Malicious Attacks from AK ads!

Discussion in 'AK New Format' started by markuus3889, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Oerets

    Oerets AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Derby City U.S.A.
    Are you running a ad block app?

    I haven't a problem since adding one years ago.

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  2. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    VA near DC
    Just now. Home, and using my MacPro.
    I have 3 browser windows open in Safari - Gmail, Linked in and AK ...
    I was doing a reply in GMail, and when I swung back to AK - I see I now have a 4th window.
    Switch to that and it had a nasty noise and blinking red "ALERT - VIRUS ALERT" in that new window
    Of course, I have no application running that generates such a screen,
    its just a troll trying to get me to do something, so I killed the window.
    I'll restart the browser shortly.
  3. markshan

    markshan Sir Thrift a Lot Subscriber

    Pittsburgh, PA
    It just happened again. I attempted to put a comment in a D&S thread. As soon as I clicked to put the cursor in the comment box, I was redirected to something like or similar. It directed me to update my Flash player but it obviously wasn't from Adobe. I did the ctl, alt, del to get out.
  4. Decibel_116

    Decibel_116 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Madison, Alabama, USA
    This sounds somewhat similar to my incident
  5. restorer-john

    restorer-john Addicted Member

    Just use ABP and set it to block all ads. End of story.
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  6. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

    I'd install an adblocker app, but this phone doesn't have much memory. Most of the time it can't remember where it left me.
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  7. GChief

    GChief AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Eastern NC
    I would like to report zero issues on a Win10 work machine, Win7 home, old ass iPad, iPhone and my old ass Kindle. :dunno: I do polls, click on the pop up and side bar ads everyday.

    That being said the only "maintenance" I do is keep up with up dates. Not sure why I don't have any problems. But from the I know enough to usually break it layman's view point the people having problems need to lock down their Schitt.

  8. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    VA near DC
    Reports of "A cert security Issue on AK" have been explained over and over -
    that.s not really a site issue to post about here.
    The site is NOT going to be configured to simply run in https mode
    - thats not the issue.
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  9. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

    San Antonio, Texas
    Still working behind the scenes to trouble shoot this. Working with a couple members who can replicate the issue almost daily. Did some changes that only affect them and it is looking promising. Now to dig deeper to see why those changes made a difference. The work continues.
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  10. quaddriver

    quaddriver 120 What's per channel Subscriber

    has anyone previously surfed as admin on the machine? its irrelevant what you do *now* but one of the first exercises I did in pentest was to replace windoze popup windows/dialog boxes with alternate text *and* handlers. you could very well be a 'sleeper cell' at this point, meaning your entry point is legacy. usually the bots are data collectors buuuut, our friends east of poland are handing out infected machines like candy to whomever wants them for whatever reason. sadly, the easiest way is a re-image and to use a satellite configuration manager to keep watch over your operating enviro...

    that you experienced a problem *here* is only indicative that you were *here* when targeted. any other website at that time would do, it just depends really on how you got to it, when you did. people like to assume an american (geographically) computer going to an american (ditto) website falls under our protection. it does not. if you recall, it was not really that long ago when half the west coast traffic routed thru china.....
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  11. 911s55

    911s55 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Puget Sound
    These are the threats my computer identified and quarantined/removed from the 16th and today after visiting here.

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  12. buglegirl

    buglegirl In The Direction Of The Singularity Subscriber

    Mid Atlantic
  13. quaddriver

    quaddriver 120 What's per channel Subscriber

    for grins, clear your router cache at home and visit the same page and only the same page and tell us where it came from?

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