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IE7 Blocking Google Image Search? 253

An anonymous reader writes, "I just tried a Google Image Search in IE7 for the first time. Whenever I click on an image, my browser tells me in big bold letters, "This is a reported phishing website." Try it yourself: make sure automatic phishing detection is turned on and do an (adorable) image search; click on one of the result thumbnails. MSN Live Image Search has no such issues. Insert Microsoft evil conspiracy theory here." I get this behavior under IE7, Win XP Pro, SP2, Parallels, Mac OS X.
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IE7 Blocking Google Image Search?

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  • No problem here (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 29, 2006 @04:29PM (#16634926)
    Using IE7 with XP Pro, fully updated. No problem at all.

    Maybe you should ask politely on some IE7 forums before trying to incite a controvery at slashdot? Just a thought.
  • by catbutt ( 469582 ) on Sunday October 29, 2006 @04:30PM (#16634936)
    explained by incompetence.

    Its obviously not in their interest to incorrectly block google images. All it will do is make people not trust the phishing stuff, and turn it off. Incomptent maybe, but they aren't stupid enough to think that people would just stop using google images when they get blocked and use msn instead.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 29, 2006 @04:32PM (#16634964)
    Did the editors confirm this before accepting the story? Perhaps the submitter's computer has spyware which redirects web requests to another site!
  • PEBKAC (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Sycraft-fu ( 314770 ) on Sunday October 29, 2006 @04:33PM (#16634978)
    That's Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair for those that haven't see the acronym. I have XP SP2 here and IE7 is in a basically default state since I use FF. Tried GIS and explicitly asked it to check and it reports "this is not a phishing webstie". It says that both for the main GIS page and after I did an actual search.

    Remember folks: FUD, it's not just from MS anymore!

    Seriously I wish people would stop with the crap but I really wish /. would not post things like this without verification.
  • Slow news day... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by kiwioddBall ( 646813 ) on Sunday October 29, 2006 @04:49PM (#16635120) Homepage
    This is a slow news day isn't it? Still, kitten searches are all good.

    Look, somebody probably reported the Google Images header as a phishing website. Microsoft have probably since removed it from their phishing database. I'm sure they're refining the phishing technology so that websites require multiple reports before they enter the phishing database as we speak.

    But you kiddies can release all the conspiracy stories you want.
  • Slashdot special (Score:4, Insightful)

    by doktorstop ( 725614 ) on Sunday October 29, 2006 @04:50PM (#16635144) Homepage Journal
    A good example when someone who has found anything in IE7 gets a headlight... even without checking. Either due to frames or not replicable by anyone but the author.. still.. OMG... its an IE7 error.. so it's got to be posted! Talk about conspiracy theries
  • Fixed already? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Rosyna ( 80334 ) on Sunday October 29, 2006 @06:01PM (#16635766) Homepage
    Remember, the phishing filter that IE uses is "live". If a new site becomes a phishing site, MS can address it on their servers immediately. If a site is mislabeled, MS can fix that immediately. There's no definitions being downloaded, it's all server side.

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