Malicious Sources

For the second time my site has fallen foul of some filter. This time it was the faceless people a Blue Coat have decided that my web site is unworthy. This time they accuse me of being a malicious source.

Access Denied (policy_denied)
Your request was categorized by Blue Coat Web Filter as “Malicious Sources”.

I looked up the Blue Coat Web Site but could find nothing where one might raise a complaint. Just some contact details for their sales people. I do not know how they determined my web site is Malicious. There was a suggestion from some that it is probably to do with the No MacDonalds in Tecoma. I hope that this is not true and they are just being lackeys for MacDonalds.

Sadly as they cannot be contacted, there is no way of finding out how they came to this conclusion. It is a very sad state of affairs and they are clearly not interested in open communication. They appear to just be some faceless buch of bods giving me a 4th of july present.

Here is what Wiktionary have to say on Malicious.


From Latin malitiosus, from malitia (“malice”), from malus (“bad”).


malicious (comparative more malicious, superlative most malicious)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite

  2. Deliberately harmful; spiteful

    He was sent off for a malicious tackle on Jones.


  1. as of today the block has mysteriously disappeared. I know not why. Maybe it times out. Maybe they changed the auto block rules or some such.

    1. Well it was not off. Rather in australia it is blocked but in Hong Kong it is not blocked. And that is interesting.

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