If you’ve installed the latest version of the Firefox (3.0.12), you may have trouble browsing MediaTakeOut.com. Internal pages at MTO, one of the most visited African-American websites online, were blocked by Firefox because malicious software found on some of the sites pages. According to the Google Safe Browsing Report generated by Firefox:
Of the 956 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 110 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-07-22, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-22.
Malicious software includes 20 scripting exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new process(es) on the target machine.
1 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including lemonia.ws/.
This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS36351 (SOFTLAYER).
It looks as if the site works fine on most other browsers (Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer) , but if MediaTakeOut’s readers use Firefox at the same percentage as Blackweb20.com users (about 25%), MTO could be losing out on a large chuck of traffic.
It’s unclear where the malicious software is originating from or which pages are affected, but my previous experience leads me to believe that the malicious software may be coming from some of the sites advertisements.Category: Advertising, Content, Strategy, web 2.0 | Tags: blocked, malware, mediatakeout, mediatakout.com, security