Valentine's Day is for lovers, as the saying goes, and Microsoft spent the day showing Google just how much it cares. A faulty security update pushed out alongside several other patches yesterday caused Internet Explorer to incorrectly flag Google.com -- yep, the most visited website in the universe and the homepage of scads of users -- as being a severe threat called Exploit:JS/Blacole.BW. Oops!
As you might expect, the Internet was quickly ablaze with a virtual horde all asking the same penetrating question: WTF? No, Google wasn't serving up malware. It turns out that the culprit was bad code in updates for Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Security Essentials, ZDNet explains.