Tweeters who use Google Chrome are receiving a message on some Twitter pages saying that Twitpic is a known malware distributor.
So Chrome thinks Twitpic is a malware site. Interesting. Funny. Annoying. http://t.co/jR1gPeL4
— Angelos Tzelepis (@AngelosTzelepis) December 30, 2012
Yes, it is annoying. The warning message is preventing users from visiting certain pages.
so suddenly I'm getting a ton of malware warnings. Chrome is blocking everything from twitpic? this should be an interesting development.,
— Jason Kint (@jason_kint) December 30, 2012
Since when has twitpic been serving malware? According to Chrome, anyway.
— Duncan Metcalfe (@duncanm) December 30, 2012
Twitpic apparently has Malware and Google refuses to let me access it. This is not good for photos.
— Ben Cao (@Caofontaine) December 30, 2012
It’s also showing up on other platforms such as TweetDeck.
I'm getting malware warnings on tweetdeck as well as twitpic, not just the web version but the chrome extension to.
— Paul Fawcett (@shiftylem) December 30, 2012
That Twitpic malware blocking makes Tweetdeck for Chrome unusable.
— #Juha2016 (@juhasaarinen) December 30, 2012
Chrome, Twitpic is not a malware website. Go home, you're drunk.
— Yog-Soysauce (@oniganger) December 30, 2012
— Babes of MMA (@babesofmma) December 30, 2012
Meanwhile, Twitpic says it is working to fix the problem.
Working to fix the google chrome malware notice when visiting http://t.co/zc0CSruH as this is not true or the case, trying to contact google
— TwitPic (@TwitPic) December 30, 2012
Hopefully there will be resolution soon.
We've heard from Google and they have removed the block. Access to Twitpic should be restored…
— TwitPic (@TwitPic) December 31, 2012