Sunday 20 February 2011

Security warning message

Hi everyone, it has been brought to my attention that some of you are having security warning messages when clicking on some photos and this weeks sketch. The message is something like this...

This website has been reported as unsafe  
We recommend that you do not continue to this website.
Go to my home page instead
This website has been reported to Microsoft for containing threats to your computer that might reveal personal or financial information.

It seems to only happen to those of you who use internet explorer and
the error message appears only for images stored at
Any images that are stored on other blogspot servers (1.bp, 2.bp, 3.bp) are fine.
Can I just reassure you all, that there is no problem with SS, none that i'm aware of anyway. It seems to be just a problem with IE users and mainly those using Windows 8.

I've done a bit of checking on this and it seems that Microsoft are claiming that one of the blogger servers where the photos are stored is malware, which it clearly isnt. Their spam detection software is falsely marking the 4.bp server as spam.
It only seems to be affecting Microsoft IE, it's a fault with their (Microsoft) detection engine. Nothing that anyone at Google/Blogger can do until Microsoft fix the problem at their end.
This happened with bloggers 3.bp server too until Microsoft fixed the issue.

This weeks sketch was on the 4.bp server, I have since uploaded the sketch again and it is now on the 1.bp server so this message shouldn't appear.

Thank you to those challengers who alerted this problem to me, I don't use IE myself so I didn't get the error messages.

Happy crafting everyone :)


  1. Thank you for the warning it can be frighting to see messages like that..well done for letting peeps know...

    smiles Christine xx

  2. Thanks for posting this, cause I got the message & was thinking twice about coming back to your site despite having done your challenge many times in the past. Hopefully microsoft will get this sorted cause it's not nice getting big red nasty messages! Jx

  3. Thank you so much for this! I had the warning pop up and freaked out about it...I feel much better now!
    Rene :D

  4. I'm using Firefox and still got the message.
    Anne x

  5. It's still wise to do a full system scan of your computer whenever you get a warning, just incase.

    Hi Anne, thanks for letting me know this, I use firefox too yet each photo I click on is fine, I haven't had the warning at all, and after researching this I was under the impression that it only happened to IE users. If I find out anything else I will update the post.
    Jo xx

  6. I haven't had any problems with this blog but since my windows updated itself, I've had loads of problems with it thinking certain things aren't safe - pain in the bum!!

    Love Beth xx

  7. Thankyou so much for that, as this has happened several times to me while hopping around the blogs and it is quite....uh.oh stuff.But you have sorted that out, and I'm grateful.
    Luv CHRISSYxx


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