Google Blacklists The Whole Internet

Posted in Tech by Neil Koster on January 31, 2009

logo1The 40 minute “glitch” initiated by Google’s malware detector which trys to block sites that may be malicious to the user. Unfortunately the Malware Dection was a little off and caused every site in Google’s search (which most people use) to be blacklisted. The world almost came to a standstill! Just think how many geeks were struggling and twitching not being able to jump into the cloud! Anyway Google has shrugged it off as “human failure” blaming it on an engineer who apparently added all sites instead of one site to the blacklist. Easily done it seems.

One wonders how long until  an engineer accidentally deletes everyones GMail account?


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