Page getting hijacked

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  1. Timbeau

    Timbeau Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    My page keeps getting hijacked by a phishing advertisement for Adobe Flashplayer. This only happens when reading a thread, not when on the index page. Here is a list of some of the URLs that my browser (Safari) keeps getting hijacked to:

    https://installmostsophisticatedapp...1ilpptta&sid=8e2bd7ffedf738f46832526bb5c82d16

    Yahoo

    Yahoo

    Yahoo

    Yahoo

    Yahoo
    Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android

    Yahoo
     
  2. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    Is it only on Safari or only on an iOS device vs another browser or desktop?
     
  3. Timbeau

    Timbeau Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It looks like Safari only. I connected with Firefox and went to a thread but after a couple of hours there I haven't seen a hijack.

    I cleared cookies from Safari, it didn't help.
     
  4. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

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    Ditto here.
     
  5. leeherman

    leeherman Well-Known Member

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    I'm seeing this on some pages, using Edge.

    I saw it on this page as well as in the TV forum (so far).

    LH
     

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  6. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

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    And site owners wonder why people use ad-blockers (and I am a forum provider). Us site owners are ad network customers have to hammer the ad network providers that we won't stand for it.

    Unfortunately, site owners chase the higher impression compensation rates so overall, site owners as a whole tolerate it. And as long as the malicious ad providers pay more, ads will continue to be attractive attack vectors.

    --Carlos V.
     
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  7. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Same thing here. Safari on iPad. Update Flash Hijack and now some Norton ad hijack as well. The latter forces me to close Safari. The (former) I can get out of by hitting the back button.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2020
  8. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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