Google Chrome has been showing me a malware warning page today as I try to visit normally trusted and benign sites. I got this one just now as I tried to got to Planet RDF.
Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!
The website at planetrdf.com contains elements from the site bin.clearspring.com, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.
For detailed information about the problems with these elements, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for bin.clearspring.com.
[ ] I understand that visiting this site may harm my computer. PROCEED
Clearspring claims it’s a technical problem, although they admit they were using a service that was compromised with files redirecting users to a certain malware domain. I’m a bit fuzzy on what clearspring does and where they are being used on the Planet RDF site. I don’t see it in the page source, for example.
update: Maybe the problem stems from flash cookies in blog content being syndicated by Planet RDF that have flash objects mediated by clearspring.