On April 29, Norton started blocking access to strummachine.com, saying it was a “known dangerous website”.
This is understandably quite alarming, and I’ll admit I freaked out for a minute. But after some checking I could see no evidence that Strum Machine had been compromised in any way.
It looks like this is a “false positive” with Norton’s automated detection system. This has been known to happen to many other harmless sites in the past. Further evidence that this is the case: Norton is the only vendor to be reporting this – over 70 other malware scanners reported the site as safe as you can see here.
I’ve submitted a dispute using their system and am going to reach out to them directly as well to see if they can fix this annoying mistake!
(And just to be totally over-the-top safe, I deployed a new version of Strum Machine on fresh new servers and decommissioned the old ones.)