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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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Malware

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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Re: The Website [trackandfieldnews.com] Ahead Contains Malwa

Postby Pego » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:48 pm

I got it twice in a row, closed it and after returning 1/2 hr. later, no more.
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Re: The Website [trackandfieldnews.com] Ahead Contains Malwa

Postby bushop » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:20 pm

gh wrote:what's back? a google warning?

Yes... Macbook Pro in Chrome.
No longer seeing it.
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Re: Malware

Postby jeremyp » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:29 am

Meaning??
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