Daily Caller readers report malware warning when trying to visit the site; Update: Daily Caller working on a fix

Uh oh. Looks like The Daily Caller is experiencing some technical difficulties this morning. Google Chrome users report a malware warning when they try to access the site:

Here’s one of the messages that’s popping up when Daily Caller links are clicked:

daily-caller-malware

No official word from the Daily Caller Twitter feed, but a tipster tells us Tucker Carlson is aware of the problem and says it’s being addressed.

Update:

A confirmation that Firefox is also returning the warning message:

And Safari:

One person reports that the site comes up fine in the Opera browser:

Another tweeted that the Kindle Fire is allowing access:

Even if your browser allows you to access The Daily Caller, caution is probably a good idea for now. Twitchy will update when more information is available.

Update:

The Daily Caller is working on a fix.

  • Obamaroid_Ointment

    Mozilla’s blocking it too.

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      click the small ignore text on bottom right

      • koam

        Maybe not: A reader commented on TDC’s facebook page that his router had logged a DoS attack when trying to visit TDC and that it tried to download a *.exe file to his computer several times. I won’t try to bypass the browser warnings. Instead I’ll wait til TDC says the coast is clear.

        • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

          I run a business class router here (netgear fvs336g) that is extremely strict and its not flagging anything.
          I also have domain gpo’s setup so browsers cannot d/l without user interaction. not perfect but it helps.

          what may have happened is a file was introduced and its taking time to clear it off the CDN’s used.

          • Ken Danieli

            Another user sent me his DoS reports from his router this morning. It looks like something was wrong at the site at that time for him. Later today, the site came back up without the warning in Chrome, so perhaps it’s OK now.

  • PatrioticDissent

    Safari is blocking it too.

  • Neill Augustine

    Whut about Ubuntu

  • koam

    Hard to say the source of this issue, but this may happen if the organized left/Anonymous, etc. gets together in a campaign to flag your site….though you’d think the malware accusation was based on physical testing by Google (unlike “flag as spam” or “flag as objectionable” attacks that we’ve seen before from the Left).

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      this. since google report says it found NOTHING wrong

      What happened when Google visited this site?Of
      the 4093 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s)
      resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without
      user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-21,
      and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90
      days.

  • koam

    An organized group might have falsely used Google’s tool for reporting sites as containing malware. And they might have timed it to happen on Saturday morning at Christmas to possibly maximize the length of the “outage.” If so, this could happen to any conservative website. Here’s the link that Google provides for individuals to report websites as having malware:

    http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_badware/

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Yeah, I got it too on Firefox. It registered me as a Democrat, sent me a free iPhone and a debt bill for $80,000.00 addressed to my grandson. I think it was a re-direct to the old Obama Campaign site.

    • Johnst

      morons thinking they are funny, rarely are.

      • Zanshi

        You need to have a sense of humor before knocking others’, first, Slappy.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    What happened when Google visited this site?Of
    the 4093 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s)
    resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without
    user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-12-21,
    and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90
    days.

    so google found nothing wrong yet still does this because enough idiots reported it bad

  • koam

    At the link below, Google reports specifically on its own tests of dailycaller.com and the site PASSED all tests with 0 malware found on the site. The page explains that third parties could have planted malware on the stie, but does not explain this any further.

    http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=http%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F&client=googlechrome&hl=en-US

    • koam

      It looks like something fishy may have occured at TDC’s site.

      A reader commented on TDC’s facebook page that his router had logged a DoS attack when trying to visit TDC and that it tried to download a *.exe file to his computer several times. I won’t try to bypass the browser warnings. Instead I’ll wait til TDC says the coast is clear.

    • Just Another Guy

      Time to report whitehouse.gov then….

  • almarquardt

    “This is a test of the emergency internet shutdown system. This is only a test. If this were an actual shutdown, only pre-approved and government sites will be accessible.”

  • BeyondPolls

    Not surprising.

  • wwbdinct

    Don’t know if this has anything to do with it but I clicked on a link to DC that someone posted in the comments at BB and my computer immediately came up with the virus warning. My immediate thought was that someone put a virus in that link. So – I’m not so computer savvy when it comes to these things. Is it not safe to go to a link provided by someone in their comments?

    • koam

      A reader commented on TDC’s facebook page that his router had logged a DoS attack when trying to visit TDC and that it tried to download a *.exe file to his computer several times. I won’t try to bypass the browser warnings. Instead I’ll wait til TDC says the coast is clear.

  • koam

    The Daily Caller has posted about this on its facebook page:

    “The Daily Caller is experiencing some technical difficulties this morning. We apologize for any inconvenience and we are working to fix it!”

  • koam

    A reader commented on TDC’s facebook page that his router had logged a DoS attack when trying to visit TDC and that it tried to download a *.exe file to his computer several times.

    I won’t try to bypass the browser warnings. Instead I’ll wait til TDC says the coast is clear.

    • ratizbad

      The coast is clear….as of this morning.

  • FFlintstone

    Why in the world would anyone use a Google browser? I would have thought the DC’s readers were smarter than that.

    Google is evil people! They track everything you do and pass that info on to the government and sell it to advertisers.

    1. Stop using Chrome immediately
    2. Use duckduck.com for searches (they don’t track)
    3. Stop using the word “google” in conversations

    Goggle is bad news.

    • ratizbad

      Use Google Chrome incognito mode and search engine; https;//ixquick.com/uk/
      no tracking and secure.

  • Michael Dorstewitz

    I still get it on Safari.

  • LadyImpactOhio

    Getting a OK on iPad but I’ve been told they can bypass this stuff with no problems. Is this correct?

  • john j

    Trolls reporting it as attack site.. not true. Even used Internet Explorer and not a redirect or virus..I see bogus claims like this from time to time

  • BeeKaaay

    Gee, I wonder of “anonymous” has anything to do with this.

  • v1cious

    Well it is toxic…