webmaster tools to request a review of your site. Only you can do it. Its URL is this