Originally Posted by Terry_P
For some reason McAfee lists this site as a site with significant security risks. That may be why the library restricts access. This has been brought up before and I don't think it has ever been addressed.
I looked up the siteadvisor McAfee uses and found that the warning is because they can't find anything to test.
They test for email generation from the site. We don't generate any email, so there was nothing to test.
They test the stuff we offer for download. We don't offer downloads, so there was nothing to test.
They check automated links and other links listed on the site. We have no automated links and all our other links are posted by users, so there was nothing to test.
They check for pop-ups and cookies. However, those do not affect the score.
They test for exploits (where the site makes you system perform a task you didn't ask it to perform.) We don't use exploits, so there was nothing to test.
They use a third-party to get the websites "reputation," which is gathered by "tens of millions of sensors located in more than 120 countries." Just what this means is unknown. Who knows what robots like to see.
The bottom line is that a blank sheet means "use caution." Therefore the library locks access. We had some of this in this state, but we brought it up to our legislators and got that nonsense stopped in its tracks.