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    Just tried to get on phoronix and was redirected to this crap -

    www.andyqos.ukfsn.org/antiv-2.png

    Edit heres one that showes the site name.

    www.andyqos.ukfsn.org/antiv.png

    I must admit I was booted into an old setup with an out of date seamonkey, but It's only phoronix that did it, so I don't think it was anything my end as such, but as I don't normally use that partition anymore I could be wrong.

    What do you think - if it wasn't me but one of Phoronixes ad "partners" that did it I think it's deceitful and unacceptable for a responsible site to be associated with such an ad - or maybe one of them has been hacked?
    Last edited by legume; 02-24-2009, 07:22 AM.

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    Originally posted by legume View Post
    Just tried to get on phoronix and was redirected to this crap -

    www.andyqos.ukfsn.org/antiv-2.png

    Edit heres one that showes the site name.

    www.andyqos.ukfsn.org/antiv.png
    And again - same ad different names - I've been using this browser over the weekend and not one other site has been affected - I go on phoronix today and it happens again, after I did forums -> login -> index.

    It offered me an exe this time, which I have. I also have a partial tcpdump and more screens if you are interested - which I would hope you are as it's now far more likely to be a Phoronix problem than an old browser one don't you think?

    Edit: the exe is MalwareDefender2009.exe.
    Last edited by legume; 03-09-2009, 08:53 AM.

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    • #3
      Since this is only happening to you, I was just wondering if you have tried another DNS server (such as openDNS)? You may be a victim of DNS hijacking.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by deanjo View Post
        Since this is only happening to you, I was just wondering if you have tried another DNS server (such as openDNS)? You may be a victim of DNS hijacking.
        It's possible I suppose, but it's only ever happened twice and both times Phoronix + old browser.

        There are three other PCs on this LAN using the same DNS and I normally use a more up to date setup and this or anything similar has never occurred.

        I'll have to remember to start a tcpdump before I go on phoronix on the few occasions I am booted into this old setup.

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