Blogrolling.com Malware Warning

Just a tip to fellow bloggers who are still running their blogrolls using the old blogrolling.com widget: Your sites have been banned for some time because of malware issues.

Just a tip to fellow bloggers who are still running their blogrolls using the old blogrolling.com widget:   Your sites have been banned for some time because of malware issues.  For example, I get this when trying to visit Sean Hackbarth’s digs:

As best I can figure, Blogrolling (like SiteMeter) seems to be largely defunct and not correcting security issues.  It may be time to drop that 2003-era javascript.

Update (Doug Mataconis): I noticed  this problem at my personal blog a few weeks ago. It turns out that whoever operates Blogrolling is aware of the problem, isn’t going to fix it, and will probably be shutting the service down soon:

We’re aware that there is an issue with BlogRolling blogrolls causing some browsers to display a security warning.

There’s nothing really wrong with BlogRolling itself but the way we connect your blog to the sites in your blogroll makes some security algorithms think there is.

If you find yourself in this situation, we recommend you remove the Blogrolling code from your site.

We’re probably going to be shutting the service down soon.

So, remove that Javascript and do what you can to get the data off of Blogrolling’s server before it disappears.

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Comments

  1. I just decided to yank my blogrolling script the other day because of this.