TwitPic Temporarily Blocked by Google Chrome On Account of Malware Risk

By: Gizbot Bureau

Google chrome has briefly blocked Twitter's Twitpic saying that it is a malicious threat to the computers. The internet giant had blocked the picture sharing content of the micro blogging site ‘Twitter' and the photos hosted by it from the chrome browser.

It has also blocked access to search results from other browsers. This had resulted in millions of twitter accounts remaining inaccessible for hours.

The reports coming in from states those users trying to view contents on the picture sharing service Twitpic or the own account of Twitter only got a bleak response from Google.

TwitPic Temporarily Blocked by Google Chrome On Account of Malware Ris

The response said that content from Twitpic has been inserted into the page and referred to Twitpic as a known malware distributor. It also read that visiting the page may harm the users' computer.

Google had been issuing warnings whenever users tried to access contents of Twitpic. The problem was first reported in the US, but the users in Australia were also getting warning messages.

On the other hand, Twitpic which has about 35 million users, tweeted that the problem has been fixed. Twitpic had been reporting its progress in resolving the problem and said it has conducted a full site audit to detect any probable malware warnings.

As per the reports it still remains a gimmick, whether the malware problem in the photo sharing service ‘Twitpic' posed a legitimate security threat to the users' or it was some problem with the Google's spy ware detector.

Those still experiencing problems can access ‘Twitpic' through TweetDeck and other social-sharing apps which are not connected through Google chrome.

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