[menog] strange redirect with news site
jim at reptiles.org
Tue Jul 21 19:30:29 GMT 2009
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 11:40:51AM -0400, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> On Jul 21, 2009, at 11:00 AM, Richard Barnes wrote:
> >I can confirm that the same thing is happening from the US (Maryland).
> >I got the same redirect after clicking the one Ha'aretz link on the
> >front page of news.google.ca (the second or third time), but haven't
> >been able to observe it since to collect any more information.
whew. i was starting to think maybe i had a local problem.
> I cannot confirm this. However, it is quite possible that malware was
> installed on the site by a bot; that
> will definitely trigger these google warnings.
note: i didn't get any warnings from google, or anything for that matter.
i had a private email from the provider for the newspaper, and provided him
with the URLs (from my history) for the site redirected to.
i do note that on the newspaper page, there are ads via googlesense, but also
some ads by another firm. i suggested that something might have been
embedded in the ads.
> >On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Jim Mercer<jim at reptiles.org> wrote:
> >>political issues aside,
> >>when cruising news using http://news.google.ca, i occasion upon
> >>stories at http://www.haaretz.com
> >>several times now, even though the google news URL is for www.haaretz.com
> >>i find myself redirected to some scammer website "your PC may be
> >>with a virus, scan now?"
> >>not just as a pop-up, but an actual full redirect of the news page.
> >>doesn't seem to happen the second time i access the link from
> >>dunno if anyone here has contacts with haaretz.com, but this has
> >>the potential
> >>to infect PCs.
> >>Jim Mercer jim at reptiles.org +971 55 410-5633
> >>"I'm Prime Minister of Canada, I live here and I'm going to take a
> >> - Lester Pearson in 1967, during a meeting between himself and
> >> President Lyndon Johnson, whose Secret Service detail had taken
> >> Pearson's cottage retreat. At one point, a Johnson guard asked
> >> Pearson, "Who are you and where are you going?"
Jim Mercer jim at reptiles.org +971 55 410-5633
"I'm Prime Minister of Canada, I live here and I'm going to take a leak."
- Lester Pearson in 1967, during a meeting between himself and
President Lyndon Johnson, whose Secret Service detail had taken over
Pearson's cottage retreat. At one point, a Johnson guard asked
Pearson, "Who are you and where are you going?"
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