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    Site security issue

    In the past few days, when I browsed Central, my antivirus would sometimes block access to a dangerous website:

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    I had no other windows or tabs open, so I'm pretty sure it's an ad or something on Central that is trying to open up this dangerous website. Whatever it is, it probably won't get past most people's antivirus programs, but it's still concerning. @Jester ?
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    Re: Site security issue

    i don't use antivirus at all , i use harden fire fox and it never even had a chance to pop up , but so you know some things may be attached to your pc as well and pop up when you go online.Do some scans runs and clean up your cookies .
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    Re: Site security issue

    Sometimes when I click on the website I get pop-up to scam websites. I use a lot of "shady" websites to watch films online so it doesn't really bother me I just X out of them. It is weird that it happens on Pirate101 too. I could have a virus, sure, that's why I didn't mention anything - I'm not the most security savvy. But it also happens on my phone. And it ONLY happens on this website (barring the shady ones).



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    Re: Site security issue

    I would use uBlock Origin to browse this site (and the internet in general). This site's lack of https is concerning, as well.



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    Re: Site security issue

    Hey @Jester

    I wanted to mention that I've been having this issue for quite some time as well. It occurs both on my home computer and on my work computer at KingsIsle.

    Weird things that have happened when on the site:
    • It'll redirect me off-site
    • It'll redirect people I've sent links to
    • My antivirus will tell me the site is malicious
    • I get antivirus notifications that it'll block pings from a particular IP when on this site


    I haven't noticed anything weird on Wizard101 Central, but it might be something you should look into.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Site security issue

    Same here, only I just now actually had two "stream all" sites pop up in separate tabs. Normally I get two Google search engines popping up when I start to scroll down. It's only here on Pirate101 Central as I haven't had it show up on Wizard101 Central (yet). I had two more sites pop up as well in separate tabs when I clicked back into the box to fix a typo I noticed. It's been happening to me for a few days now on Chrome (only one I use) @Jester if that helps narrow anything down.



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    Re: Site security issue

    I've been getting redirected for sometime now and only when i log onto this site. Not when i log onto wiz central.



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    Re: Site security issue

    it's probably because the connection isn't secure (HTTPS isn't enabled). all modern browsers warn against this because it exposes all the information you send it to anyone on your network who wants to see it. this is usually only a problem when using public networks, because anyone can connect and view network activity. so be aware that if you log in using a public network, information like your password should be assumed to be publicly available to anyone.

    this is the same for wizard101 central.
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    Re: Site security issue

    On my phone I frequently get redirected to new tabs regarding Delopen advertisements simply by clicking anything [i.e someones thread] on this site. This has only started happening within the past month. I am tempted to download an ad-block for my phone.

    My PC is quite fine. Like Varys, I use U-Block origin too [this is absolutely free, and you only need to include it as an extension in chrome]. U-Block is great because a lot of sites can not detect it and force me to turn of ad-block to view content. So far nothing dodgy has happened when I visit central on my PC. For security, I use trend-micro, but Malware Bytes [the free version] is another alternative I recommend.

    And yes, be careful on here since we have no HTTPS.





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    Re: Site security issue

    I may be alone in this but I've never had any of the issues presented in this thread with any of the Central fansites, including Fusion Fall Central back when that was still around. The browsers I primarily use are Avast SecureLine and Google Chrome. This is true for both PC and Mobile.
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