Author Topic: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.  (Read 8028 times)

Offline Karlton

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The title says it all. My iPad does the same thing, but I havent been able to check with other peoples mobile devices.

Does this problem rest with me or with the boards?

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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 02:22:47 AM »
With the boards.

There are a bunch of other people who have complained about this problem.
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 02:23:40 AM »
This started happening to me today as well, it try to open my google play store and ask to approve the purchase of a game.

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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 03:43:48 AM »
The title says it all. My iPad does the same thing, but I havent been able to check with other peoples mobile devices.

Does this problem rest with me or with the boards?
What problem?
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 03:54:58 AM »
similar thing with my android
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 03:59:00 AM »
The title says it all. My iPad does the same thing, but I havent been able to check with other peoples mobile devices.

Does this problem rest with me or with the boards?
What problem?

A decent porn site would also meet my procrastination needs, but this one is a scam.

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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 04:01:34 AM »
Thank Zeus for this topic. I performed a hard reset on my HTC because I thought it was a virus, which did not help at all.

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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 06:34:41 AM »
My antivirus just blocked me from getting here; it says that the header is connected to a bad URL.
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 07:26:30 AM »
Just got hit as well so to speak. Normally I can poke around on my phone just fine, last night not so much. Kept redirecting through various porn sites. I don't suppose someone kept the affiliate IDs? Maybe call and pose as the user to obtain information, let's bomb them back  :devil
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 07:43:26 AM »
All you people with "smart"phones... my phone avoids this problem by being unable to log onto websites at all!  :p
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 08:37:29 AM »
Does it affect every page? Can you view the index, your profile, or particular threads/boards?
What's the first URL that appears when you're redirected?
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 10:26:14 AM »
Does it affect every page? Can you view the index, your profile, or particular threads/boards?
What's the first URL that appears when you're redirected?
It's everything; even brilliantgameologists.com redirects to another website.

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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 10:32:35 AM »
Ok, on testing it myself, the phone detects a mobile version of the site(normally denoted by the m.whatever in the URL), this then redirects it through to a page which re-redirects it to a pornsite. It's a different site each time.

Prime, you can test using http://www.mobilephoneemulator.com/

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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 11:22:57 AM »
Holy shit... However this doesn't seem like a scam to make money... It seems someone is actually trying to fuck this site over.

I think the quickest way to solve the problem is to try and find someone with a grudge that has the tech know-how to pull something like this.

And then point them to the authorities.
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 11:27:57 AM »
It was happening to me too, but I figured it was a bug with my phone. Good to know it wasn't, it was really confusing me. ;-;

I couldn't even jump to specific threads, by the way.

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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 11:41:11 AM »
Holy shit... However this doesn't seem like a scam to make money... It seems someone is actually trying to fuck this site over.

I think the quickest way to solve the problem is to try and find someone with a grudge that has the tech know-how to pull something like this.

And then point them to the authorities.
Actually, it's a known means of pushing google pagerank up using tricks like these. Just launch an attack that'd pump a lot of hits through unsuspecting victims.
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2012, 02:29:09 PM »
Actually, it's a known means of pushing google pagerank up using tricks like these. Just launch an attack that'd pump a lot of hits through unsuspecting victims.

Yeah, but how many views does this site get per day, especially from mobile viewers?  We only have what, a thousand members, of whom only a couple hundred are active?  Seems like a spammer would be better served targeting a more high profile site. 
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2012, 04:29:14 PM »
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2012, 05:09:59 PM »
Again, I'm getting notifications that the header, as well as some of the icons, are connecting with a malicious URL. Can you look into this?
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Re: Getting redirected to a porn site when logging on from my iPhone.
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2012, 06:30:58 PM »
the header, as well as some of the icons
Could you clarify this?