Google Bug: Human error from Stopbadware


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Human error is what caused the Big Google Bug this saturday morning. Google is working with non-profit organization Stopbadware.org and human error was the problem.

Marissa Mayer, VP Search & User Experience has just written a blog post on official google blog.

This morning all google search results were linking to the page “This site may harm your computer”

Google maintains a list of malicious websites (badware, malware,…) and receive regular updates to do with this list. One of the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked (human error) in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs.

Google Bug lasted for about 1 hour.