Some of you have been e-mailing me to say that you’re getting “malware warning” messages when you visit the site today.
The first and most important thing to know is that your computer will NOT be harmed by visiting the site. We are under attack by a spambot that has inserted blind ad links into some of our scripts. This is so the ’bot’s owners can piggyback on our traffic and increase its Google rankings. Annoying but harmless.
How do you know the site is safe? Here’s a good way: Google automatically stops indexing a site if they think it’s infected with anything harmful (we had this problem last year when we were attacked by a different kind of ’bot). But if you Google “Uni Watch” right now our site still comes up fine.
Webmaster John Ekdahl managed to fix the problem last week without too much trouble, and I’m sure he’ll be able to do it again this time. I’ve left him a message, but of course today’s a holiday, so he probably won’t be able to work on it right away.
Honestly, though, the site is okay, your computer is okay, we’re all okay. Carry on, and my apologies for the hassle. Scroll down to the next entry for today’s regular content. — Paul