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jaxjaguar

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Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« on: January 14, 2017, 09:05:54 AM »
I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but the mobile site has been pretty much unusable for the last month or so because of malicious ads on the mobile site. They'll be things like "your android device is infected with 3 critical viruses" or "you need to download this update to continue to the website". I'm not sure if you have any way to fix this, but until then I won't be visiting the site via my phone anymore.

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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 09:39:06 AM »
I've been experiencing the same thing too. I usually need to close out my browser entirely to get it to go away, but it usually comes back on the next few visits. I've only gotten it from MJ.
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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 01:54:52 PM »
See if it is any better now. I've removed the ad networks that we suspect were doing this.

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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 03:36:28 PM »
Thank you
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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 07:25:20 AM »
Seems better so far. I'll post here if they come back. Thank you!

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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 05:46:08 PM »
Agreed. The ads were causing havoc with Chrome Android. One ad I couldnt place was triggering a script which would open Google Play to get me to install Uber. A couple were giving me the "your device is infected" junk.

I switched over to Firefox Android which stopped the scripts that opened Google Play but I saw more browser crashes.

Seems to have settled down now.

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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 07:09:54 PM »
Yeah... no more issues
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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 09:40:36 AM »
Sadly, things like these (happened even to large and well known sites before) are what make ad-blockers even more attractive.
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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 09:52:30 AM »
No issues on my end anymore that I'm seeing.

Thanks for the quick fix guys!
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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 10:07:58 AM »

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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 11:48:15 AM »
Sadly, things like these (happened even to large and well known sites before) are what make ad-blockers even more attractive.
It's suspected that it was probably a widget that counters ad blockers.
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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 06:34:00 PM »
Hey Lake, the Amazon gift card ads are back. There's no way to "go back" without closing the tab and reopening.

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Re: Malicious Mobile Site Ads
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 07:21:55 PM »
Thanks, for letting me know. I'll see what's up with Google.
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