September 8th, 2008 · 5 Comments
A funny thing happened to me as I attempted to access my site to post an article; like any savvy Internet user, my virus and malware protection, as well as a software firewall compliments my home system. I don’t need down-time because of viruses and spyware, and there have been several instances where my home computer was hacked, as well as this site. Imagine my surprise when I attempted to access Justanothercoverup – and my security suite responded that Justanothercoverup was a dangerous site and wouldn’t allow me to access the site.
At first, I was only mildly perturbed, but after entering that it was a safe site, approved of by the site administrator, the program still would now allow me to access Justanothercoverup. The only way I could get to my own site was to disable the firewall feature completely – which is one of the reasons I chose this particular suite to protect my system.
If this was a new product I had just installed, I’d chalk it up to a setup error; however, it’s not, and has been operating in the background for approximately three months. This “change” occurred with their last update, and I question how a site which is hosted by a premier web hosting company which is prominently displayed on my site could be a “dangerous site.” If other customers are receiving this same message, will they take the additional steps necessary to enter a so-called “dangerous site?” How many other Liberal/Progressive sites have been determined to me “malicious” by our software vendors – and where are they receiving their information from?