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Good evening.
Congratulations for all the work you've done here and the time spent each day. . . . .
 
Many times in the last two weeks when i click the site from google it will redirect me first in other promotional sites. From porn to betting and so on. Is this normal.? I think you should know.

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Good evening.
Congratulations for all the work you've done here and the time spent each day. . . . .
 
Many times in the last two weeks when i click the site from google it will redirect me first in other promotional sites. From porn to betting and so on. Is this normal.? I think you should know.

 

It's related to the forum. Working on a fix for it. I was talked into this software by the previous web developer and it has not lived up to my expectations. It's also unsecure which is why that problem currently exists

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What happened to the mobile version of the site? I can't get it to show. I see the button at the bottom of the page to use it but clicking it doesn't seem to do anything. Could it be an issue with media queries? The issue seems to only be in the forums. The mobile version of the homepage is working.

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It's related to the forum. Working on a fix for it. I was talked into this software by the previous web developer and it has not lived up to my expectations. It's also unsecure which is why that problem currently exists

Thanks for your quick response Darin.

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I am constantly being redirected to 'URL4SHORT.INFO' website which I've googled and apparently it's a problem your end???

I'm no expert so if I'm wrong I apologise, but I browse the forums mainly on an iPad which is when it's happening and again...apparently an iPad cannot be infected with a virus/malware!!!????

Just for your info Darin, once I reload it a second time it's fine.....but it happens every time I click on the forum site for the first time only.

Leave it with you if you're already aware of these issues

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I am constantly being redirected to 'URL4SHORT.INFO' website which I've googled and apparently it's a problem your end???

I'm no expert so if I'm wrong I apologise, but I browse the forums mainly on an iPad which is when it's happening and again...apparently an iPad cannot be infected with a virus/malware!!!????

Just for your info Darin, once I reload it a second time it's fine.....but it happens every time I click on the forum site for the first time only.

Leave it with you if you're already aware of these issues

 

Are the re-directs happening when you try to do a google search ?  My web dev is going to fix it, but in the meantime if you just go direct to http://www.isrtv.com/forums you shouldn't encounter that url4short garbage. 

 

Sorry bout that.. It's the nature of the beast having a public internet site. 

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Are the re-directs happening when you try to do a google search ?  My web dev is going to fix it, but in the meantime if you just go direct to http://www.isrtv.com/forums you shouldn't encounter that url4short garbage. 

 

Sorry bout that.. It's the nature of the beast having a public internet site.

Yes buddy.......I've done what you said already......bookmarked the site and go direct now rather than the usual google avenue.

No problem, was just keeping you informed of issues :)

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mac oses can and have been infected millions of times....

It's not black and white like windows though is it?? My mate is a computer engineer and he said virus's cannot be written for Mac operating systems, but malware CAN affect them!!!

No idea myself!!

Just going on what I read and have been told!

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well i hate to tell your computer engineer to go back to school but yes they can and have been, it is true its harder to make virus's for them but there is NO computer that is virus proof...think about it a virus is just code and computers run code....

 

edit: found this

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/macs/can-macs-get-viruses.htm

and this

http://www.zdnet.com/article/macs-vulnerable-to-virtually-undetectable-virus-that-cant-be-removed/

and this

http://www.techspot.com/news/51689-new-mac-virus-skirts-gatekeeper-initiates-creepy-reverse-shell-connection.html

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It's not black and white like windows though is it?? My mate is a computer engineer and he said virus's cannot be written for Mac operating systems, but malware CAN affect them!!!

No idea myself!!

Just going on what I read and have been told!

Either you didn't understand your buddy or your buddy doesn't know what s/he's talking about. While it is arguably harder to "move about" (in the event someone *does* manage to break into an iOS device) it, like ALL computers that are attached to the internet *can* be infected. Safari (the web browser on iOS devices and the default one on OS X) has a long history of not being particularly secure.

 

Your friend is correct (and probably what they are saying or repeating in stereo-typical fashion) is that a) Apple devices have tended to experience fewer exploits over the years and B) iOS devices are particularly well suited when it comes to mitigating attacks. But immune to exploits they are not.

 

I'm particularly interested in two things (that have nothing to do with Apple products and there proclivity or lack thereof when it comes to exploitation):

 

1) EXACTLY where you guys think you are (when you think you're using google as a jumping off point to reach isrtv.com);

2) What you entered into this google web site and what search result you got from that;

3) What the various URLs were along the way.

 

IF Darin's actual site was infected I'd be inclined to think (know would be more accurate, but I'm early in thinking about this) that regardless of how one arrived at isrtv.com that they would encounter the redirection AFTER that point (not before / on the way).

 

If anyone can repeat the conditions please share your findings (and !BE (detailed and) SPECIFIC!, when doing so).

 

I haven't read anything thus far (in this thread) that would lead me to believe that isrtv.com itself has been owned (though bbs products, especially those that are not kept up to date, have a long history of being easy targets for just that).

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I spun up a locked down instance of Firefox (i.e., no javascript and all of the knobs turned to "no" ... and a few other tricks ... easier than messing with curl) and ran over to the googles and looked up this link shortener / re-director scum site you fellows cited. EVERYTHING I found points NOT to the notion that isrtv.com has been "hacked". Rather, there are CLEAR indications that YOU (i.e., those that are experiencing the redirection) have been hacked (which I frankly find far more plausible in the first place).

 

If anyone is still experiencing the redirection condition(s) noted above... please answer the following questions:

 

1) What browser were you using when it happened (i.e., Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, Opera, don't know, etc.)?

2) What OS was that browser running atop (iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, etc.)?

3) If not an iOS device (for #2), what permissions does the user account (that you signed in as) have (please don't say admin or root unless you know what the numbers 6 4 0 mean)?

 

Then, if you can muster the following...

 

Disable JavaScript in that same browser on that same machine and try to repeat the condition. Still active?

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