My forum blocked in Norton Security Toolbar


(Yaw Anokwa) #1

We have a user who can’t access our website because the Norton “Security” Toolbar says the site is dangerous.

When I check on https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=forum.opendatakit.org, it says that there is a phishing attack at https://forum.opendatakit.org/t/google-drive-sheets-as-server/12208.

The only thing that looks phishy to my eye on that topic is that a user has posted their email address. Seems absurd that Norton would flag that, but I’ve seen stranger things happen.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #2

Not sure what exactly this has to do with Discourse? “Security” software flags false positives all the time. I’m sure there’s a system to “appeal” the flag - you should contact Norton with an explanation.


(Sam Saffron) #3

To me this sounds ridiculous have you tried opening a ticket with symantec on this?


(Yaw Anokwa) #4

The fact that it is ridiculous is the reason why I’m not that interested in contacting Norton. I have to create an account and wait two weeks for them to complete an evaluation. Who has that kind of free time?