Finally site is fixed…

So finally, this site is not listed as possibly harming your computer…

That was a fun, interesting process… I still think it’s quite flawed, but I guess with any new system there are bound to be flaws..

What pisses me off the most though is that even if you know who hacked you the hackers ISP won’t do anything about it, but yet Google and the likes are more than happy to jump and essentially convict the owner of the site for distributing malware/badware or whatever…

Here’s the final email response from StopBadware.org, who works with Google to put these wonderfual labels on sites:

“We have received and processed your request for review of your website, kristoferbrozio.com/.  Google’s most recent test of your website found no badware behaviors on the site.  As such, the Google warning page for your site has either already been removed or should be removed shortly.  In addition, if your site has been listed in our Badware Website Clearinghouse, we will remove your site from the Clearinghouse list.

Sometimes website owners are confused about why Google placed a warning in the search results for their site.  In many cases, a website run by an innocent site owner has been hacked by a malicious third party, causing the site to distribute badware without the site owner’s knowledge.  If your site was distributing badware because it has been hacked, then simply removing the bad code from your site is not enough to keep your site clean in the future.  You will also need to work with your hosting provider to fix all security vulnerabilities associated with your site.

Please note that we will be retesting your website at periodic intervals in order to monitor that it remains free from badware.  If we find that you are hosting or distributing badware in the future, the reviews process may take considerably longer than the original review.”

Answers to commonly asked questions from site owners who are the subject of Google warnings can be found at:  http://stopbadware.org/home/faq#partnerwarnings
For tips on keeping your website clean and secure, please visit:  http://stopbadware.org/home/security

I like how it says that they’ll be re-testing my site at periodic intervals and that the process will take longer the next time… longer than a month eh? great, something to look forward to then…

It still feels to me like it assumes your guilt, like ‘we’re going to be keeping an eye on you!’

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