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Spekulatius

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Malware on CoBaF website ?
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:42:22 PM »
I am having the problem recently that accessing the  CoBaF website consistently directs me to some malware website for an Amazon Gift card. This is when accessing the CoBaF website with and iPad Pro. I tried removing all the website data from Safari via the setting menu followed by a restart, but this does not solve the issue. I know that turning off JavaScript for Safari gets rid of the redirect,  but then many websites don’t work correctly any more.

I am wondering - could this malware be server site or is it malware on my iPad? I never had such and issue before, except on a Windows PC, where a malware removal tool got rid of the issue. With that malware attack on my PC, the redirect occurred with all websites, not a specific one, so this one is different. do, far, I only got the malware redirect when trying to access the  CoBaF website.

Any ideas from resident experts what is going on?
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 03:50:03 PM by Spekulatius »
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Re: Malware on CoBaF website
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 03:48:14 PM »
i had the same type of problem on saturday on my macair - almost exact.

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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 04:54:26 PM »
I access CoBaF with a MacBook Air and have not experienced that symptom.

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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 04:59:22 PM »
yes, same here, accessing using iPhone.

I googled this. It's called "deep ip" method. Can't be fixed from user side. The fix has to be done by the maintainer of the web server.

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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 05:52:17 PM »
yes, same here, accessing using iPhone.

I googled this. It's called "deep ip" method. Can't be fixed from user side. The fix has to be done by the maintainer of the web server.

I think the redirects come from ads on this website. Since the ads are targeted, some users get it and others donít. They are a hell of a nuisance and make this website unusable. I do get them on my iPad, but not on my iPhone so far. I am contacting our host regarding this issue.
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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 06:09:34 PM »
A lot of forums have been having trouble with this. It's server side and from my understanding is related to the ad service provider many forums use. A popup blocker will work to filter it. I downloaded the content blocker+ app on my iPhone (it was free) and it worked to eliminate it on another forum that had it pretty bad.

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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 07:23:19 PM »
A lot of forums have been having trouble with this. It's server side and from my understanding is related to the ad service provider many forums use. A popup blocker will work to filter it. I downloaded the content blocker+ app on my iPhone (it was free) and it worked to eliminate it on another forum that had it pretty bad.

Thanks, I installed the Free StopAd app and the problem seems to be gone for now. Very annoying and quite honestly self defeating to allow ads like this.
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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 05:05:14 AM »
On my Macbook, I use an up-to-date Google Chrome with the Ublock Origin extension, which seems to be the best of the ad blockers these days.

(Note that there are several different ublocks listed in the Chrome extension store, it's "Ublock Origin by Raymond Hill (gorhill)".)

On Android, I use the Brave browser which is a google chrome variant with built in adblocking.

I haven't had any problem with malware redirection.

Having said that, it obviously would be better if Parsad banned malware ads from his site...

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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 06:09:26 AM »
Lot's of Russian and Ukrainian dating ads on the site. The girls look good and I can see why one would be tempted to click  8)

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Re: Malware on CoBaF website ?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 06:49:23 AM »
Those ads are custom for you Cardboard...  from your browsing patterns

Lot's of Russian and Ukrainian dating ads on the site. The girls look good and I can see why one would be tempted to click  8)

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