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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

What I want to know is this: why did they target D.I.C? Its not like we don't have thousands of programmers with at least decent anti-virus programs that block viruses.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

View Postextremeblueness, on 04 January 2013 - 10:43 AM, said:

What I want to know is this: why did they target D.I.C? Its not like we don't have thousands of programmers with at least decent anti-virus programs that block viruses.


Maybe it was an inside job...
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

View Postextremeblueness, on 04 January 2013 - 11:43 AM, said:

What I want to know is this: why did they target D.I.C? Its not like we don't have thousands of programmers with at least decent anti-virus programs that block viruses.


People personalize hackers too much. These days, it's not like someone with a grudge is taking down most sites like this. It's usually more of an automated attack that'll inject it's malware into any site it can.

Hacking these days isn't about the basement-dwelling nerd exercising his skills. It's about profit, via information capture and scams. Injecting malware into a site means they can get it on many computers, meaning they can serve ads and steal passwords much easier.

The Forum Software isn't home-grown, it's a package, and as such, that means that when a vulnerability is discovered, it works against most of the sites that use the software, not just one.

So really, we probably didn't get "targeted". We probably got hit with a net cast very broadly.

If anything, I'm impressed with browser technology. Multiple different browsers had the capability of detecting the malicious code, and blocking access to the site automatically.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

my browser is still making it difficult to use the site. I hope this get's fixed and cleared up with Google soon.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

View Postishkabible, on 04 January 2013 - 07:48 PM, said:

my browser is still making it difficult to use the site. I hope this get's fixed and cleared up with Google soon.


Its been cleared up since early this morning. I'm using chrome now, without getting any warnings, as I've been doing since about 7:30 AM PST today. If you're having problems, you might want to consider that your computer caught one of the viruses from yesterday.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

Site is rendering correctly once more across IE, Mozilla, and Chrome. 2:35PM Missouri USA Time.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

It just started rendering correctly for me in Mozilla. I got a warning from my browser and Google around 1:30 US central time when I first got on today but I haven't gotten one sense.

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spoke too soon; just got another warning from my browser saying this is still a reported malicious site. after forcing my browser to view the page it rendered incorrectly.

This post has been edited by ishkabible: 04 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

7:41 Central time, Jan 04, 2013.

Site was reported by firefox and google as malware infected doesn't render correctly.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Opera too issues a warning

Its a fraud warning information supplied by Yandex.

I am still getting that phishing chineese related ad that I reported some time ago...

However no longer getting warnings about Trojans that seems to have been fixed.

Skyhawk needs to contact Yandex and set them straight.

DIC is such a great site I hate to see it rep tarnished like this...

Best Wishes to all those trying to fix this.

Snoopy.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I don't know which topic is best suited, but I haven't noticed this problem yet... I received new topic notification to my mail:


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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Just a spammer, we removed that post. Normal notification when a new topic is created.
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

D.I.C. is once again rendering like this even with cleared cookies...

View PostAnalyticLunatic, on 04 January 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

EDIT: Screenshots using Chrome:

Attachment DEL1.png

Attachment DEL2.png

Attachment DEL3.png

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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Can you upload that screenshot some place else or describe it, i think it got lost in one of the restores?
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

I am still getting quite a few of the following warnings:

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Reported Attack Page!

This web page at www.dreamincode.net has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.


I think it is on my end. What do I need to "reset" to clear these errors? I'm using Firefox 17.0.1 and the problem only occurs when either trying to post an answer to a topic or hitting the "back" button. It doesn't happen every time but it's still very often. If have tried to clear the history and cookies multiple times to no avail.

Jim
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Re: Another bad (advertisement?) URL

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 07 January 2013 - 03:37 PM, said:

Can you upload that screenshot some place else or describe it, i think it got lost in one of the restores?


So far everything is back to rendering properly this morning. Fingers crossed :sweatdrop:
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