Odd Safari issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by prechrchet, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. prechrchet macrumors regular

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    When I use Safari (not any other browser) to access http://www.adoptionvoyages.net, I get a warning page telling me that the page I am try to get is unsafe (given that I am the owner of the site in question, I find this to be unlikely, at best).

    It tries to direct me to viagra1.ath.cx. Any idea what the heck is going on?
     
  2. Daphtdazz macrumors member

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    Not quite as it seems...

    Of course you will know that when you updated to Safari 3.2 you gained all the advantages of anti-phishing protection.

    Safari is not linking you to that site, it is linking you to this site:

    http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?tpl=safari&site=viagra1.ath.cx&hl=en-us

    Which tells you about the status of the site as regards malware and trojans etc. It appears that Safari thinks that your site has got some code on it that possibly originated from this site, viagra1.ath.cx, and so is warning you about it. This might mean your site is infected with some crap, about which you'd better do something, or who knows. But the google article is more informative. And I would certainly check your site for unintended code.

    You can switch the phishing protection off in the prefs, if you want to, of course.
     
  3. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    I ran in to this as well last night. Cant remember what site it was. Sound like with the new safari update this will be a common occurrence.

    Now we can surf the web like our winblow brothers:D

    Are these malware and trojan viruses a danger to mac OS X?
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    no, but it's phishing that's the real issue for OS X users.
     
  5. Daphtdazz macrumors member

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    And someone told me once...

    That maybe although macs don't themselves get affected by malware, they could help spread them if one gets on your computer. So if one was inclined to help the unfortunates of the world by not becoming a carrier, and hence a possible spreader, one would be careful when visiting these sites.
     
  6. SonnyCooL macrumors newbie

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    Bro, do u mind i ask, how u solve it ? cause it happen to my club site but is very hard for me to find the code cause is IPB forum base ...

    Thanks
     
  7. prechrchet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually...

    I didn't, really. What I did was turn off the warning setting in the preferences, which does the trick, but doesn't solve the problem.
     
  8. SonnyCooL macrumors newbie

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    thanks ...
    finally found the source, it write under my IPB wrapper ...

    source look like this (wish it can help) :
     

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