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Old 25th May 2019, 16:32
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Malicious ads on mobile site

All PPRuNe pages are being hijacked by ads on my Android phone (doesn't matter if I'm signed in or not or using incognito mode). They're the kind that block the back button and have sound effects claiming prizes are waiting etc. All the domains are *.best.

Any chance you can report it to your ad provider?
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Old 25th May 2019, 17:22
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Originally Posted by Fursty Ferret View Post
All PPRuNe pages are being hijacked by ads on my Android phone (doesn't matter if I'm signed in or not or using incognito mode). They're the kind that block the back button and have sound effects claiming prizes are waiting etc. All the domains are *.best.

Any chance you can report it to your ad provider?
Are you certain that this is not a problem of your device/browser? Have you seen this on other people‘s Android devices as well?
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Old 25th May 2019, 18:09
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Also affecting me Samsung, Android phone and the malicious ads only appear on the PPRuNe site
I am the recipitant of a super dooper Samsung device worth £877.00, alI I have to do is answer 4 questions about Google and even if I answer them all wrong I get 100% correct and after the usual email name phone number alI have to do is give them my card details to verify my age .
Looking forward to the package being delivered
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Old 25th May 2019, 18:15
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Firefox mobile browser with ublock origin add-on will protect from these, been using it for years. If you do happen to click a dodgy link it tells you and doesn't go there.
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Old 25th May 2019, 18:40
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It has been happening intermittantly for a couple of months only very occasionally but has recently got much worse for me to the point now I cant browse without adblock on this site.
others reporting it too on the bt survey thread below.
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Old 26th May 2019, 08:09
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I've just started experiencing this, it's on PPRuNe only.
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Old 26th May 2019, 11:23
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I've only just been affected by this since yesterday, on my LG G6, they indeed seem to be all from the .best domain.
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Old 26th May 2019, 11:45
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I have seen similar issues over the past weeks and have come to the unfortunate conclusion that PPRuNe can only be visited with agressive ad blocking turned on. It is unfortunate because I'd like to support the site...
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Old 26th May 2019, 18:19
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Started affecting me last night as well on my Samsung phone. Still doing it today, only seems to happen on PPRuNe; Malwarebytes and Avast say phone is clean.
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Old 27th May 2019, 09:41
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Same as Treadigraph
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Old 27th May 2019, 15:16
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Same with me on android Samsung S7. Only the last few days and ad blocking apps detect it as phishing but doesn't stop it and making sure unusable on mobile.
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Old 27th May 2019, 15:26
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Brand new Nokia 7plus, and I can't actually get to PPRuNe on it at all [due to these hijack attacks] no matter what browser or settings I use. Before this phone I had a Nokia lumia 930 Windows phone and never suffered any problems at all. If I go to this site on any of my laptops or desktop machines I get not trouble. If I put the sim card back in the Lumia I still don't have any trouble - it's just when using an android phone on this site. I've seen people complain about it and I've seen the site admins try to distract with the usual "it must be your browser or settings" twaddle which is patently untrue, and no actual action.

I think we are left to reluctantly assume that the site's owners value the income from the malicious advertisers far too much to worry about the damage they do to site-users devices.

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Old 27th May 2019, 18:42
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Same here, iPhone 5s, just cannot get rid of popups claiming I have won a prize.
Not effecting other sites.
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Old 27th May 2019, 20:59
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Try brave browser.
Works awesome.
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Old 28th May 2019, 02:17
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Affecting me on iPhone too.

I have installed AdGuard on my phone (you also have to adjust a couple of things in your phone’s Safari settings) and it seems to have done the trick.

This link may help users experiencing the same problem:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.h...ard-pages/amp/
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Old 28th May 2019, 09:51
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Pleased to report PPRuNe on my phone is no longer plagued by the problem this morning - fingers crossed - so perhaps Ibobi and her colleagues have neutralised the problem. If so, thank you!
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Old 28th May 2019, 10:50
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At the risk of repeating myself:

Same as Treadigraph

(Thanks whomsoever.....)
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:17
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We keep working at it. We have a 3rd party company that helps. But it will never be 100% clear, I'm afraid.
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:32
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Like painting the Forth Bridge, eh? Thank you.
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Old 29th May 2019, 15:11
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Thank you, adblock off again.
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