Google blacklist blocking

Claiming the well-known web software site is serving malware, Google's safe browsing API is marking as malicious.

Google's safe browsing API, a security blacklist service which warns of malicious web sites, has marked the site as malicious. As a result, users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox get a dire warning when attempting to visit the site.

[Update: 9:30 AM EST and I'm not seeing the warning on one of my systems. Perhaps the fix is in.]

The warning in Firefox

PHP is an extremely popular web server-side scripting language and is the home page for it. PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf tweeted several hours ago about the blockage and claimed it was a false positive.

The detail provided by Google includes the following information:

Of the 1613 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 4 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-10-24, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2013-10-23.

Malicious software includes 4 trojan(s).

Malicious software is hosted on 4 domain(s), including,,

3 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including,,

The warning in Chrome

Hat tip to Netcraft.

The Netcraft analysis points to a Hacker News analysis which indicates that may, in fact, have been compromised. And the file they cite as malicious has since been removed from the PHP repository.


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