Google has blacklisted php.net website!

By | October 24, 2013

PHP Developer’s Home php.net has been blacklisted by Google. I think that’s probably happened ~ in between 23rd October 2013 11:15 PM IST and 24th October 2013 9:35 AM IST. Tha actual problem is that Google’s Safe Browsing technology is blocking access to PHP.net as a precaution, after apparently detecting that some of its pages were booby-trapped with links to malicious software. php.net is widley used by coders all around the globe. Google didn’t specify the types of Trojans associated with the apparent attack but it did state the domains they came from. Users visiting the PHP.net site using Google Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox and or Apple Safari (Mozilla and Apple both license Safe Browsing from Google) were confronted by a warning firmly instructing them not to proceed any further.

PHP founder Rasmus Lerdorf on Twitter (@rasmus) tweeted :

“It appears Google has found a false positive and marked all of  http://php.net  as suspicious. pic.twitter.com/YDlHcUnCK6 “

But One Googler (http://goo.gl/8jyJRx) told in this post (http://goo.gl/Iw2Fx4) :

“What our systems found was definitely a compromised JS file, and others on this thread have posted something similar to what we saw. This is not a false positive.

We have detailed help for webmasters in this kind of situation:

http://www.google.com/webmasters/hacked/

One thing that I strongly suggest to any webmaster in this situation is to look for any server vulnerability that allowed this file to get compromised in the first place. We sometimes see webmasters simply fix the affected files without digging into security hole that allowed the hack, which leaves the server vulnerable for repeat attacks.”

Zend Co-Founder Zeev Suraski (@zeevs) replied to my tweet related to this issue:

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Below are the screenshots links which shows malware warning :

Firefox Warning

Chrome Warning

Google Search for ‘php.net’

Whatever the problem my favorite website is blacklisted by Google!..:( Google will remove this warning soon (Hopefully) !

Cheers,

JENSon.

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