Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

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Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by hiddikel » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:25 pm

Hi.

I've gotten 2 browser hijacking pop ups while looking at bartertown today.

The ones that open a new tab and inform me just how infected my mobile device is.


You should probably check out your adds or whatever it is you gotta do. I forgot to screenshot it before killing the process.
I believe it proper and respectful to answer all private messages, even if it is to simply say "no thanks" or "not interested"

I am currently shipping on Friday/Saturday.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by MagickalMemories » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:45 pm

It's not us. It's the mobile browsing.
You'll see that a lot when browsing on your phone. Especially if you visit sites with... adult content...

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I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by hiddikel » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:50 pm

While I'm not going to dispute having watched scantily clad women in compromising positions on my phone, it is literally only this site that has now given me 4 popups in 2 weeks.

I've also run virus checks and scans since posting this, and not not been to questionable sites since you mentioned it.

https://imgur.com/a/nqHCq


This just happened.
I believe it proper and respectful to answer all private messages, even if it is to simply say "no thanks" or "not interested"

I am currently shipping on Friday/Saturday.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by chryzes » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:33 pm

Also having this problem. First noticed it on Monday. It appears when I visit BTown through Facebook and Gmail clients as well.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by MagickalMemories » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:16 pm

The operative words here are "mobile browser."
It's not us. It's you.
We were very recently scanned and are clean.


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I think what this situation needs is some imagination.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by akum » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:22 pm

I use chrome for phones, all the updates. Dont check out the naughty sites. I ONLY get highjacked on bartertown. you guys are missing something.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by starslayer » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:31 pm

Happens to me too....only when I check Bartertown on my phone. Strange.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by shrimpchips » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:11 pm

Also have a problem with this and it is recent. Only this site.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by hiddikel » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:18 pm

I understand it isn't your site. It does seem to be affecting multiple people and only this site making me think that there is something here.

My suggestion is that it might be one of your advertisers/ banner adds that has been infected and is pushing to people's mobile browsers.

I know imgur had the same problem recently.
I believe it proper and respectful to answer all private messages, even if it is to simply say "no thanks" or "not interested"

I am currently shipping on Friday/Saturday.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by jason1977 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:25 pm

My phone gets redirected all the time on Btown and Bell. I do visit....questionable sites. I no longer do Btown on my phone and I walked away from Bell. When I'm on the computer I have no issues with Btown. Minus my other post.
In an act of kindness and respect, please respond to PMs one way or the other with in a timely manner.
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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by Tyrius » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:45 pm

I also have this and its only when coming to BTOWN. I view all sorts of pages from my phone and it only happens on BTOWN and it only started within last couple of days.
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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by starslayer » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Its Bartertown. Something is being overlooked. Its only this site on my cell. Not casting blame, but something is definitely there.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by Karyle » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:59 pm

I access the site through the Tapatalk app on my phone, haven't had an issue
I always trade using standard Bartertown practices (i.e., traders with a lower Trader Rating ship their items first, unless other mutually agreeable terms are reached).
I always ship items using USPS, and I always ship using Delivery Confirmation. You should, too.

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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by jason1977 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:16 am

Those getting jacked...who is your internet provider?? Who is your cell provider??

I'm Charter and At&T

It may not be related but I'm not tecky.
In an act of kindness and respect, please respond to PMs one way or the other with in a timely manner.
Im sorry but I do not ship outside the US.
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Re: Mobile browser hijacks from bartertown

Post by hiddikel » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:20 am

After a bit of trial and error. 3 times it's happened to me it was a "wargamers cave" advert at the top of the page as seen I'm the picture linked above. It just happened again.

That's probably the hijacked ad that's *edit* with your site.
I believe it proper and respectful to answer all private messages, even if it is to simply say "no thanks" or "not interested"

I am currently shipping on Friday/Saturday.

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