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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Malicious Advertisements

    Well maybe for some. But to be honest I've been wondering what all the fuss is about since it was sold, I haven't seen any difference at all. But I use a laptop not a phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Well maybe for some. But to be honest I've been wondering what all the fuss is about since it was sold, I haven't seen any difference at all. But I use a laptop not a phone.
    I've spent the last 7 years writing software exploits for good purposes (generally phone forensics purposes), as my day to day job. There are people that do it for bad purposes, such as installing malware into your PC.

    Some less than honest people write exploits, and sell them as exploit kits.

    Other less honest people buy these kits, use an ad provider that isnt worth their salt, and installs malware on victims computers.

    So basically someone can abuse a crummy ad provider, to abuse bee source, to abuse your browser, to install malware on your PC. From there they can log your passwords, credit card details, and what not.

    So you tell me what all the fuss is about? Beesource has a responsibility to their user base, they should be using better ad providers. They might not make as much money from it, but we will be safer.

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    I bow to your expertise.

    Perhaps what I said came off wrong. I was not doubting anything anyone has said, just, merely recounting my own experience.

    Also, a question since this is your field. Would it be Malwarebytes protecting me from this stuff? I also run the full Emsisoft suite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    I bow to your expertise.

    Perhaps what I said came off wrong. I was not doubting anything anyone has said, just, merely recounting my own experience.
    expertise .... lol I work everyday feeling like I have no idea what I'm doing. I really have a thing about malicious ad providers, because who does family call when they have an issue caused by this....... whoever the nearest IT related family member.

    Installing chrome + an adblocker on my parent's PCs really cut down on the calls. I just prefer not to block ads on sites I want to support (Beesource) if possible.
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    I block the snot out of ads here and all the scripts VerticalScope should just cut off the ad provider that's causing the problems, but money talks. We wouldn't be the first to be exploited so someone else can make a buck. Just block ALL their ads until they decide to fix the issue
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    Thanks for voicing your opinions folks, and again, we totally understand your frustration. The Admin team has been sharing all of the feedback and ad links with the ad team and will continue to do so as long as this remains an issue. I do know that they have been trying to narrow down which of ad providers is the problematic source, but I'm not too sure of any details beyond that.

    Thanks again for your patience while we try to get to the bottom of this.

    Cheers,

    Erik

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apis Natural View Post
    known as devious perverted wenmasters, bet those are redirecting to payed ads for the webmaster,honestly ever since the sell out Beesource has gotten worse.
    bummer, it's just going to get worse, fact proven is that the company who bought it is known for ruining and destroying forums over the months after taking over, the forums become advertising forums.
    to bad...
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    Thanks for reporting this.
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    I just want to say, that i run adblock, but this is one of the few sites i keep unblocked. I am on here everyday, with a tab open all day while at work, and i have not seen any malicious ads. Quite the contrary, i think this is one of the least intrusive advertising forums i've ever used.


    Aaron

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    Oh, I agree! Except for the stupid amazon pop up, I have no issues. I’m not having a hissy fit, just reporting it.
    Rod

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    Thank you guys for continuing to report all this

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    Thank you @rwlaw and @Ruthz. I've sent both of these in to be blocked.

    Cheers,

    Erik

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    Sent that up to be blocked.

    Thanks,
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    Congratulations guys! Itís been over a week and no amazon pop ups! You finally found the throat of the beast and strangled it.
    Rod

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    Glad to see its reduced its frequency. Continue to report any you see now, or in the future.

    - JB

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