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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:58 pm Reply with quote
For the last day or so, every time I visit the site, the homepage redirects to some sort of Verizon-branded "you've won a contest!" phishing site after a few seconds. As far as I'm aware my system is clean, as this is the only site causing the issue. I'll try clearing out the site cookies to see if that does anything, though I'd assume it won't.
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Dan42
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:29 pm Reply with quote
It's difficult to diagnose this since no technical information was provided (via the "Report a Problem" link). But I tried disabling one of the ad networks. Does that fix the issue?
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:53 pm Reply with quote
Seems like it's stopped, at least for the moment. And yeah, I know it's a hard one to diagnose, but when it was happening I wouldn't have been able to report it, as the entire page redirected after just a second or two.
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Tempest
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:28 pm Reply with quote
Thanks for reporting this in whatever fashion you could. Seems like we were able to resolve the issue.

FYI, you can use the report a problem feature to report a problem with a page you visited previously. So on any page where the problem doesn't occur, you can start the process to report it.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:23 pm Reply with quote
Got it again on mobile. I sent a report, but unfortunately I wasn't able to figure out exactly which tab had the redirect occur, so I couldn't lock down a particular page.
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