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Galloism
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Ads and Redirects

Postby Galloism » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:44 pm

Hello Nationstates. I thought i'd let you know, on ipad, if a user sees ads, they're being redirected to sites that are attempting to get the user to download malware.

Some domains it's redirecting to:

ufye.koofukrev.site (followed by a long string) is the most common one (attempting to get the user to install flash, on an ipad, for extra irony points)
uwuiziopo.xyz (saying your norton subscription, on your ipad, has expired)

The former seems a lot more common than the latter. It seems definitely connected to the ad service though, as very very quickly logging into nationstates (I'm a supporter, I get no ads) cures the issue, and there's no redirects.

Here's an article that seems to discuss the problem:

https://support.google.com/adsense/thread/2108990?hl=en

You may need to contact google.
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Phydios
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Postby Phydios » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:40 am

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=191475

The stickied Inappropriate Advertising thread seems a good place for this report.
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Alunya
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Postby Alunya » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:48 am

Galloism wrote:Hello Nationstates. I thought i'd let you know, on ipad, if a user sees ads, they're being redirected to sites that are attempting to get the user to download malware.

Some domains it's redirecting to:

ufye.koofukrev.site (followed by a long string) is the most common one (attempting to get the user to install flash, on an ipad, for extra irony points)
uwuiziopo.xyz (saying your norton subscription, on your ipad, has expired)

The former seems a lot more common than the latter. It seems definitely connected to the ad service though, as very very quickly logging into nationstates (I'm a supporter, I get no ads) cures the issue, and there's no redirects.

Here's an article that seems to discuss the problem:

https://support.google.com/adsense/thread/2108990?hl=en

You may need to contact google.

I’ve experienced the same issue, and have been savvy enough to know not to click on it.

It pops up for me right at the start of major update, and keeps popping up for the duration. Afterwards it isn’t a problem.

I’ll quote this from your “Ads and Redirects” thread into the “Inappropriate Advertising” thread to bring it to admin’s attention.

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Xmara
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Postby Xmara » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:32 pm

I'm having the same problem
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Pangurstan
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Postby Pangurstan » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:25 pm

Alunya wrote:I’ve experienced the same issue, and have been savvy enough to know not to click on it.

It pops up for me right at the start of major update, and keeps popping up for the duration. Afterwards it isn’t a problem.

I’ve also gotten this ad, first yesterday at about 9:00 pm PST, and to day at around 7:45 pm PST.

EDIT: it redirects me to afew.zoyufo.pw
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Postby Lamoni » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:30 pm

Thank you everyone for letting us know about this, we are taking a look at the issue.
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Pangurstan
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Postby Pangurstan » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:35 pm

It’s also redirecting to a website called poinptzerosss.eu that claims I have an expired norton subscription on my iPad.
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Politiscales:Socialism, Justice, Humanity

McMasterdonia wrote:Maybe the real treasure is the invisible scripts we made along the way.

The Even better Usa wrote:
Trotterdam wrote:Why does anyone want to ban violins?

i agree, violins aren't the problem. What IS the problem on the other hand is all the sax and drums

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Codainia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Codainia » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:33 pm

This is also happening on Mac computers, running safari, sepcifically 10.14.6 with safari Version 13.0.5 (14608.5.12). This doesn't pccur in chrome (so far anyway), but in safari it will occur after about 3 seconds of looking at any page, and I know my flash is not out of date.

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Postby Karteria » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:04 am

Codainia wrote:This is also happening on Mac computers, running safari, sepcifically 10.14.6 with safari Version 13.0.5 (14608.5.12). This doesn't pccur in chrome (so far anyway), but in safari it will occur after about 3 seconds of looking at any page, and I know my flash is not out of date.

For what it’s worth, I'm having the same problem.
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