Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stabroek News web site problem

I visited the website this morning only to be told by my browser (Firefox) that:

"This web page at has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences."
And that
"Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners."

Now this may not be the fault of the web site manager. If a web server is sharing an IP address with other web sites then one of those other web sites might be the cause of the problem. But given the size of the Stabroek News web site I would expect they have their own address.

A more likely cause of the problem is ads which appear on the Stabroek News web site but which are generated by third parties who are careless or irresponsible.

The additional information provided by Firefox seems to suggest that the ads were indeed the problem.

1 comment:

Andrew Mancey said...

Seems the problem is now resolved.