Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lee University may harm your computer.

Google is warning me that a link to Lee University's Web site may harm my computer.

Normally I might not pay as much attention, especially because it links to an employees page, but since it appears on the first page of results for a search of "Lee University," I'm just a tad concerned.

So what does that mean exactly, this "harm your computer" business?

Well, as Google says:

We want our users to feel safe when they search the web, and we're continuously working to identify dangerous sites and increase protection for our users. This warning message appears with search results we've identified as sites that may install malicious software on your computer:

If you click the title of the result, you'll be shown the following warning rather than being taken immediately to the webpage in question.

You can choose to continue to the site at your own risk. However, please be aware that malicious software is often installed without your knowledge or permission when you visit these sites, and can include programs that delete data on your computer, steal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers, or alter your search results.

Wow, who knew that Lee was so malicious?

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