Hopefully this is a false alarm.
It seems bit.ly has made its way onto Google’s list of sites that aren’t safe to browse to.
Let’s hope it gets fixed soon, because boy oh boy it’s going to be inconvenient.
At the time of writing there is no mention of the issue on the bit.ly blog or its Twitter account.
Of course – and this may be utterly unrelated – bit.ly did suffer a user credential hack earlier this year.
Until more is known, it’s possibly best to avoid links used by the URL-shortening service right now. Fingers crossed that there hasn’t been a security breach at bit.ly, and Google has goofed up.
It appears the issue has now been resolved.
Bitlinks are no longer blocked by Google Safebrowsing in Chrome/Firefox. All services are in order. No data/Bitlinks have been compromised.
— Bitly (@Bitly) October 25, 2014
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4 comments on “Google blocking all bit.ly links as malicious [now fixed]”
Tis a pain Graham, we rely heavily on Bit.ly as up to now it has been a great service to use but will be very off putting to our customer base if they think our website has a malicious intent…
Has anything surfaced from Bit.ly HQ yet?
Graham, the folks in the goo.gl URL shortener forum are reporting that Google is also marking goo.gl short URLs generated on the Feedburner site as malicious.
I posted a comment there lamenting the fact that Google is encouraging all sites to use https, but their own goo.gl shortener still uses http. Perhaps bit.ly should consider doing the same, if they haven't already. It helps to assure that the short URL actually came from there.
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It got my followers and me shocked!
But i think they fixed the problem now.
I wonder if this has to do with the sms crypoware that's attacking android via a bit.ly link?