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Pernicious Pop up ad Pests

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Bubblesong, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I can't find Ad-block. Who is the developer?
     
  2. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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  3. rmssetc

    rmssetc Barracuda

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  4. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    Unlike other hijacking mal-ware, i seem to be able to back click out of ad by backclicking three times. Woo-hoo! I dont have the pain of finding my place again!
     
  5. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Solo Diver

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    On Linux I rarely get pop-ups. But sometimes I'll run a Linux operating system from a thumbdrive. If I get mal-ware then I just format the thumbdrive and re-install Linux. You can use quite a few different flavors of Linux this way too.
     
  6. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    But would you want to do this every time you check posts on Scubaboard?
    I am hoping the Software Sleuths can figure out why this only happens when Signed In to Scubaboard.
     
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  7. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    0FBCBFED-37F2-4C53-BC52-FD976195D27E.png so a new, different type of pop-up malware, only on Scubaboard and only when signed in:
    Notice how it mentions Diverightinscuba? Could it have come from them, are they infected, or is it something else entirely?
     
  8. Scuba J7

    Scuba J7 Instructor, Scuba

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    It’s an issue with the ad and iOS, I’m looking into it now (even though I am not affiliated with SB, I used to be a web developer) I believe it may be an issue in the JavaScript or how it’s handled.
     
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  9. Scuba J7

    Scuba J7 Instructor, Scuba

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    This pop up problem is in the JavaScript. Still not sure if it’s the ad or the device but the m pretty sure this is the device. A quick temp fix is to disable JavaScript in Safari settings on iOS.

    The other pop up is what I believe to be an exploit that was discovered earlier this year and still has to be patched.
     
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  10. Scuba J7

    Scuba J7 Instructor, Scuba

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    This is an exploit in JavaScript discovered earlier this year, it’s my understanding there may not be much that can be done about it except to turn off JavaScript which will degrade your browsing experience. Time for new tech!
     

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