Bbc.com categorized as dangerous site

shields
#1

Description of the issue
Navigating to bbc.com results in this error - “For your safety, Brave has blocked this site because it is distributing malware or stealing login credentials.”
Doesn’t work even after disabling the “Block Phishing/Malware button”

Exact URL of the website in question
https://www.bbc.com/

Did the issue present with default Shields settings? [Default states are: Block: Ads/Trackers, 3rd Party Cookies, 3rd Party Fingerprinting Allow: Encrypt Connections enabled (HTTPS), Scripts] (yes/no)
Yes

Does the site function as expected when Shields are turned off? (yes/no)
No

Is there a specific Shields configuration that causes the site to break? If so, tell us that configuration. (yes/no)
No

Does the site function as expected when using Chrome? (yes/no)
Yes

What Operating System and Brave version/Build are you using when you encounter the issue?(See the About Brave page in the main menu)
Windows 10 64 bit

Brave 0.25.304
V8 6.9.427.23
rev 3ecf323
Muon 8.1.8
OS Release 10.0.17134
Update Channel Release
OS Architecture x64
OS Platform Microsoft Windows
Node.js 7.9.0
Brave Sync v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent 69.0.3497.100
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#2

Given that I, at least, have reported weather forecast sites as being blocked, I’m going to assume that the lists are in flux, that parties are “reporting” the blocked sites as “spreading malware.” I will also assume, at significant risk, that weather and news sites are not distributing malware, and have been reported as some sort of retaliatory bullshit. As a result, the reports of the sites spreading malware should be ignored, and whoever the douchebags that started this are should be banned from the internet because they are fucking idiots.

Point of clarification: I’m not referring to you @wallygator88 or anyone else in the Brave community reporting blockages, here. I mean people manipulating the lists (lists maintained by companies like Spam404, Disconnect) by sending false reports, if that is indeed what’s occurring.

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#3

Please see the solution in this thread here:

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#4

There are several threads complaining about this BUT they are all being closed!!! I don’t believe it is politically related but the number of sites seem to be growing! This morning it happened with Washingtonpost.com and driving.ca, both of which display the orange screen, referenced elsewhere. I can’t even post that link here because it triggers the orange screen on this page!!! So, I’ve uploaded an image showing the screen and the link. Anybody know WHAT IS HAPPENING?

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#5

As I said in the thread above, please see the solution in the main thread here:

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#6

I am using the most current release of Brave (see below). What do I (and others) have to do to resolve the problem?

Brave: 0.25.304
V8: 6.9.427.23
rev: 3ecf3237e16598a70e9063ba66513f617d97603f
Muon: 8.1.8
OS Release: 10.0.17763
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 69.0.3497.100

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#7

That’s the old Muon based version. I don’t think it can automatically upgrade to the new, Chromium based version.

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If you don’t have to use the old version (some users have to for various reasons), check this out:

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#8

THANK YOU! I was just running the update under ABOUT menu and it was not updating to the Chrome version. I manually downloaded/installed the new version and everything is working fine. Thanks again…

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