Disturbing Safari Experience

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by excalibur313, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    Okay I just had a really weird experience. I was using safari (fully updated, tiger) and my home page is wikipedia. When I went, there was this huge pornographic picture. When I go back now or use a different browser I don't see it but instead a normal sized picture of a dolphin. Why the hell did that happen?

    Actually when I visit I see this red font overlapping some other font that says treecutoff.jpg. I wonder if that is the file... So maybe wikipedia was hacked.
     
  2. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Wikipedia is notorious for having miscreants editing in obscene items. It's more likely than your Macintosh having spyware. I'm fairly certain it's not a matter of wikipedia being "hacked," however.

    Just a miscreant playing a joke because, you know, it's the Internet. Thus a case can always be made for about:blank. As a matter of curiosity, what URL is your default homepage set to? If it's http://www.wikipedia.org, then there may be a problem, but if it's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page then it's more than likely a miscreant.
     
  3. excalibur313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh okay that makes a lot of sense. I was on en.wikipedia.org. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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