The good news is it wasn't true. The Internet did not suddenly become a place where every single site in the world is malware.
The weird part is that initially there was some back and forth between Google and a site called StopBadware.org. Each were pointing the finger at the other for being the responsible party. Ultimately, Google took responsibility.
The good news; at least this didn't happen during the holiday shopping season or on a business day.
My question; are these warning pop-ups so frequent, as is, that few people take them seriously anymore?
There's got to be a better way to make surfing safer.
Last updated: Feb 2, 2009
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio