Saturday, January 31, 2009

Glitch in Google Malware detection system?

It is sometimes easy to forget that despite the fact that we live in the Information Age, even Fortune 500 companies like Google can have significant glitches in their system.

I came across this glitch this morning while doing a search on Google. I was very surprised when every single result of every single search I did was being labled as Malware!!!

The whole thing of course only lasted 5 minutes, but its a reminder that not even Fortune 500 companies like Google are immune to glitches or perhaps hacking attempts to their system.

Pete Soheil
DigiOz Multimedia


Unknown said...

yes i noticed it too and took some screenshots :D:D

DigiOz Multimedia said...

Well, their official explaination was that one of their developers put in an extra "/" in the code. That's kind of hard to accept though. :)