Macrumors.com on Safari iOS has hijacking ads

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iSRS, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. iSRS macrumors 6502

    iSRS

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    #1
    So an ad on the Mobile Safari version of the site is hijacking us. Can't scroll past it without being redirected to the App Store with no interaction on my part. Screen shot attached. It's king.com for Candy Crush Soda. Anyone else seeing this?
     

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  2. WissMAN macrumors regular

    WissMAN

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    #2
    I am getting a different sort if high jacking:

    Recently when I click on my mac rumors shortcut on an iPhone6 (with iOS 8.2 or 8.3) a random Apple related YouTube video will start up as if I clicked on a YouTube video link within an article within MacRumors.

    This only happens when I have created a shortcut to the Mac rumors.com website. If I directly type in the URL (to MacRumors.com) the site behaves as expected. If I create a shortcut from that exact same URL (that I typed in) it will get hijacked to a Apple related YouTube video within a day.

    I have had this website and shortcut on my phone for years but the YouTube hijacking is something that is started in the last couple of weeks.

    I have deleted the shortcut several times and re-added it. It behaves as expected for a day or so and then the YouTube hijacking starts occurring. I can see the MacRumors articles for about a half a second before the redirect to YouTube starts.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    #3
    There is a bug in iOS 8 that is causing this. We removed a meta tag on the front page that seems to be triggering this.... But you'll have to reinstall the home screen button for it to "take".

    arn
     
  4. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    This is unfortunately a bit of a cat and mouse game... Those ads aren't allowed but sneak through.

    arn
     
  5. entropi macrumors 6502

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    Since a few weeks ago macrumors forums crashes safari on both iPhone and iPad on iOS 7.1.2. When surfing with adblock in iCab everything is stable.
     
  6. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if you could threaten someone with blacklisting.. this may serve as an incentive to cease the hijacking behavior.
     

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