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Old 12-25-2012, 06:47 AM
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Exclamation "Reported Attack Site" message from Google!


When I try to come here (ie http://www.xtremevbtalk.com) I get a big red "Reported Attack Site" message from Google.

I clicked the "let me in anyway" button and now it is not showing. Unfortunately, I did not screen shot it

Obviously, there is a problem somewhere (either here or at Google but you guys may be losing traffic as a result)

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Old 12-25-2012, 08:46 AM
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We think it's a problem with affiliate advertisement sites. I reported it to the site owners.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:18 AM
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The irony is that the ads here are served by Google.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:27 AM
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The irony is that the ads here are served by Google.
Yes but is it not possible that a member here has accidentally (or even deliberately) posted a contaminated file (that is what Google suggests when you click for an explanation). Worth a look.

The initial warning is below (what happens is that if I click the "Ignore this warning", is that it lets me in and I don't see the sign for a while but then the warning comes back - maybe after a time limit or a restart - not sure which)
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:09 AM
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The irony is that the ads here are served by Google.
Can anyone offer real evidence for an alternative explanation (specific user posted file, etc.)? Here is a link to the analysis page that set this in motion (yuck!):
http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/d...emevbtalk.com/
Edit: I see Site Admin is on top of this, so hopefully this is or will be under control shortly. Thanks for your patience.
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Indeed, "Of the 152 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 47 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent."

The Google claim is that almost 31% of the pages they "tested" contained an active drive-by exploit.

Assuming the numbers themselves arent fabricated, and further assuming that the pages were randomly selected and that the exploit detector doesnt throw false positives, then the only conclusion that seems reasonable is that some of the advertisements were or are highly nefarious in nature.

So I will say again, the irony is that its the Google advertisement service that is deployed here.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:59 PM
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Are you sure /all/ of the ads are Google's? I took an adblock-free visit and looked through the source. I found ads from:
  1. DoubleClick (They aren't Google themselves, they are a subsidiary and separate from AdSense)
  2. Intellitxt, the lovely company putting pop-up video ads on keywords.
  3. The links at the bottom of the index page appear to come from a network called "TradePub".
  4. The obnoxious auto-play videos in the sidebar come from "oggifinogi.com", yet another ad network.
  5. scripts from "collective-media.net" (which is probably related to oggifinogi).
  6. "adnxs.com", another advertising network.
  7. Facebook tracking images
  8. "scorecardresearch.com" runs scripts
  9. cwrdcntrl.net
  10. betrad.com
  11. liverail.com
I got lazy and quit looking for information about the owner of the URL around #5, and stopped looking at the source entirely at 11. That was at instance 23 of 64 in a search for "ad.". So, in fact, there are at least 10 ad providers per page, and only 2 of them are connected to Google.

The movie "Idiocracy" comes to mind when considering the site layout with the ads. https://montevallotimetravel.files.w...acy-tv-dvd.jpg
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"This site is not currently listed as suspicious."

All seems fixed, but some Google servers might not be caught up with the status change: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/d...emevbtalk.com/
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"This site is not currently listed as suspicious."

All seems fixed, but some Google servers might not be caught up with the status change: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/d...emevbtalk.com/
I am still getting the same Red Warning as at 31st December. Looks to me that traffic on the site has dropped a lot too ...
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That's strange!
Did you refresh your cache??
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I still get it from time to time in Firefox.
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We have addressed the issue. Let me know if you are still seeing it.
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How recent was this? Because I saw it this morning in Firefox. It seems like the browser respects "I'm going there anyway" for 24 hours.
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It seems like the browser respects "I'm going there anyway" for 24 hours.
I think the last time I saw it was a couple of days ago but ...

I think it would be a good idea to send round a circular addressing the issue head on to explain and reassure people. You must be losing traffic?
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Got it again today in Firefox, but it's only when visiting the forums. The index page is fine, but clicking into any forum displays it.
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It seems like the browser respects "I'm going there anyway" for 24 hours.
I was going to say that this has been my experience here at work (but am wrong). Yesterday and today I get a warning first thing in the morning and the rest of the day no issue... wrong... posting this reply threw the RAS warning just now! I had just taken on some Microsoft updates and rebooted coming here again without issue until I hit 'Post...'

On the other hand, my home PC threw no warnings last night.
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Well I've been following this thread and have to say I've never experienced such a message. I run IE9 on Win7. Factory security settings. No add ins/ons. Site works great for me!
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As far as I can tell, Firefox is the only browser still periodically throwing flags. I navigated this site for 15 minutes this morning (longer than normal) before the first RAS warning popped up. I have to believe that there must be load distribution servers that have not been updated yet. It seems things are getting better for FF, but can't be sure.
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Well I've been following this thread and have to say I've never experienced such a message. I run IE9 on Win7. Factory security settings. No add ins/ons. Site works great for me!
Then revel in the knowledge that your browser is A-OK with sites that silently install malware on your computer 30% of the time
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Then revel in the knowledge that your browser is A-OK with sites that silently install malware on your computer 30% of the time
I paid for a subscription to superantispyware and deep blue. Ran both apps just on the chance you were right about the malware. Pleased to report this site didn't install any malware. I'm glad I'm in the 70 percentile. Thanks for the heads up.
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