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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:10 AM

Bogus I Phone Pop Up ad Appearing You May Be Hacked

Last edited Sun Aug 11, 2019, 07:06 AM - Edit history (1)

A bogus pop-up ad directed at I-phone users and purporting to be from Amazon and offering free $1000 gift cards has popped up on my screen while browsing through DU. Some little cherub may have hacked their way past your safeguards. Spoiling said personís phishing would make a fine start to this Sunday morning as well as being a good deed.

I apologize for posting this here, but I couldnít think of another way to contact DUís administrators.

Sincerely,

VG

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Reply Bogus I Phone Pop Up ad Appearing You May Be Hacked (Original post)
Vogon_Glory Aug 2019 OP
Lochloosa Aug 2019 #1
Vogon_Glory Aug 2019 #5
TEB Aug 2019 #2
N_E_1 for Tennis Aug 2019 #3
WestMichRad Aug 2019 #4
canetoad Aug 2019 #7
Thav Aug 2019 #6

Response to Vogon_Glory (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:33 AM

1. Might want to fix the "FU".

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 07:06 AM

5. Done n/t

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:43 AM

2. I use norton ad block

Out of App Store you search for content block in looking for it.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:45 AM

3. That's the first time?...

Happens on my iPad a lot...never had it happen here usually at GoComics or CNN...I just close that tab open another and get on with it.

Not a DU site problem. Ad blockers work.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 05:58 AM

4. Plaguing my iPhone too

I do use an ad blocker, but this began late yesterday and still today I cannot access DU with the iPhone.

FU is certainly my sentiment to whoever imposed this crap on us.

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Response to WestMichRad (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 01:44 AM

7. I'm on a desktop computer right now

But for the last couple of days my iPad wants to update the OS. Haven't done it yet. Are the update and the increased ads a coincidence?

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 07:16 AM

6. Popup ads from ad networks.

I see them on other sites as well, and they're not phone brand specific (I use android).

Theyr'e annoying as heck. And people wonder why adblock is so popular. Ads have been a vector for malicious software, viruses, and some have been highly disruptive to content on sites.

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