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Mike1072

Member Since 28 Jan 2005
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In Topic: SHS Suggestions and Problems Thread

04 November 2018 - 12:50 PM

A problem was recently reported at G3 about links to the forums redirecting to an off-site page, either for spam or other malicious purposes.

It matched this account exactly, and by following the suggestions there, I was able to identify and remove the code that was causing the redirects.

The attack appears to be something that was targeted at IPB software, and the behaviour reminded me of something I'd noticed intermittently on SHS:
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While visiting the forums, I've very rarely been redirected to a malicious web page.  Here are screenshots from two separate occasions:
 
https://i.imgur.com/ssuNXWg.png
https://i.imgur.com/kWAhxwC.png
 
The pages play an annoyingly loud alarm sound when they open.
 
I wasn't entirely sure that it was as a result of visiting shsforums.net, but both times I've been loading a page here when it happened.  Last time, I scanned my PC for malware and didn't find any.  My suspicion is that it's being caused by an ad running on the site.
 
Has anyone else encountered the same thing?

I'd suggest checking to see if your forums are afflicted by the same problem.

In Topic: SHS Suggestions and Problems Thread

10 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

I'm using uBlock Origin as well.  Still possible something slipped through.


In Topic: SHS Suggestions and Problems Thread

10 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

Malicious Advertisements

 

While visiting the forums, I've very rarely been redirected to a malicious web page.  Here are screenshots from two separate occasions:

 

https://i.imgur.com/ssuNXWg.png

https://i.imgur.com/kWAhxwC.png

 

The pages play an annoyingly loud alarm sound when they open.

 

I wasn't entirely sure that it was as a result of visiting shsforums.net, but both times I've been loading a page here when it happened.  Last time, I scanned my PC for malware and didn't find any.  My suspicion is that it's being caused by an ad running on the site.

 

Has anyone else encountered the same thing?


In Topic: REPLACE_TEXTUALLY with word sensitive regexp?

09 January 2018 - 08:37 PM

Strange that EXACT_MATCH seems to make WeiDU ignore regexp syntax.

That's the entire purpose of EXACT_MATCH. It's for when you don't want regexp matches.

In Topic: Bug reporting practices discussion

10 November 2017 - 06:10 AM

@Mirandel

Fixes are not all created equally - sometimes a bug has a single straightforward fix, but that's not always the case. If there's a complex bug, and the person trying to fix it is unfamiliar with the code, they may fix it in a suboptimal way (solving one issue but creating others) or the fix might just mask the issue instead of correcting it.

None of this means that having those fixes is bad for players or modders. For players, a potentially working fix is better than no fix at all. For modders, at worst, they get alerted to an issue and at best, they get code already written that fixes the problem perfectly.

I think what CamDawg, jastey, and other modders are upset about is when those fixes are created and nobody tells the mod author. Then the mod author never finds out about the initial issue, can't verify if the fix works, can't include the fix in the official version of the mod, and might have to deal with reports of other issues that are hard to track down if there's anything wrong with the fix.