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Kaspersky block BBC news – by accident

Kaspersky have a great reputation as one of the finest security companies on the net. Recently however they made a bit of a blunder which blocked the entire BBC News site.

The Russian companies Internet Security 2011 software suite blocked the updated BBC news site, marking it as a ‘phishing risk’ and warned their users not to visit it. Kaspersky have acknowledged the boo-boo on their twitter feed and they are looking into fixing it as soon as possible.

The Register had more information on this saying that one of their readers reported the issue and noted that the software flagged the site as this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk is used to steal passwords, credit card numbers and other confidential data. Access denied.

Many people are used to false positives when it comes to running legimate software and it being ‘blocked’ but Kaspersky will need to address this pretty quickly as the BBC news site is extremely popular around the globe.

KitGuru says: Sh*t happens, we are sure they will fix it soon enough.

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