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"Congratulation..." popup / forwarding in MacRumors forum

Patrick P

macrumors member
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Dec 5, 2016
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hey guys,

I'm experiencing some heavy issues when surfing (only!) the MacRumors forum with my iPhone 6 on PB1.
Every minute I get forwarded to a "google congratulations... you won" scam site. Even deleting the safari cache in settings didn't work. The problem is that the scam site reloads multiple times automatically so that the backwards button doesn't help.

Is it a security problem on MacRumors? I really have this problem only here. Also not on my Macbook only in the iPhone. Maybe its because the adblockers doesn't work anymore. But that is no normal commercial I guess?

Do you have a solution?
PS: I don't have a jailbreak
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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hey guys,

I'm experiencing some heavy issues when surfing (only!) the MacRumors forum with my iPhone 6 on PB1.
Every minute I get forwarded to a "google congratulations... you won" scam site. Even deleting the safari cache in settings didn't work. The problem is that the scam site reloads multiple times automatically so that the backwards button doesn't help.

Is it a security problem on MacRumors? I really have this problem only here. Also not on my Macbook only in the iPhone. Maybe its because the adblockers doesn't work anymore. But that is no normal commercial I guess?

Do you have a solution?
PS: I don't have a jailbreak

You can post your concern here:

https://forums.macrumors.com/forums/site-and-forum-feedback.66/
 
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VSG

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Aug 9, 2014
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Im also from Germany
I did a test and can confirm those bad ads are still here.

I sent an analysis and a demo-video to the Macrumors-staff in charge. Hopefully this will get sorted out shortly.
 
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