Potentially Dangerous Site False Positives

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  1. videobroker

    videobroker Registered Member

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    Do you know what triggers the "potentially dangerous site" alarm on Firefox or Chrome browsers? I've been to sites that are obviously safe sites where this trigger comes on. Is this a coding issue or client side issue? Do you know?
     
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    voyevoda Regular Member Premium Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say visiting a potentially dangerous site would do that.

    More seriously, sites that are known to serve malware are generally flagged by Google and friends and added to a shared database of naughty sites.
     
  3. Traffics Pain

    Traffics Pain Newbie

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    Many of these are because the malware has been found in the code and you will not necassarily see the issue yourself. It could have been injected into a template which is very common.