Unfortunately, no explanation was provided on the Google Transparency Report website noting that:
The site badpackets.net contains harmful content, including pages that:
- Contain suspicious or unknown software
This is an incredible claim, given that no software is hosted on Bad Packet Reports, nor any URLs that link to “suspicious or unknown software”.
Google did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.
These false positives may come at a time that Google is adjusting Google Safe Browsing algorithm to enforce higher security requirements for websites. Google put webmasters on notice in October 2016 advising that all non-HTTPS traffic would eventually display a “Not Secure” warning in Chrome.