We just received this email from a reader in Norway:
I add a screen shot of what happens when I try to access your web page. It claims your web page has been known to be fraudulent and does not want me accessing it.
I am a regular reader and have had this program running on my computer for 6 months, this is the first time it has tried to stop me from viewing your webpage.
Can you tell me if you have been hacked, or the page has suffered from a virus? Or is this another attempt at trying to stop people from hearing the other side?
Its really making me a bit paranoid now, but I am wanting to know what this is all about.
I will be hesitant to access your webpage again for the reason that I really don’t wish to have viruses on my computer. Could you tell me if there actually has been a breech of security?
So I asked friends in the USA, Canada, and Denmark to try loading Gates of Vienna. They had no problems.
Got this warning when I tried to log onto your site a few minutes ago. I regularly check your site and never got something like this, though I’ve had Norton on my computer for years.
Below are screen shots from the computers in Norway and the USA, respectively:
I have no idea what is causing this. I asked several people to test it, and some of them use Norton — I even have Norton on one of my machines — and nobody had any problem loading our blog.
I just checked our site meter, and traffic seems to be running normally for a Saturday evening. We are currently entertaining visitors from the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, Sweden, Brazil, Japan, and other more exotic locales. Business as usual.
If anyone has any ideas about what may have caused these bizarre anomalies, please leave a message in the comments.