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Internet Conspiracy of the Day

December 3rd, 2008 by Moti Karmona | מוטי קרמונה · 2 Comments

This post is a weird collection of three Internet Conspiracies from the last 24 hours.

Note: I do realize that this post is a creepy testimony to the fact that I might be building a search engine and reading too many blogs and the affect it might have on my sense-of-judgment…

Conspiracy I (Google thinks Facebook is a dangerous Phishing Site)

Google Chrome browsers around the world have claimed today that Facebook is a dangerous Phishing Site (read more on Facebook Developer Forums)

Conspiracy II (Searching for a compatitor ‘search engine’ with Yahoo)

Searching Google’ in Yahoo, results with suggestion to use Yahoo search: “You could go to Google. Or you could stay here and get straight to your answers.” (it also works with ‘ask’, ‘aol’ and ‘live’ :)

Conspiracy III (Apple Anti-Virus or not)

Two weeks ago, Apple updated a technical note on its Support Web site that says:
“Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult.

Yesterday, Apple removed the KnowledgeBase article from its support site (KBase Article HT2550 now points to a bare error page – see below) and Apple spokesperson Bill Evans explained:

“We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate… The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box… However, since no system can be 100 percent immune from every threat, running antivirus software may offer additional protection.”

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