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Old 02-15-17, 02:47 PM   #126
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Re: Ads redirecting me to cam girl site MERGED

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It is my professional opinion (and yes, my profession has been web hosting server admin at Internet/Hosting Service Providers for a total of 17 years), that there is a high probability that this is being served by malicious code and not by the normal ads.

It would be fairly easy to prove this. IB could simply disable all the normal ads on the site for, say, a week. It should quickly become evident within a day or two whether the ad hijacks are still occurring. If they are, then it's clear that IB's conclusion that this is normal behavior from their ad partners is wrong, and that they have a deeper issue with the site. If the ad hijacks stop, then IB was right, and they then need to make some decisions about how they want to proceed with advertising on this site.
I also think they just don't see how frequently it's coming up, and don't think it's as bad as it is, since we're not even reporting every single instance. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

If we could email someone at IB every single time it happened, that would get their attention, because I doubt bumping this thread every few days is accomplishing much in the way of persuasion.
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Old 02-15-17, 03:04 PM   #127
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Re: Ads redirecting me to cam girl site MERGED

Respectfully, I think TheBang brings up an excellent point.

Can someone please remind me the way that IB has expressed is the best way to bring up these sorts of concerns? If this isn't the channel IB wants, then what is it, please?
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Old 02-15-17, 08:13 PM   #128
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Re: Ads redirecting me to cam girl site MERGED

Get it together, IB! This is just sad and lame.
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Old 02-16-17, 03:21 PM   #129
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It would be fairly easy to prove this. IB could simply disable all the normal ads on the site for, say, a week. It should quickly become evident within a day or two whether the ad hijacks are still occurring.
IB did disable ads for a small subset of folks here starting on 2/8. I haven't had any redirects since then, and I've been very heavily accessing DVD Talk on my phone since then. That isn't absolute proof (I've gone long stretches without redirects), but it does lead me to suspect that their guess about it being ad-related is on the money.
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Old 02-16-17, 03:46 PM   #130
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Yeah, I haven't had one in about a week or so.
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Old 02-16-17, 03:51 PM   #131
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IB did disable ads for a small subset of folks here starting on 2/8. I haven't had any redirects since then, and I've been very heavily accessing DVD Talk on my phone since then. That isn't absolute proof (I've gone long stretches without redirects), but it does lead me to suspect that their guess about it being ad-related is on the money.


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IB did disable ads for a small subset of folks here
Dollars to donuts it's the folks on this list only, right?
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Old 02-16-17, 05:49 PM   #132
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Re: Ads redirecting me to cam girl site MERGED

I've been hit twice today so far. Once just now as I was attempting to read this thread.
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Old 02-17-17, 06:51 AM   #133
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Just got hit again. This is so ridiculous... Almost getting to the point of this site being unusable... ugh
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Old 02-19-17, 04:20 PM   #134
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I just got one. So much for being on the magic list.
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Old 02-19-17, 06:47 PM   #135
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Got it about four times so far today.

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Old 02-19-17, 09:02 PM   #136
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Re: Ads redirecting me to cam girl site MERGED

I haven't used the site on my phone in a few weeks because of the frustration. I'm still here on the PC, but I'm using the forum less than I was. One would think these ads have caused traffic to go down overall.
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Old 02-20-17, 07:06 AM   #137
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IB did disable ads for a small subset of folks here starting on 2/8. I haven't had any redirects since then, and I've been very heavily accessing DVD Talk on my phone since then. That isn't absolute proof (I've gone long stretches without redirects), but it does lead me to suspect that their guess about it being ad-related is on the money.
Well, if that's the case, then it's good to hear that the issue may be definitively isolated (and that the server/software isn't compromised). It'd be nice if the test could be extended to a couple of the people in this thread who consistently and constantly get hijacks (I don't), for further confirmation.
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Old 02-20-17, 09:11 PM   #138
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I did get this "warning" on another unrelated website using Google Chrome on my PC. When I use Internet Explorer, it doesn't show up.

When I use my phone to browse, I only get warnings saying that my phone has been infected and for some reason, it starts to vibrate consistently. I have to exit and reenter the website for it to go away.
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Old 02-21-17, 02:54 AM   #139
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I am getting that and another one about being infected with 13 viruses. Scare tactic to get me to buy some software to remove them. So ridiculous.
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Old 02-23-17, 01:59 AM   #140
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That's the one infecting my phone - the 13 viruses.
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I got hit with that virus warning ad also. I also get hit at random times with another ad that says I won something when I visit "Other forum" and my phone starts to vibrate. It's annoying as hell.
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Old 03-01-17, 02:51 AM   #142
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Re: Ads redirecting me to cam girl site MERGED

Is this finally fixed or have I been lucky for a few days...


I have noticed a decrease in amount of new posts... Which means I am on the site less which may account for less chance of getting taken hostage..
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Old 03-01-17, 09:56 AM   #143
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Is this finally fixed or have I been lucky for a few days...


I have noticed a decrease in amount of new posts... Which means I am on the site less which may account for less chance of getting taken hostage..
I've gotten no official communication from IB that the issue is resolved. I know they were looking at both angles (yelling at the ad engine vendor and looking at code on the server).
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Old 03-01-17, 12:11 PM   #144
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Didn't get any that I remember for about a week, but then got one this morning.
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Old 03-01-17, 03:07 PM   #145
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Old 03-02-17, 12:36 AM   #146
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Got one a few minutes ago
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Then another one literally as I tried to come to this thread to post about the first one. So they were about a minute apart.
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Old 03-02-17, 07:36 AM   #147
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I have not gotten one in a few days. The difference is amazing.
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Old 03-02-17, 02:29 PM   #148
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Just when I thought it was safe again... BAM !


Just got nailed again....
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Old 03-02-17, 07:03 PM   #149
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Again
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Old 03-03-17, 02:55 AM   #150
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Now I am hit at least 1 time per visit. I wish they'd fix this junk ...
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