Saturday, April 30, 2011

Webroot and Firefox flag "geoiplookup" on image license pages on Wikipedia; a false alarm?


Recently, in Firefox 4 only (not in earlier versions and not in Chrome or in Internet Explorer), I have been getting warnings from Webroot on links to this site  “Geoiplookup.wikimedia.org” embedded in some pages giving license information for images.  It seems to have to do with locating countries associated with images and for fundraising and appears to be harmless to the average user.  Maybe on a mobile device overseas it could matter.
 
Here is a reference from Wikipedia. 

Here is a mention in “adblock”, link;  here’s a similar explanation at “gossamer threads” link.



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