Norton 360 Mistakenly dubbed Canadian Desi Forum as phishing site

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Pramod Chopra   
Member since: Sep 03
Posts: 1284
Location: Pickering, ON

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-03-09 12:16:15

Hi Garvo,

This is the first time ever it happened and hence I thought I should bring this to your attention.

I have NORTON 360 on one of my computers and today at around 12 PM when I was on the website and clicked the refreshed button on my browser, I suddenly see this notice from Norton 360 dubbing the page as a 'Fraudulent web page' and blocked the access.

It also mentioned as http;// as a known phishing web page and mentioned that viewing this web page could make you vulnerable to criminal activity.

While I believe this MUST be a mistake by NORTON 360 (as it never happened earlier) I would request you to do some investigation. The thread I was at that point of time was

Please post your findings.



Pramod Chopra
Senior Mortgage Consultant
Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada

Member since: Aug 05
Posts: 2245
Location: Woodbridge

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-03-09 12:39:33

Thats really strange since I have been using Norton 360 all the time and haven't had this problem. It will be interesting to investigate know the reasons. There have been occassions where we get emails from friends tagged as ***spam*** though they are already one of our contacts - this looks like a similar bug..


Member since: Feb 04
Posts: 2831
Location: Toronto

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-03-09 12:53:33

It is possible that it was an ad on that page that triggered the warning and not that page/thread itself.
I don't see anything different in that discussion thread.
The ads at the top though keep changing all the time.
It's possible that one of the ads points to a site that's identified as phishing site or some text in the ad might have triggered the warning.

"Mah deah, there is much more money to be made in the destruction of civilization than in building it up."

-- Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind"

Garvo Gujarati   
Member since: Nov 01
Posts: 3111

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 27-03-09 08:55:28

Thanks for letting me know. I will check this.

Meanwhile, if you have any hint or update please let me know.

A Proud Indian Canadian

Member since: Aug 04
Posts: 281
Location: Guelph, ON

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 27-03-09 21:31:22

I do not have any problem, not even on the page Pramodji posted. I use 360 since last 6 months. Never had any problems. May be there was an ad on the page that time.

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