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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby CBBB » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:53 am

kurupetos wrote:
CBBB wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
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Cap wrote:What have we 'infidels' done this time? :lol:


Allahu Akbar!

:shock: Some mussel* hacked CBBB's id!

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Molluscs to you too!

Last time I used the 'm-word' I was banned! :lol:


You were rude to bi's (valves, that is)?
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby Get Real! » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:19 am

kurupetos wrote:Last time I used the 'm-word' I was banned! :lol:

:shock: That’s pretty harsh! Admin should’ve taken into consideration your diminished responsibility!
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby Sotos » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:53 pm

From Cyprus-Mail
A GLITCH emerged on a number of Cypriot websites today when users received a warning that the sites were unsafe and there was serious risk of downloading malware.

CyTA said any computers receiving the message should clear their caches and cookies as the phenomenon was being caused by a virus, which was affecting connections. It said the sites were clean and did not contain malware. “It is a false message caused by a virus,” a CyTA technician said.

The problem surfaced on many local news sites, including the Cyprus Mail, Politis, Phileleftheors, Sigmalive, CyBC and Stockwatch among others, particularly when the sites were accessed through Google Chrome.

It was possible to access some of the sites, but not all, using Internet Explorer instead of Chrome.

One of the affected sites, sigmalive.com, claimed what happened was a glitch and that it was safe to bypass the warning and proceed to the sites as they did not contain malware. Either that or users could just type the site’s URL into the address bar.

Other Cypriot sites such as the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Cyprus Airways, CyTA and the government’s web portal did not display the malware messages when accessed.

:roll: The CyTA technician is clueless. This is not caused by a virus on users computers. My guess is that they all added certain ad(s) which contain malicious code. Here is the report for cyprus-mail: http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diag ... -mail.com/ All other websites have similar reports. Instead of blaming the computers of their users they should find the code that causes the problem, remove it, and then request a review on their websites to have them removed from the blacklist.
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby Sotos » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:01 pm

To those who ran websites: Never add any code to your website if you don't trust 100% the source of the code. Code, including ad code, that is made of flash, javascript or is in an iframe can contain malicious code to track or harm your users. If you want to have an ad for another website then don't accept to be given the ad code from others unless it is just plain HTML ... like an image with a plain link. If the ad code contains javascript, flash etc then your website could be used by those who wrote the code for malicious purposes!!
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby Get Real! » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:23 pm

Yeah, and especially steer clear from Sotosware… :lol:
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:40 pm

Isn't it always a good idea to run any newly-built site through verification before publication...???

Aren't there applications around that can be used for verification, to pick up on probs...???
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby kurupetos » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:37 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Isn't it always a good idea to run any newly-built site through verification before publication...???

Aren't there applications around that can be used for verification, to pick up on probs...???

No, we use the British system. :evil:
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby Sotos » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:23 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Isn't it always a good idea to run any newly-built site through verification before publication...???

Aren't there applications around that can be used for verification, to pick up on probs...???


What you are talking about is validation but that is irrelevant to this. Here we are not talking about some mistake in the coding of the website. That wouldn't cause any harm... at most the website would appear broken in some way. Here we are talking about intentionally malicious code that somebody added on the website. Very often this code is not added by the people that own the website. The malicious code can be added by hackers who hacked the website and added the code but most often it is included in ads that the website is given to display. It is more complicated than this but I am just giving you the simplified version ;)
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:02 pm

Sotos wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:Isn't it always a good idea to run any newly-built site through verification before publication...???

Aren't there applications around that can be used for verification, to pick up on probs...???


What you are talking about is validation but that is irrelevant to this. Here we are not talking about some mistake in the coding of the website. That wouldn't cause any harm... at most the website would appear broken in some way. Here we are talking about intentionally malicious code that somebody added on the website. Very often this code is not added by the people that own the website. The malicious code can be added by hackers who hacked the website and added the code but most often it is included in ads that the website is given to display. It is more complicated than this but I am just giving you the simplified version ;)


Ok ... understood.
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Re: Many Websites Hosted in Cyprus listed as Malicious

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:18 pm

More and more frequently, McAfee blocks content from CF for me - with a warning to unblock only if I know it's a safe site.
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