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Ad hijacking TCF on iOS mobile safari

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by Zevida, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    I've got some weird iPhone and TCF behavior going on. I am on iOS 7 on an iPhone 5s using mobile Safari. When I visit TCF, I am being hijacked by an ad for an app that is then opening the App Store to the download page for the app. I am not clicking on anything. Sometimes it happens when I visit the main forum list. Sometimes when I click into a forum or even into a thread. The app is Jelly Splash.
     
  2. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    I've seen this behavior (again using Mobile Safari on iOS) for other apps now (i.e. I am redirected to the App Store for an app other than Jelly Splash).
     
  3. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    Yeah, I've seen it happen for several apps on several sites. It usually goes away pretty quickly.
     
  4. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    It does not go away quickly, it happens at least once a day. It's incredibly sleazy and TCF should do something about it since it is your ad network causing it.
     
  5. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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  6. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

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    This keeps happening to my wife on her new iPhone.
    Unacceptable.
     

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