AppleInsider.com hacked? According to Safari Beta 4, yes it is

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  1. iPhonePhan macrumors regular

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    Just visited the AppleInsider.com website using Safari 4 Beta and I keep getting alerted to it being a malicious website.

    Is anyone else seeing this? Has AppleInsider.com been hacked?

    How can we notify AppleInsider folks to take a look into it?

    :confused:
     
  2. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

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    It is working here, nothing wrong so far.
     
  3. Tesselator macrumors 601

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  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    As the dialog box states it is for a different site than appleinsider.com

    http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?name=qweoixiczoiuwq.com

    It could either be an ad on the Appleinsider website or you may have another problem and might want to check your dns entries to check that you are not being re-routed to a different page.
     
  5. iPhonePhan thread starter macrumors regular

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    DNS checked, nothing odd there. I also socks proxied all my traffic to my office's network and still got the same.

    The thing is, it doesn't happen everytime I visit, just sometimes.

    I think someone's theory about the ads being malicious may be true. I was reading about attackers using malicious ads to compromise computers visiting high-ranking, legit sites. I still think AppleInsider should be made aware of the situation. :(
     
  6. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    Most likely a rogue advertisement on their site. I've had this occur on other, perfectly fine, sites that had advertisements.
     

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