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Old 12-22-2018, 09:17 PM
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Getting requests do a Flash Update now. I read multiple forums, blogs and websites and CF is the ONLY one this happens on.
Since there's already a thread regarding the flash update ad, linked below, we ask that members keep the topic on track as what you're reporting is slightly different:
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...6-malware.html

Also, the Flash update ad is well beyond CorvetteForum and has quite a bit of history. It is not specific or only for CorvetteForum visitors. A Google search will show quite a bit of discussion, warnings, etc., about how large of an issue it is. The team will work to isolate and resolve the issue based on the information provided in the aforementioned link to help narrow down the offenders.

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Old 12-24-2018, 07:54 AM
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I am having the same issues with Walmart and amazon pop ups

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Old 12-26-2018, 01:04 PM
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Did well for a few days, but today the problem persists.


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Old 12-26-2018, 02:58 PM
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My apologies that the ad issue bubbled back up already. We work with a company called Confiant to preemptively identify and block the ads, but clearly there's more to be done.

To help them more effectively filter out the rogue ads, Confiant asked for some additional assistance in identifying the ads' sources. If you're willing to help, there's a special browser app called HttpWatch that you can download from the iOS App Store to capture a log of where the redirect occurs and where it takes you. To be clear, this app will only log your activity when you're specifically using it. It won't track any activity from your regular browser.

I've attached a PDF with full instructions of how to generate the log and where to email it. We continue to collect data on our end as well, but the more we can send them collectively, the faster the issue can be resolved.

Thanks for your assistance, and sorry again for the inconvenience these ads are causing.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:11 PM
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Iím actually getting the same issue on Foxnews.com right now... which goes to show this is a far more pervasive issue than just this site.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:20 PM
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Iíve been dealing with this issue for a while now. Several different sites and when it starts itís almost impossible to get it to stop. Iíve actually had pretty good luck the last few weeks... until I clicked the link to enter this thread and it instantly comes back
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Originally Posted by E in Phila View Post
Iím actually getting the same issue on Foxnews.com right now... which goes to show this is a far more pervasive issue than just this site.
Yep we know itís on other sites too (that use ads) but in my case, this is the site I use most frequently, hence the most obvious impact.

Still a problem:


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Old 12-28-2018, 10:51 PM
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Wheeee!




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Could it be that more we talk about it the more the crawlers have to find and the more it happens?
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by HooosierDaddy View Post
Could it be that more we talk about it the more the crawlers have to find and the more it happens?
No. Thatís not how it works.
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Originally Posted by IB Jason View Post
My apologies for the continued inconvenience of these rogue ads. As J T noted, these ads are not exclusive to CorvetteForum, but we are working to minimize their impact as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the issue isn't so much that it's just a single bad ad or provider. Instead, it's legitimate ads being injected with malicious code. This means that even when we block a single provider, the rogue ad code jumps to a different one almost immediately.

That said, we have implemented filtering software to help us better identify and preemptively block ads that may include the malicious code, and are working on further safeguards should rogue ads continue to slip through.

If you continue to experience the redirects, please keep sharing screenshots here. Thanks!
The redirects are still running rampant. If you want screenshots just visit the site.
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Originally Posted by Sawbone View Post
The redirects are still running rampant. If you want screenshots just visit the site.
Yes. Thatís been my main point this whole time. Itís not rocket science to reproduce, and it can surely be reproduced in a staging environment by IB QA & Dev resources.

In the meantime, the nice thing to do for customer experience would be to turn off ads in production until they get it sorted.

Many of us are NOT using the site in the meantime, so whatís really the difference? :-)

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Old 12-29-2018, 02:42 PM
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Our home computer is Windows 10/IE11 and we never get the popups.

My iPhone started getting them several weeks ago, to the point that it was unusable for CF. Then about a week ago, they suddenly stopped. It would be interesting to know why my problem has stopped and others continue. Could it be related to what sections of CF or threads we watch, that makes the difference? Or something else?
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Originally Posted by Gearhead Jim View Post
Our home computer is Windows 10/IE11 and we never get the popups.

My iPhone started getting them several weeks ago, to the point that it was unusable for CF. Then about a week ago, they suddenly stopped. It would be interesting to know why my problem has stopped and others continue. Could it be related to what sections of CF or threads we watch, that makes the difference? Or something else?
Many online ad engines are content aware, so yes, certain threads (and thread content) will trigger certain ads.

Itís not a stretch to think that the jackals who exert enough energy to create fake ad companies to use as Trojan horses for these popups would spend the extra time to maximize how often their toxic ads are presented.

So yes... they have probably done their research and optimized their ads to primarily display on the most popular topics... like C8.
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Sawbone View Post
The redirects are still running rampant. If you want screenshots just visit the site.
I don't think they want as many screen captures as much as they want other data, as described in Jason's previous reply to this thread which is also quoted below. Those who do want to help can do so following the instructions.

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My apologies that the ad issue bubbled back up already. We work with a company called Confiant to preemptively identify and block the ads, but clearly there's more to be done.

To help them more effectively filter out the rogue ads, Confiant asked for some additional assistance in identifying the ads' sources. If you're willing to help, there's a special browser app called HttpWatch that you can download from the iOS App Store to capture a log of where the redirect occurs and where it takes you. To be clear, this app will only log your activity when you're specifically using it. It won't track any activity from your regular browser.

I've attached a PDF with full instructions of how to generate the log and where to email it. We continue to collect data on our end as well, but the more we can send them collectively, the faster the issue can be resolved.

Thanks for your assistance, and sorry again for the inconvenience these ads are causing.
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Many of us are NOT using the site in the meantime, so whatís really the difference? :-)
Really? How do you actively post in this thread while not using the site?!
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Old 12-29-2018, 03:37 PM
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IB QA & Devs should be using this ďspecial browserĒ to figure it out. They want me to do their work, let me know the address of their accounts receivable department and iím happy to work at my hourly billable rate.

I reply here because I get email alerts as a result of being subscribed to this thread. I have stopped using the site unless an interesting email notification prompts me to click to view latest responses on a subscribed thread.

When I do so, Iím often immediately met with a popup, so I close and donít return.

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Old 12-29-2018, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCalC7 View Post
IB QA & Devs should be using this “special browser” to figure it out. They want me to do their work, let me know the address of their accounts receivable department and i’m happy to work at my hourly billable rate.
Thanks for your feedback. If you do not want to help the community, we can move on from this so that those who do want to help and see the issue more quickly resolved can do so.

Those who do want to help, I think it's best to follow Jason's information as I don't think posting screen captures is enough information.

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My apologies that the ad issue bubbled back up already. We work with a company called Confiant to preemptively identify and block the ads, but clearly there's more to be done.

To help them more effectively filter out the rogue ads, Confiant asked for some additional assistance in identifying the ads' sources. If you're willing to help, there's a special browser app called HttpWatch that you can download from the iOS App Store to capture a log of where the redirect occurs and where it takes you. To be clear, this app will only log your activity when you're specifically using it. It won't track any activity from your regular browser.

I've attached a PDF with full instructions of how to generate the log and where to email it. We continue to collect data on our end as well, but the more we can send them collectively, the faster the issue can be resolved.

Thanks for your assistance, and sorry again for the inconvenience these ads are causing.
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I don't think they want as many screen captures as much as they want other data, as described in Jason's previous reply to this thread which is also quoted below.
ok, but I donít work there. The people that get paid to work there should be on this, not me.
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Originally Posted by Sawbone View Post
ok, but I don’t work there. The people that get paid to work there should be on this, not me.
To be clear, they have been on this. As some have previously stated and understand the issue, this issue is well larger than CorvetteForum and is very well known to be a cat and mouse game. Internet Brands is simply asking assistance from those who are willing to provide it. Some have done so by posting some screen captures as requested. Now the request is the tool, as previously discussed, because that provides more information into the source of the issue rather than the result. This is for helping the community that has been freely available to access and use. If members want to help the community by participating with the request of gathering more data via the tool, that's great and will help more quickly resolve the issue as Internet Brands has stated. Those who do not wish to help, that's fine too but let's not continue to clutter this thread with defiant comments and/or ones that don't directly help the community with the issue at hand so those who do want to help the community can do so.
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