Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wikileaks Is Clean
- Are Those Claiming Otherwise?
The information that Wikileaks web sites are full of viruses, spyware, mal ware and other bad stuff is floating the web today. Spamhouse, a web protective system is supposedly the source.
Wikileaks issued a press release commenting on the Spamhouse action as follows:
Published 15-Dec-2010, 8:00 AM GMT
On Tuesday, 14-Dec-2010 Spamhaus has issued a statement wherein it labels wikileaks.info as "unsafe", as they consider our hosting company as a malware facilitator:
We find it very disturbing that Spamhaus labels a site as dangerous without even checking if there is any malware on it. We monitor the wikileaks.info site and we can guarantee that there is no malware on it. We do not know who else is hosted with Heihachi Ltd and it is none of our business. They provide reliable hosting to us. That's it.
While we are in favour of "Blacklists", be it for mail servers or web sites, they have to be compiled with care. Just listing whole IP blocks as "bad" may be quick and easy for the blacklist editors, but will harm hosters and web site users.
Wikileaks has been pulled from big hosters like Amazon. That's why we are using a "bulletproof" hoster that does not just kick a site when it gets a letter from government or a big company. Our hoster is giving home to many political sites like castor-schottern.org and should not be blocked just because they might have hosted some malware sites.
Fortunately, more responsible blacklists, like stopbadware.org (which protects the Firefox browser, for example), don't list us. We do hope that Spamhaus hasn't issued this statement due to political pressure.
Wikileaks.info will always be safe and clean. Promised.
We have written to Spamhaus to rectify the situation, but haven't heard back yet. You can contact them and voice your opinion (in a friendly manner) at:
Please cc us at wikileaks(at)wikileaks.info
The wikileaks.info Team
Advice: Always ask "Who is it that wants me to believe that and why?", while doubting everything gratuitously offered. Can you spell "propaganda"? If not, try "lie" or even "USA" if you are one of those they've brain tatoo'd to repress imagining beyond. Both are easier and get you the same thing.
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