**Bumped up–Important, please read**

Some peeps are apparently getting “This is an attack site” warning from Google for Chat Room and some internal pages, including Comments and podcast pages. Kenton is inside now and sees nothing but we’re working on this. If you do get the message, its up to you but you can adjust your browser security setting to access all pages. In Firefox go to “Tools” then to “Options” and select “Security” and adjust the setting that allows pages to be viewed. In the meantime I have the Techie Smart Pants on it.

I’ll update this post with further news as we get it. Thanks.

**Program Note: There will be no “3rd Hour” for Thursday, due to special work as we target for a weekend launch of the new site design. Thanks for your understanding**

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  1. Crueladev says:

    “Attack of the Killer TAMatoes”…

  2. rtthorne says:

    I guess to the Libs at Google, this IS “an attack site”. Does this make us attack dogs? I hope so.

  3. Tammy says:

    LOL! You’re right about that!

  4. Chuck says:

    Not sure what Kenton has done, but whatever he did, the site is now flying!!! It’s a kinetic site!! Thanks Kenton.

    • Tammy says:

      Yes, we’ve gone kinetic for sure! Now we just have to kick Google’s butt and we’ll be fine πŸ™‚ The new site I hope will knock your socks off πŸ™‚

  5. wmdooley says:

    I just reached the home page with no problem, but got the warning when I tried to read these comments. I’ve turned off the site block feature in Firefox.

    This has to be deliberate.

    • Tammy says:

      Yes, the home page is fine, it’s with various internal pages. Maynard notes (see his comment) what other shave found, that it depends also on your browser. Either way we’re taking it seriously, and we show no signs of anything internally. We expect this to be cleared soon, but in the meantime your optional browser adjustments are noted in the post. Thanks for your patience too πŸ™‚

  6. Maynard says:

    I’m getting the “attack site” warning from Firefox but not IE8.

    • Tammy says:

      The browser settings may be different. But we are finding that some browsers don’t care, and of course, adjusting the browser setting allows all pages to be accessed. Google is not the website police, and I personally have adjusted my browser settings. We’ve found nothing and have had no complaints *ever* about virus activity on this site. At any rate, we’ll stay on it until this is resolved. Thanks Maynard πŸ™‚

    • Tammy says:

      As one TAM noted, however, I suppose we *are* an attack site (or was that attack lap site?) so perhaps this was inevitable πŸ˜‰

    • Carol says:

      It’s Netscape vs. Explorer round 2.

  7. TammyChicago says:

    Using IE, I clicked on this page and got warning “Malware Blocked” from Avast
    antivirus software. Was 2nd time this week I got that using two different
    computers. Weird.

  8. ffigtree says:

    TAMing. 1, 2, 3. πŸ˜€

    No problems from here.

  9. IslandLibertarian says:

    I had to disable the “Block Reported Attack Sites” on my Fire Fox browser to get to this Thread.
    Can any of you techies tell my what problems I may have opened my computer to?

    • aggedor says:

      Read back to the first bit of this thread, IslandLibertarian. Tammy says Kenton vetted the site today and found no sneeky virii, auto-loaded malware, spyware or any other bad stuff that should be causing Web browsers to poop the bed (Well her message was more concise but I like to be colorful).

      In order for something like this to happen a Web page, group of pages or Web site has to be *reported* as containing nasty stuff like I described above. It’s been my guess all day that someone who doesn’t like Tammy’s point of view (or Tammy herself) has taken it on themselves to falsely report pages here. In that case Mozilla and Google both probably went into, ‘auto-wank’ and just marked these pages as places people shouldn’t go.

      Inconvenient for everyone because now Kenton (or someone from the site here) is going to have to contact Mozilla and Google and tell them there’s NOT a problem here.

      Let’s all hope they listen but as Tammy herself said today the Cyber Wars are on and they’re not going to stop.

      • IslandLibertarian says:

        But have I opened up my computer to attack by deselecting “Block reported attack sites” setting? I could not get to this thread until I changed the setting. I’d like to reset it back to “Block……..” I hope Tammy posts when the problem is solved.
        But if it’s WAR they want, well “geeevum Tita!”

        • aggedor says:

          You should be able to go back into your security settings and turn blocking back on for when you’re not using Tammy’s site. Bit of a pain but doable. If you do that I’d recommend closing then restarting your browser so it starts using the protections again.

          I always make my, ‘home page’ a blank page just so I can change settings, stop my browser and bring it back up again fresh and ready to use.

          Just remember until the pages here are no longer considered threats your browser will continue to block them if you have protection turned on.

  10. jimmer says:

    I logged on at work and got an alert right away on the home page. Norton’s closed the port right away. (Oh and I got a ‘friendly’ call from the IT ‘nazi’s’ asking questions. Forced me to do a full system scan.) So, I came home (where I AM the IT nazi!) OK I am a GEEK,I do have a degree in Computer Engineering so I have an excuse πŸ˜‰ So…I have 6 computers on my home network (because I can!). I tried logging in with XP, got the notification. Tried Win7 nothing. I didn’t bother logging in with Server 2003,2008, or Ubuntu. Oh my other two machines? DOS 6.0 (for old school games!) and Win98 but these don’t go on the Internet. I just recently decommissioned my Windows for Workgroups and Win95 machines to the joy of my girlfriend. Now she has room for her….Mac. (Mighty big of me to ‘allow’ a Mac on my network) πŸ˜‰

    • aggedor says:

      We should be friends, jimmer. You sound about like me except I never had the discipline to get the degree. I’m just a KVM switch or 2 from having (another) multi-system setup, meself. };-)

      • jimmer says:

        Ha good stuff! (I actually have a KVM switch for a Win2K box. ) Don’t usually use it for much ‘cept storage. As for degree, I know a lot of ‘geeks’ who know more than I do and they are self taught. Jst sayin’ ! πŸ˜‰

  11. Kimj7157 says:

    I’ve had no problems with either IE8 or Firefox.

  12. naga5 says:

    out of curiosity, do we TAMs get a choice on whose lap we can attack?
    or am i misunderstanding this?

  13. niner says:

    Yesterday I could not get on Tammys web site, and shortly after I tryed, my Norton poped up and stated that I had been attacked. I tryed hours later and I was able to get on, so I dont know what is going on.

  14. dennisl59 says:

    My Report:

    The ‘browser blocked” message only happened to me after my business laptop(Windows 7-Professional-32 bit) was prompted to upgrade to the latest revision of Firefox and I did…my mistake, this morning right before I tried to access the site. My home system(the one I’m typing on now, (Windows-7 Home Premium-64bit) has been running IE-revision 8 error free, no issues, no changes.

    Changing the security settings in Firefox, as described, fixed the issue on my laptop.

    Using Trendmicro Security on both, the best, in my opinion.

  15. ShArKy666 says:

    tammy considering that google is now partly distorted with GOVT crap, i wudn’t be surprised is they had a hand in this…nothing surprises me now..

  16. bluegrassriver says:

    Linux gives me peace of mind.

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