Reports Of The Tap Blog Being Blocked Coming In

Fraudulent Web Page Blocked
You attempted to access:
This web page is a known fraudulent web page. It is recommended that you do NOT visit this page.

For your protection, this web page has been blocked. Visit Symantec to learn more about phishing and internet security.
Exit this site Continue to web page anyway
TAP – the above came in from Geraint in Australia. The below from Gillian.

4hours ago Show details Gillian to me

Hi Tap,      
You are more than likely already aware of the fact that your website is being blocked tonight.  I have tried several times to access it and each time a page comes up blocking it and saying that    it is a fraudulent page/site.  I guess it must be under some sort of attack.  I hope whoever it is will   not cause too much damage or inconvenience for you and that normal service will soon be resumed.   
Best Regards    

It’s Your fault, Gillian, Telling The Telegraph Maurice Strong is the son of Deng Xiao Ping! That’s classified! WASP can’t get any comments through, and he’s assuming it’s me….probably some Tap Blog conspiracy, WASP! We’re getting whacked right now. Give me the benefit of the doubt. I’ve published your great works without fail for months.

email from WASP – wasp has left a new comment on your post “Delingpole Goes Further In His Book Than He Can On…”:

Your lucky Gillian, at least your comment was published, Mine never even see ‘The Light of DAY’.


TAP. Don’t worry, WASP. If I get them, I’ll publish them. Try email. Some readers are getting through. About two thirds the usual numbers, which in any case look like falsely reported figures. So many posts have the same number of reported readers, as if the figures are typed in by a lazy supervisor who can’t random very well.

Interesting Symantec are involved. I always thought they were a dodgy outfit. Give us all your data, and we’ll protect it for you….they say. Not my idea of Internet security handing all my data to an outfit belonging to the banks.



Norton Safe Web Is Claiming That All BlogSpot Blogs Are Fraudulent We are seeing a steadily increasing flood of reports, in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken, from people who use Norton Safe Web, and who are now seeing some distressing advice.

When I try to view any BlogSpot blog, I see This web page is a known fraudulent web page. It is recommended that you do NOT visit this page.

For your protection, this web page has been blocked. Visit Symantec to learn more about phishing and internet security. What is Google doing about this false alert?

Since Norton (aka Symantec) is not a part of Google, there is not a lot that Blogger or Google can do about this problem.

You have just 2 choices, with this problem. Get help from Norton. Get rid of Norton. Norton is a third party product. Like all third party products, neither Blogger nor Google supports Norton.
Blogger does not control what accessories you run, on your personal computer. That’s your choice – and that’s your responsibility, to support.
(Update 20:30 PST): One blog owner claims to have had a Live Chat with an online Symantec representative, with a promising result. This is an ongoing issue with the Symantec server and we are aware of this issue & working on it to get it fixed. I request to run the Live Update after 24 hours until all the updates are installed and check the status. And subsequently, I just ran live update… FOR me the problem is fixed.

The Tap Blog is a collective of like-minded researchers and writers who’ve joined forces to distribute information and voice opinions avoided by the world’s media.

6 Responses to “Reports Of The Tap Blog Being Blocked Coming In”

  1. Twig says:

    I was a great fan of Peter Norton’s software until he sold out to Symantec, after which their products became too bloated and dysfunctional, so I moved to NOD32 by eset , and have never looked back.

    NOD32 software doesn’t hog resources like the Symantec product and their tech support people are on the ball.

  2. Anonymous says:

    WASP do yourself a massive favour and start using ubuntu or another linux based OS, you can even run it from a cd or usb stick; when your done writing and posting just reboot your pc and remove the cd/usb & windows will then reboot. Any windows based OS is a bag of sh*te, period.

  3. Twig says:


    Why not install Linux onto the HDD?

  4. Anonymous says:


    Totally agree a full HDD install would be the best solution. Wasn’t sure if WASP needed to using Windows for other things so I suggested the live versions.

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you want to “use it and lose it” with a Live CD then Tails is also an option, possibly (IMO) a better one than a Butnut Live CD:

    The latest version includes a “Windows Camouflage” option which makes the desktop look like Windows XP, at least to any casual viewer looking over your shoulder.

    The installer of the distro that Butnut (and Tails) is based on, Debian, gives you options for disk encryption during the install process. IIRC you only get the option for an encrypted /home partition during standard Ubuntu installs.

    If you want the same encryption options with an install of Ubuntu you need to download the alternate ISO, not the regular one; the alternate images are on this page:



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