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When malware is everywhere

Melissa Chua | Feb. 4, 2009
Most messages took the tone of amusement; some even glee, because Google the Great had taken a misstep, albeit a small one.

This glitch lasted less than an hour this time. But whos to say the next glitch wouldnt hold up users surfing plans for a longer period in future?

Im just glad Google saw fit to apologise to the maligned sites (pretty much the entire World Wide Web). In an age where users are constantly wary of getting infected with malware, getting mistakenly flagged just isnt cool.

A staff writer at Fairfax Business Media, Melissa Chua loves observing how technology penetrates the deepest corners of everyday life. She is a regular metropolitan dweller who, like most urbanites, feels lost without her staple of gadgets.


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