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Old 02-03-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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my browser reported LQ as an attack site - ?!

I accidentally found one of my old posts in a Google search result, and tried to look at it; when I did, my broswer (Iceweasel 10.0.12) claimed it was an "attack site." Um, okay. (I initially thought I had run into a malware site pretending to be LQ.) It warned of an attack site again when I went to my bookmarked LQ subscribed threads page. Obviously it's false, and since I started a post to report this, my browser seems to have stopped claiming LQ is an attack site. But I wondered if this is happening to anyone else.
Old 02-03-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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This happened to me too moments ago. After I clicked the ignore this warning line, my internet stopped working. Fearing some kind of attack happened, I checked my modem and the internet light was blinking. Resetted it, went back into it via browser, and noticed a couple of wireless settings changed. Having realized that the modem's username/pass was not set I did that and things are peachy now.
I'm running wireshark to get some more info.
Old 02-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #4
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I got the same thing today .. odd
Centos 6.3, FF 10.0.12, noscript, flashblock, https-everwhere, donottrackme.
I'm just going to try saving this post, restart FF and report back in minute ..


Interesting; still comes up. If I choose 'Ignore ..' I get

Who is StopBadware?

StopBadware is a nonprofit organization that fights badware. Google and Firefox link to us to help you understand the warnings.
which implies its built-in (not added-on by me) from FF themselves ... yuk ! Do not want

To Mods; actually, there's more on that page, inc
Help! This is my site.

We know this is frustrating. To remove the warnings, you'll need to find the problem, clean it up, and request a review. We can help you do this.
Can you take a look?

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:18 AM   #5
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Note the "0 pages resulted in malicious software ..." in the attachment.

That said, it will be useful if there is a formal analysis and followup.

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:32 AM   #6
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actually it is kind of cool
LQ is an attack site

all hands - general quarters
Jeremy set controls to ram
all Mods report to stations
shut all watertight doors
close all hatches
go to attack speed

like something out of Blakes 7
for those unlucky poor souls not to have seen it
Old 02-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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It was the Borg...trying to assimilate us.
Old 02-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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