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Discussion in 'Site Support' started by gopbroek, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
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    For some reason beginning about a week back I started getting hijacked from the SB site. It only happens from SB and not other sites when accessing it from my Android phone. The existing window goes to an address with the words cloudfront in it and it usually is for a 'Gift card' from Walmart or Amazon. There is no going back, I have to close the browser and reopen it to SB to return.
     
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    It's not from us.
     
  3. GreggS

    GreggS Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thomasville, NC
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    Yeah, I've been getting that myself. I just go to my bookmarks and tap my SB link and it will open back up. Annoying as hell but I have seen it on one other forum website I go to often.
     
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,234
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    It's only on the mobile app? I need you guys to be specific about who it's from so I can research it from here.
     
  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    I only get it on the mobile site.
     
  6. GreggS

    GreggS Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thomasville, NC
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    Yeah, I'm only getting it on the mobile as well. It did it about 3 times in an hour Sunday afternoon, but hasn't done it since. I'll let you know where it's from if/when it pops up again.
     
  7. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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    Its happening to me as well but it’s a winner from google popup. I close the popup and the entire site closes.

    I use an ipad. Clearing cookies and history did not help.
     
  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    Yes, I get the Google prize pop up ones, as well as a popup that my iPhone is infected.
     
  9. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
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  10. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Illinois
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    Dare I say "ooops"?

    @The Chairman
    In my case (browsing in Chrome on Android), the spinning wheel was just the first full page popup... others, as described in this thread occured too. But still exclusively on SB so far. Nowhere else yet. I recently tried to uninstall Chrome, but that apparently cannot be done on my phone. It can be set back to default / original condition. Did that (and I do regular cookie cleaning anyway). Thought that fixed it. Did not. I since had one occurance (yesterday morning). Ironically I think right after moving off browsing this thread to either "new posts" or an "alert"...
    I sm not saying this is something originating from / through SB, but I am saying so far, on my android phone, it only popped up while on SB via Chrome. That said, I might be spending more time on SB than elsewhere all together through my phone's Chrome browser.... Darn SB...
     

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