Human Error Caused Google Search Bug

Human error caused a glitch that returned the message this site may harm your computer for all Google search results for about an hour Saturday morning, the company said, but the mistake was Google’s and not StopBadware.org’s. Google Saturday morning released an update to its list of URLs known to install malicious software and unfortunately (and here’s the human error), the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs, Google Vice President of Search Products and User Experience wrote in an official Google blog post explaining the glitch. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file

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