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by gotitbro
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Cryptojacking

Top Cryptojackers are video streaming websites, and they do not use CoinHive Yes, the first time I noticed a cryptojacking script (Coinhive) was on a video streaming site that was before adblockers started blocking them. While it is true that most of the sites are using their own self hosted soluti...
by gotitbro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?

An interesting article on whether other browsers should use Google's Better Ads list of sites for adblocking and what entails now that Chrome has already done so.

https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/google-adblocking-competition
by gotitbro
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?

Thanks uname for sharing this informative article https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-adblocker . Chrome's adblocker can be turned off but its a bit confusing. You have to choose " Allow " instead of the default " Block " on the setting " Block if site tends to show intrusive ads ". The list of sites...
by gotitbro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblock Memes
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Adblock Memes

https://i.imgur.com/OraPyM9.jpg Adblock in real life? I wonder how far away from reality that might be. Source: https://pikabu.ru/story/vse_pravilno_sdelal_2901366 (Might not be the actual source but seems to be the oldest) H/T: https://www.reddit.com/r/ANormalDayInRussia/comments/7ja75i/adblock_is_...
by gotitbro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblock Memes
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Adblock Memes

https://i.imgur.com/h59C4xj.gif Looks like a good enough explanation to me... Context: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Hawaii_false_missile_alert Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/7qrej8/real_screenshot_from_hawaii_warning_system_actual/ H/T: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny...
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google's plan to block some ads has ad-tech companies scrambling
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Google's plan to block some ads has ad-tech companies scrambling

Well I guess I wasn't much wrong about Google's adblocker https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/17/google-chrome-ad-blocking-reactions.html . The members of the Coalition for Better Ads themselves say Google had much influence in what standards were set. Oh and Google carried out the research for determining...
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?

So this is how Chrome's adblocker works: Google periodically checks websites for ad violations against the Better Ads Standards and sends a notice to those who fail them. If the site does not fix the ads within 30 days of receiving the notice Chrome blocks all ads on the site. When a Chrome user vis...
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google Chrome’s native ad-blocking begins on February 15, 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Google Chrome’s native ad-blocking begins on February 15, 2018

@-Mark- You can block ads on Chrome on mobile?
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Google Images has removed View Image button
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: Google Images has removed View Image button

Don't understand why are people making a big deal out of this. That might be because earlier if you clicked " open image in a new tab " on an image (https://i.imgur.com/49BQmjU.jpg) it would load the cached version from Google. And to view the original image file you had to use the "view image" but...
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblock Memes
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Adblock Memes

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

Well something doesn't seem quite right.

Source: http://donthitsave.com/comic/2018/02/16/google-chrome-blocks-annoying-ads
H/T: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/7xzh2a/sweet_google_chrome_is_blocking_annoying_ads/
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Google Images has removed View Image button
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: Google Images has removed View Image button

Also, Google now loads the image directly from the website when you search instead of its own cache. So your info (IP, referrer etc.) are sent to the website without you even visiting it. These changes don't seem so good to me. https://www.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/7xvdkk/google_removed_th...
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Google Images has removed View Image button
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Google Images has removed View Image button

Google recently removed the " View Image " button from Google Images . So when you open an image on Google Images you won't be able to view it in its full size and to do that you will have to visit the website with their ads tracking etc. and find it on the page itself. As can be seen it is a whole ...
by gotitbro
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?

@-Mark-
It isn't in my browser version yet.

So, if it won't do anything should it be turned off or be left as is?

I meant since it would be happening on the browser level can it block popups and the like that adblockers can't much effectively?
by gotitbro
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?

Has anyone tried out Google Chrome's adblocker? I think it was supposed to be released by now but I don't see it in the stable release. I have a few questions about it: Does Chrome show which ads have been blocked? (Like in the console or in the address bar) Does it work along nicely with current ad...
by gotitbro
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Cryptojacking

I highly doubt those websites getting hacked so easily. Looking at the news many of these hacked websites are being infected via compromised plugins (especially on Wordpress) and scripts. It seems like it is not the hacking that has increased but that the hackers have found an easy way to monetize ...
by gotitbro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

More limitations on WHOIS can be seen following the above events. DENIC the German domain registry now requires you to fill out a form stating your purpose before you can see the registrant details of domains. Earlier it only required you to solve a CAPTCHA to see the data. Looks like the WHOIS chan...
by gotitbro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Cryptojacking

Even government websites have been hacked and injected with Coinhive Govt. websites of US, UK, Australia that were using the text-to-speech plugin Browsealoud were injected with the Coinhive cryptojacker. The Browsealoud plugin was hacked and and cryptojacking code was added to its JS files. So any ...
by gotitbro
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Cryptojacking

Someone tried to inject Coinhive in iTunes by putting the cryptojacking script in podcast names. Wonder how it got past Apple's security checks. Its not working, i.e., it does not mine/activate Coinhive but here is the podcast with the cryptojacking podcast names: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast...
by gotitbro
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

Like the vibrating ads on mobiles. Why was that API even allowed? The only use I ever encountered was by the malicious ads. Update (2) (2018-02-07): Firefox and Brave seem to be affected by this bug as well (both vendors were informed). Firefox and Brave are affected as well according to their updat...
by gotitbro
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: How and Why Scam Call Centers Work
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: How and Why Scam Call Centers Work

eclark Calls from Toll-free numbers are most likely scams or for telemarketing. No need to pick them up. If the Caller ID displays an incorrect area code or phone number or doesn't display the number at all. It is most likely a scam as well. A good thing to do is register with the Do Not Call regis...
by gotitbro
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

This is what I meant by WHOIS masking and I know GoDaddy has been doing it for some years now hence my next line " GoDaddy was already only showing the name of the registrant ". Hiding even the name of the registrant via asterisks is new. I was wrong. Looks like GoDaddy began limiting/masking WHOIS...
by gotitbro
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: How and Why Scam Call Centers Work
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: How and Why Scam Call Centers Work

The guys from the Reply All podcast actually tracked down a company running a call center scam operation. They even went to India to meet these guys. The company was apparently raking in about $2 million a year and of course the employees were being measly salaries (as also reported in the Guardian ...
by gotitbro
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

Lanik What I meant is this https://www.whois.com/whois/7hops.com . This domain is not using WHOIS Privacy and as be seen the name is clearly masked ( ******** ******** ). The WHOIS info by GoDaddy was already limited but this masking is new. GoDaddy is also going strict on who is allowed full Port ...
by gotitbro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

Lanik wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:29 am
Thanks for the lesson on WHOIS you do know I run a website right? It's a forum, you might of heard of it. :mrgreen:
Sorry if it came of that way. I was just making sure that I was being clear.
by gotitbro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

Lanik wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:29 am
Google has very little public info: https://domains.google.com/registrar?s= ... .com&chp=w
It shows the full WHOIS record. Not sure what you mean by "very little public info".
by gotitbro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

Lanik Do you mean WHOIS privacy? I meant that they limit and mask the information in Port 43 WHOIS lookups. Like for example the domain bmobile.com if you do a public WHOIS query on it (through CLI or a website like whois.com ) this is what you get: Domain Name: bmobile.com Registrar URL: http://ww...
by gotitbro
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

The results of ICANN not enforcing WHOIS compliance can already be seen. GoDaddy has starting masking WHOIS registration details of its customers through the public Port 43 lookup . Details such as name, e-mail, phone number are hidden ( Registrant, Admin and Tech contact data ) when a domain is loo...
by gotitbro
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: What will Google's ad filter actually block ?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: What will Google's ad filter actually block ?

I am waiting for it to launch. Would like to see if its more effective than an extension or if it can work alongside adblocking extensions.

I hope it can be disabled, in case causes any problem with the adblock extensions.
by gotitbro
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Cryptojacking

@-Mark- Yes, I meant the ads served by Google/Doubleclick not ads of Google itself. Should've used better phrasing.
by gotitbro
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 16
Views: 859

Re: Cryptojacking

So even ads are now serving crypto-mining JavaScript. We have heard websites implement or being hacked to crypto-mine, this being done through ads seems to be fairly new. Google ads on YouTube were caught serving Coinhive JS to mine cryptocurrency. Google says they have fixed the issue but it seems ...