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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby tandfman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:29 pm

There's a note on the front page (in Day's Best Reading) that says they've solved the problem by removing the offending ad.

But as others have observed, there doesn't now appear to be any advertising at all here. That may be good for malware prevention, and some people may prefer not to have ads anywhere on this or any other website. But that's like preferring not to have commercials on tv shows. Somebody's got to pay the bill for this stuff. I would hate to see the financial viability of the site jeopardized by the absence of advertising revenue.

Whatever is going on, let's just hope it's temporary.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Pego » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:57 pm

In the case of spam/malwarers, I am willing to reconsider my opposition to capital punishment.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby aaronk » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:11 pm

Pego wrote:In the case of spam/malwarers, I am willing to reconsider my opposition to capital punishment.


Heh.
At the very least, I'd like to be able to sue them.....to make them pay my psychiatric and depression medication bill......

during my T&FN Message Board DETOX stage these past 5 days!! :shock: :P
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:42 am

The problem isn't quite gone. On my work laptop(xp/firefox) the problem persists. On my home laptop (Ubuntu/Firefox) it works fine.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:22 am

aaronk wrote:during my T&FN Message Board DETOX stage these past 5 days!! :shock: :P

You couldn't click through by 'accepting' the warning (last option on the alert page)?
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Blues » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:24 am

Marlow wrote:
aaronk wrote:during my T&FN Message Board DETOX stage these past 5 days!! :shock: :P

You couldn't click through by 'accepting' the warning (last option on the alert page)?


I don't know about aaronk, but until last night, I had to override 2 warnings for every prompt, but at least I could read posts even though it was time consuming.. If I tried to post anything though, clicking through the 2 warnings in order to submit my comment automatically erased the post before it was posted, and brought me back to a blank posting field every time...
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby gh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:25 am

Dave wrote:The problem isn't quite gone. On my work laptop(xp/firefox) the problem persists. On my home laptop (Ubuntu/Firefox) it works fine.


I appears there is still some residual problem out there, with scattered reports of its still popping up.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby gh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:38 am

The IT boffins believe that it's just some residual caching of pages at the Google end that should disappear over the course of the next day or so.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby mcgato » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:15 pm

I was getting a warning yesterday on my home computer, so I deleted all of my history and cookies and whatever else there is to delete. The warnings stopped coming up after the mass deletion.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby bruce3404 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:03 pm

Well, it was fixed for a couple of days. Now I'm getting the malware warning again, but this time only on Firefox. Last time it was on both Firefox and Chrome. Damn! Let's go back to the old days when we communicated via letters to the editor....uh, never mind.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Flumpy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:31 pm

It's doing it to me again now.

Am I fine just overiding it?
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Pego » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:09 pm

Flumpy wrote:It's doing it to me again now.

Am I fine just overiding it?


I think so.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby Tuariki » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:36 am

Quavioura, SormChoomma, Alloreviera, noipirSors and Nollatirl.

These rogue posters are a threat to this site. I hope ADMIN can do something to stop them.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby guru » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:05 am

Tuariki wrote:Quavioura, SormChoomma, Alloreviera, noipirSors and Nollatirl.

These rogue posters are a threat to this site. I hope ADMIN can do something to stop them.



Besides being annoying, they're no threat to the site
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby fourjz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:20 pm

I got hit on my cyberworld last year from the T&F NEWS Malware.Emails were being sent out to all my people regarding all types of things.I was deeply concerned about someone sending out porn,and even more disgustingly child porn or something.I had to change passwords,etc.And try to warn,and tell my people that I did'nt sell the general spam sales pitches etc that were sent without my permission.Looks like it is finally fixed.Thank God. :D
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby lonewolf » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:24 pm

Several years ago, I returned from a trip to discover my email account had been frozen because someone had sent 10,000 pornographic spams using my screen name. It took a while but I was finally able to convince my carrier it warn't me..
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby polevaultpower » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:49 pm

Tuariki wrote:Quavioura, SormChoomma, Alloreviera, noipirSors and Nollatirl.

These rogue posters are a threat to this site. I hope ADMIN can do something to stop them.


Just don't click on their posts, and if you accidentally do, don't click on any links in it and you'll be fine. They can't do anything to you unless you click a link, the message board software doesn't give them the capability to inflict any real harm unless you go to their links.
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Re: trackandfieldnews.com | malware issue [fixed]

Postby gh » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:29 am

unfortunately, the spambots are getting smarter...
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby gh » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:28 am

go here to see the latest Google report

http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diag ... tput=embed


if you're still getting malware notifications, it's because there's cached comment either on your computer or somewhere on Google's many servers.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby bushop » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:12 pm

gh wrote:go here to see the latest Google report
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diag ... tput=embed
if you're still getting malware notifications, it's because there's cached comment either on your computer or somewhere on Google's many servers.

Thanks to everyone at T&F News for clearing this all up so quickly.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby Friar » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:35 pm

Still getting it with Firefox though not IE (I tried clearing the cache).
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby gh » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:21 pm

we have one office machine that keeps getting it in Firefox, but not other machines or other browsers. Haven't discovered the cache-removal secret yet.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby 26mi235 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 am

My machine rebooted (via Microsoft) last night and when I clicked on my short-cut for the Home Page and the Forum I got the warning page. I clicked the 'ignore' and went right to the page, then clicked the Home Page link and did not get the warning page. I have not gotten the warning since the firs fix and run Firefox.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby guru » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:32 pm

Last two times I've visited letsrun Norton blocked this beauty...

http://www.symantec.com/security_respon ... asid=25701
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby gh » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:30 am

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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby tandfman » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:31 pm

Might that have anything to do with the fact that bots seem to be posting on the Message Boards with greater frequency recently? Or is that another problem?
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby gh » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:40 pm

I believe they are totally different things. The arstechnica article is about hackers stealthily placing malware on servers, which isn't the same thing as spambots trolling for addresses.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby shivfan » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:17 am

Glad this has been sorted out....

I was getting this message too, and it frightened me away. I was getting withdrawal symptoms!
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby guru » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:37 am

This Java issue is serious, with the Dept of Homeland Security recommending everyone disable their java software. I deleted it completely from my computer. One day later I haven't missed it.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby tandfman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:31 am

Thank you, guru, for adding to the list of things I need to be worried about. Having read the Homeland Security material, and a couple of websites referring to it, I see that I should probably be doing something, but I haven't the slightest idea of what I should do or how I should do it. I don't even know whether I have Java on my computers and, if so, what versions.

:(
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby Conor Dary » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:40 am

What browser do you use?

If Firefox, go to tools at the top of the browser, then options, then content. And then unclick java.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby guru » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:32 am

tandfman - On Windows -

Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program

Once your program list populates look for anything under "Java" or "Oracle". Delete it - chances are these days you really dont need it anyway.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby tandfman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:13 am

Aha! Thank you, guru. I'm on my laptop now and I see that I have Java 6 installed. But from what I've read, the problem seems to be with Java 7 and later versions, so I'm going to do nothing. I'll check my desktop later, but that computer is even older than my laptop and probably does not have Java 7.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby guru » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:28 am

tandfman wrote:Aha! Thank you, guru. I'm on my laptop now and I see that I have Java 6 installed. But from what I've read, the problem seems to be with Java 7 and later versions, so I'm going to do nothing. I'll check my desktop later, but that computer is even older than my laptop and probably does not have Java 7.


No, no, no! Java 7 fixed a Java 6 security threat, before it had it's own issues. If you have Java 6 you're doubly exposed.

http://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2012/11/ ... 7-blocked/

Update 6 and below had been blocklisted already due to other vulnerabilities.
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Re: google has given us clean bill of health [name change]

Postby Pego » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:40 pm

guru wrote:
tandfman wrote:Aha! Thank you, guru. I'm on my laptop now and I see that I have Java 6 installed. But from what I've read, the problem seems to be with Java 7 and later versions, so I'm going to do nothing. I'll check my desktop later, but that computer is even older than my laptop and probably does not have Java 7.


No, no, no! Java 7 fixed a Java 6 security threat, before it had it's own issues. If you have Java 6 you're doubly exposed.

http://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2012/11/ ... 7-blocked/

Update 6 and below had been blocklisted already due to other vulnerabilities.


I listened and got rid of it.
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Postby KDFINE » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:12 pm

The Malware nonsense is back at it again.
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Re: The Website [trackandfieldnews.com] Ahead Contains Malwa

Postby bushop » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:29 pm

It's back.

Last time this happened I continued on to T&F News discussion threads dozens of times with no ill effects.
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Re: The Website [trackandfieldnews.com] Ahead Contains Malwa

Postby gh » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:21 pm

what's back? a google warning?
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Re: The Website [trackandfieldnews.com] Ahead Contains Malwa

Postby jamboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:35 pm

Yes(google chrome). I chose to ignore it but it told me to enter at my own risk.
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Re: The Website [trackandfieldnews.com] Ahead Contains Malwa

Postby gh » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:45 pm

hmm... I'm not getting on my Mac w/ either Safari, Firefox or Chrome.
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