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freakyrat
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Re: The Spam Pop-Ups Have Gotten Out Of Hand

Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:58 pm

    777222LR wrote:
    They really have. Almost every time I open this site, navigate to another page of the site, or try to post (as just happened now), I get a browser redirect to update flash, or something else scammy. When can we expect a fix to this? It's been ongoing for quite some time.


    I constantly get this browser redirect and I'm on Apple that doesn't use Flash or Java.
     
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    Re: The Spam Pop-Ups Have Gotten Out Of Hand

    Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:03 pm

    freakyrat wrote:
      777222LR wrote:
      They really have. Almost every time I open this site, navigate to another page of the site, or try to post (as just happened now), I get a browser redirect to update flash, or something else scammy. When can we expect a fix to this? It's been ongoing for quite some time.


      I constantly get this browser redirect and I'm on Apple that doesn't use Flash or Java.


      Disabled Java Script in Safari and the annoying browser redirect stopped.
       
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      Re: The Spam Pop-Ups Have Gotten Out Of Hand

      Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:56 am

      Whenever I use my iPhone on a.net I get redirected to a site claiming I won a trillion dollars. Haha
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      Re: The Spam Pop-Ups Have Gotten Out Of Hand

      Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:59 pm

      freakyrat wrote:
      freakyrat wrote:
        777222LR wrote:
        They really have. Almost every time I open this site, navigate to another page of the site, or try to post (as just happened now), I get a browser redirect to update flash, or something else scammy. When can we expect a fix to this? It's been ongoing for quite some time.


        I constantly get this browser redirect and I'm on Apple that doesn't use Flash or Java.


        Disabled Java Script in Safari and the annoying browser redirect stopped.


        Yes, however, most sites require me to use java. I have to switch it back on to visit other sites and I often have multiple windows open. It's really ridiculous that this site has gotten this way.
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:01 pm

        When posting here and reporting issues it would be helpful if you can provide the following information (as mentioned above):

        If we know the device, browser and active add-ons the user was using we can begin to look into it, but without a screen grab we don't have much to explore to see if it is a new or if it is the same issue. Let us know if the user is still running into this issue or if something pops up again.


        You can post it here or send a mail to [email protected]. We will forward it to the developers. Thanks.
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:45 pm

        Been in talks with the Ad techs about this and they need some help in retrieving a HAR file for this. A HAR file is a complete log of processes running on your browser and we need that log when a popup happens so we can supply it to the techs.

        This will only be possible for those using a Mac or other desktop machine. Mobile devices won't do it, though hopefully the info retrieved will help both.

        Next time anyone using a Mac and Safari gets this, please follow these steps.

        1. Open the Develop menu and select Show Web Inspector. (If you don't see the Develop menu in the menu bar, choose Safari > Preferences, click Advanced, then select “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.
        2. Click the Network tab
        3. Click the download icon (the arrow pointing down icon) and save the web archive file.
        4. Let us know you have the file and we'll contact you by email so you can send it to us (site won't support the file type you'll have)

        I hope that make sense. I'm not a Mac user myself, but I ran it by a co-worker who is, and they helped me iron it out

        Kevin
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:00 pm

        VertScopeAdmin wrote:
        Kevin

        Kevin,

        Thanks for looking in to the phishing issue.

        Any chance you can look also into the CAPTCHA issue ?

        I gave the full text of the screen in my post on the previous page.

        The same issue was happening this morning, US East Coast time.
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:55 pm

        Sorry, missed that one.That captcha step happens to you everytime you try and post to a thread? Or just certain ones?

        Kevin
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 pm

        VertScopeAdmin wrote:
        Sorry, missed that one.That captcha step happens to you everytime you try and post to a thread? Or just certain ones?

        Kevin

        Unfortunately, it comes and goes.

        It happened on the day that I and Doc Lightening posted, and it happened again yesterday.

        It lasted for a few hours then it went away.

        Seems to perhaps be related to server or network load, since at the same time the forum also seemed to slow when just reading instead of posting.
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:25 am

        When I was fixing a typo in the thread tile I got the captcha asking for verification.

        viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1429717
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:47 am

        Got a new phishing ad just now, telling me I'd won an AT&T gift certificate and only needed to answer 9 questions to claim it.

        The address- http://happy.luckyparkclub.com/bonus/co ... dn/lp1.php?

        I've been getting the Captcha verification as well, but almost exclusively when I've had a post window open for a while before hitting "submit" such as when I'm searching for an image or article to link to. I just assumed it was part of website security.

        Edited to add: Got the AT&T phishing ad two more times in the space of four minutes after posting the above message. This after having not gotten any phishing ads at all for several days.
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:33 pm

        Yesterday a attempted fix for these was applied. Narrowed down on a source and cut it out of the site. The affects might take up to 48hrs to take root, so keep the fresh reports coming and we'll see what we see. It's very possible there were multiple sources that we'll need to track

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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:17 am

        Smooth sailing until just now, when a phishing pop-up appeared telling me my Norton Security was expired. I'm on a Mac and Norton hasn't worked for Macs since OS X was introduced 15 years or so ago.

        Here's the website- https://pcresourupd.xyz/osx/index.php?l ... =m7wf5m3y#
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:06 am

        About the same time the Norton Security phishing ad appeared I also started getting bombarded by pop-ups telling me my Adobe Flash Player was outdated and that I should "just click here" to update it. Both those ads only appeared on this website. To be on the safe side I updated my Flash Player earlier today, but the pop-up ads continue.

        Here is the website for the Flash pop-up- https://sl1.admedit.net/advertise/?adow ... =181967104
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:48 pm

        TSS wrote:
        Smooth sailing until just now, when a phishing pop-up appeared telling me my Norton Security was expired. I'm on a Mac and Norton hasn't worked for Macs since OS X was introduced 15 years or so ago.

        Here's the website- https://pcresourupd.xyz/osx/index.php?l ... =m7wf5m3y#

        Same here, only these past few days
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:32 am

        The pop-up scams the past two days on my Mac have been absolutely out of control. Probably gonna disable my JavaScript it has become that bad.
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:26 am

        Runway28L wrote:
        The pop-up scams the past two days on my Mac have been absolutely out of control. Probably gonna disable my JavaScript it has become that bad.


        Same here, much worse/more frequent than before.
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:08 pm

        Update: This morning I was able to post a medium-length reply to a thread without having to close multiple pop-up phishing ads in the process. Yay!

        If this holds, then job well done! Thank you to any and all responsible!
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:47 am

        Seems to be sorted.

        What isn’t so good is that ads loading push the content down on mobile. And when a new ad loads, the content moves up and then down again (the space for the advert collapses then expands). It even happens while posting replies. Another problem of this is what you are attempting to click on or tap moves.

        This is not a good user experience, probably accessibility no-no as well.

        The section holding the advert code should be a fixed size/height.
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:41 am

        Both the "Norton Antivirus Is Expired!" and the "Flash Player Is Out of Date!" phishing scams are back in operation and are more aggressive than before, even when not logged in.

        Here's the website for the Flash Player one- http://deej.almeusciu.site/AwFIlFARzZHb ... qId3h7hng=

        Edited to add: The phishing "alerts" seem to pop up just after a Crate & Barrel ad featuring a pink couch loads, then the address bar flashes "gogo.thepowerrangers" for a moment, then it redirects to the deej.almeusciu site, if that helps.
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        Your website keeps redirecting me to websites that are trying to trick me into download fake Flash updates

        Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:05 am

        Your website keeps redirecting me to sites that try to trick me into downloading malware. When I go to the forums – either a forum director page or into an actual discussion thread – I'll briefly see a flicker of the page I want to see being sent to a malicious web page.

        Sometimes Google Safe Browsing blocks the page; sometimes I end up on the malicious page.

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        This only happens on airliners.net.
        When I turn off JavaScript on my browser, the issue stops.
        This happens on a computer managed by my company with protective software. I'm not downloading anything interesting.

        This happens on Safari 13.0.2 on macOS 10.14.6.
         
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        Re: Your website keeps redirecting me to websites that are trying to trick me into download fake Flash updates

        Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:04 am

        I get this also. I also get stuff saying I need to update my Norton Antivirus and McAfee, and I don't even own those!
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        Re: Your website keeps redirecting me to websites that are trying to trick me into download fake Flash updates

        Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:36 am

        those are just like ones I get...at other websites
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:53 pm

        VertScopeAdmin wrote:
        Been in talks with the Ad techs about this and they need some help in retrieving a HAR file for this. A HAR file is a complete log of processes running on your browser and we need that log when a popup happens so we can supply it to the techs.

        This will only be possible for those using a Mac or other desktop machine. Mobile devices won't do it, though hopefully the info retrieved will help both.

        Next time anyone using a Mac and Safari gets this, please follow these steps.

        1. Open the Develop menu and select Show Web Inspector. (If you don't see the Develop menu in the menu bar, choose Safari > Preferences, click Advanced, then select “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.
        2. Click the Network tab
        3. Click the download icon (the arrow pointing down icon) and save the web archive file.
        4. Let us know you have the file and we'll contact you by email so you can send it to us (site won't support the file type you'll have)

        I hope that make sense. I'm not a Mac user myself, but I ran it by a co-worker who is, and they helped me iron it out

        Kevin

        Or just take your business away from poorly run and operated ad serving agencies that don't give a damn about their platforms being used to dole out malware/spam/scams/phishing expeditions.
        I run an adblocker so rarely see these redirects, however when it's off, it happens regularly and the site is an almost unreadable, gawdy, flashing array of utter tripe.
         
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        Re: Alert of "phishing"

        Fri May 01, 2020 4:12 am

        I’ve been barely able to access A.net on Google Chrome of late, as it’s saying that my connection is not private I’m assuming this is related to this issue.
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