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Chrome phishing warning

I just got a Chrome phishing warning on main for https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19741991/php-mysqli-dll-warning-in-linux-server

Is it just me, Chrome screwing things up or do you people have work to do?

The message in English:

Known phishing site detected. Google Chrome has denied the access to stackoverflow.com. This site is reported as phishing site.

Phishing sites are designed to mislead you, so that you disclose your login credentials, password or other personal data. These sites occur as sites which you probably trust.

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    Hmm, no repro here. Not even for that particular page.
    – Bart
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:31
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    Looks like I only get it for that particular page.
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:31
  • I would suppose it's not version specific, but what version are you on?
    – Bart
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:32
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    Reproed on Chrome here as well. (version 30.0.1599.101 m, location UK) Nov 2, 2013 at 13:34
  • I'm currently on Versie 32.0.1687.2 canary Aura. But I have seen this before cough cough php.net. Where some people get the warning sooner then others.
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:35
  • BTW lol @ the instant no repro downvote for something that might need some attention :P
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:36
  • Reproduced on Chrome / OS X
    – Pekka
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:37
  • I said, translate... :P
    – Mr. Alien
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:40
  • (Just as an aside: weird, Google somehow decided to change the look and feel of that page? I'm quite used to the styling of the screenshot from the question, but today I see this in Chrome 30 on a Mac. Not an improvement.)
    – Arjan
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:45
  • @PeeHaa - The link in your question is wrong I think? The one in your comment is different and is the one I repro-ed on. Nov 2, 2013 at 13:47
  • The link in my question is edited in by @thiefmaster. I got in on the .dll question. I think thief got it on the other one.
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:48
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    Ah, there we go. Reproed here as well now. Took some time to catch up apparently.
    – Bart
    Nov 2, 2013 at 13:49
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    sorry, typo when opening the link and since i got the warning there i never noticed the mistake. now there's the correect link Nov 2, 2013 at 14:10
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    @Anna Why the untag? I and many others have reproed it...
    – Doorknob
    Nov 2, 2013 at 16:24
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    @Doorknob No repro here, for one. For another, there's not much point in tagging this. [status-reproduced] is typically used for bugs that we're going to fix. There's nothing for us to do here.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Nov 2, 2013 at 16:25

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Not much we can do about this.

This is a false positive on the end of Google / Chrome.

Click the report an error link and submit a report for them. With enough of these, it will clear out.

It seems to be triggering on the existence of the text php_mysqli.dll on the page.


Update:

For what's it worth - the error has cleared up for me and webmaster tools doesn't have it reported as an issue.

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  • How do you know what it is triggering on? (Just to be sure that there's no rogue ad in your system, which happened to be shown when Google indexed this... On the other hand: Google might not see those ads at all?)
    – Arjan
    Nov 2, 2013 at 14:50
  • @Arjan - I don't, not for certain. But that is an educated guess. As for ads - we are very careful with our ads and we do not target specific questions with them - if there were a rogue ad, more pages would be affected.
    – Oded
    Nov 2, 2013 at 14:52
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    How are you so sure it is a false positive? Have you actually contacted google? You know what happened to php.net when they told everybody it was a false positive?
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 14:53
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    @PeeHaa, lucky difference is that phishing would probably just indicate some link to a bad site; if I recall correctly then on php.net malware was installed upon visiting?
    – Arjan
    Nov 2, 2013 at 14:57
  • As an aside: for malware, Google's Webmaster Tools provide more details, just for the site owner. (But then it also provides more details on the warning screen, so maybe things are different for phishing, and one cannot get more details.)
    – Arjan
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:00
  • @Arjan thing is there is no outside link on that page. Neither has there been.
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:03
  • True, @PeeHaa. So then rogue ads are often a thing to look at. Also, in theory it could have been a link in the very first revision of the question, which was deleted within the 5 minute grace period, after Google already indexed it. But I agree with Oded that most probably it's just a false positive. So no php.net scenarios. ;-)
    – Arjan
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:08
  • Call me paranoid, but when it comes to security issues I would like to know for sure.
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:10
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    @PeeHaa - that's fair. I am simply saying I can't see anything on the page that would trigger that.
    – Oded
    Nov 2, 2013 at 15:15
  • This happens periodically, especially on questions that ask about virus-related or otherwise malicious code. Bit weird in this case, though, so I'm also in the "false positive" camp. (There's no repro on my end in Chrome 29.0.1547.76.)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Nov 2, 2013 at 16:28
  • Yeah - this seems to have cleared up on my side now.
    – Oded
    Nov 2, 2013 at 17:17
  • @Anna, just in case it matters (like if phishing sites are reported in combination with IP addresses): still the same warning from Amsterdam. (The page first loads, and then the warning is showed on top of it. That doesn't feel too helpful for cases where malware is distributed...) However, from the same computer, google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=stackoverflow.com nor google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=stackoverflow.com/… show any problems. (API details at developers.google.com/safe-browsing)
    – Arjan
    Nov 2, 2013 at 17:22
  • @PeeHaa - nothing in webmaster tools
    – Oded
    Nov 2, 2013 at 17:28
  • :-( That's not very useful. The warning is gone for me btw.
    – PeeHaa
    Nov 2, 2013 at 17:33
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    @PeeHaa - for what's it worth - we have had a number of such false positives on Chrome before. We have never found anything of substance.
    – Oded
    Nov 2, 2013 at 17:50

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