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TCF pages automatically directing me to scam sites

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by RickStrobel, Oct 26, 2017.

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  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    David, thanks for the card! Today, I haven't seen any more hijackings on my iPhone 8 browsing TCF via HttpWatch Basic.

    With hesitation (I don't like what's blown away), I nuked mobile Safari's cache via the directions at Clear the history and cookies from Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. (I'm not sure if Safari's and HttpWatch's cache are shared but the cookies don't seem to be.) I only wish were ways to delete only the cache and maybe cookies but not history.

    Obviously, it sounds like more captures and investigation are needed. Will send them if I hit any. IIRC, I've never seen any hijackings/scam sites when browsing TCF using my work Mac running Firefox and my home PCs running Firefox for Win32 and Win64.

    At home, my home PCs and iOS devices are connected to an Asus RT-AC68U access point and have AiProtection – Commercial-Grade Security for Your Home Network turned on. The 1st log I sent to David (which may/may not have helped) was when I clicked on a post on TCF and my AP's AiProtection page came up saying it'd blocked access to normall.ss9696.com which it said was a scam site. The router doing (in some cases silent) blocking might be why I've not seen scam sites when browsing TCF at home.

    For those still seeing scam sites, if you have an Asus router w/AiProtection, perhaps turn it on? If your router has something similar, try turning it on?
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017 at 2:45 AM
  2. dwatt

    dwatt Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    That is the same style as the one I mentioned a few posts above. It is different than the ones I was getting before.
  3. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Jan 1, 1999
    As of this morning PubGalaxy has not detected anything new getting through that did matched the logs that were already sent in. So as of now, we are thinking, hoping, the ad campaigns making for the issue that some where seeing over and over have been stopped.

    I am going to close this thread now. Feel free to start a new one if (hummm...when) such an issue again comes up. Thank you again to those that helped to find the bad ad campaigns.
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