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by gotitbro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Ever been scammed by an ad?
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Ever been scammed by an ad?

I was when trying to download uTorrent of all things clicked the wrong button, didn't realize that and ended up infecting my PC, have never looked back from an adblocker since. Someone in my family was about to fall over for the you have won an iPhone/S9 etc. thing. They were about to handover their...
by gotitbro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Opera Adblock commercial
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Opera Adblock commercial

Just came across this ad from Opera about adblocking in their mobile browser Opera Mini.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=154oyOxjR8c

Funny little ad (in reality though many pages do end broken on Opera Mini).
by gotitbro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: EasyList Subscriptions
Topic: Discord server
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Discord server

A discord server would be nice especially if it can be embedded here onto the forums and other places. So as to let people know it exists.
by gotitbro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Lanik.us
Topic: CloudFlare error
Replies: 0
Views: 561

CloudFlare error

I have been getting this Cloudflare error for the past day intermittently that the website is down (able to access after a few seconds).

Anyone else facing this issue?
by gotitbro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: MikroTik routers infected with Coinhive
Replies: 0
Views: 65

MikroTik routers infected with Coinhive

Many MikroTik have been hacked and been installed with Coinhive (cryptocurrency [Monero] miner) code. The vulnerability was fixed with a patch this April but many have not installed it yet especially ISPs. If you have a MikroTik router you should definitely clean and patch it (cryptocurrency can rui...
by gotitbro
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Who owns Adblock (Chrome)?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Who owns Adblock (Chrome)?

smed79 I just refer to them as Adblock and ABP otherwise it gets very confusing :[ Lanik You're right about that. Most are registered are Delaware I was just pointing it out (Texas is a weird choice but they probably did it because they already had a company there.) Guess I was wrong about Betafish...
by gotitbro
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Who owns Adblock (Chrome)?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Who owns Adblock (Chrome)?

There isn't a lot of clarity on who owns the Adblock application which also recently acquired ublock.org. Michael Gundlach sold the site sometime back but there was not much clarity on who it was sold to. Development seems to have mostly died in recent times with no new features being added and the ...
by gotitbro
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Lanik.us
Topic: New Portuguese subforum
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: New Portuguese subforum

@diaux Oh, I thought it did. es and pt websites probably just use the same ad networks.

@Lanik @mediumkreation I also see that an "Indian List" subforum has been created as well. Any reason for that? I guess this would also be the first country based list.
by gotitbro
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Chrome Browser
Topic: Chrome is 10 years old
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Chrome is 10 years old

-Mark- wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 am
Google turned 20 too.
I wonder why they celebrate Google's birthday on 27th September though (company was founded on 4th September).
by gotitbro
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Chrome Browser
Topic: Chrome is 10 years old
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Chrome is 10 years old

So, Google Chrome finally celebrated its 10 year anniversary on September 2, 2018. As many flaws it may have its still one of the best browsers out there today and I'm glad to hear this news. There's a reason most people use it and its still holding its strong position , unlike previous dominant bro...
by gotitbro
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Lanik.us
Topic: New Portuguese subforum
Replies: 6
Views: 961

New Portuguese subforum

So, I just noticed that a new sub-forum for Portuguese filters has been created: https://forums.lanik.us/viewforum.php?f=109 I thought both Spanish/Portuguese filters were included in " EasyList Spanish ". Any reason for creating a new sub-forum for Portuguese: "EasyList Portuguese"? Is this a new s...
by gotitbro
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Numbering systems around the world
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Numbering systems around the world

Recently came upon a fascinating video in which numbering systems across the world are discussed. An interesting watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4bmZ1gRqCc Details: Title: 58 and other Confusing Numbers Channel: Numberphile Description: Tom Scott on numbers and linguistics - a discussion wit...
by gotitbro
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Lanik.us
Topic: mail.ru is not accepted for registration
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: mail.ru is not accepted for registration

It doesn't as just about anyone can sign up for free VoIP service and get a phone number. Better yet some services such as Yahoo only need your phone number for account recovery. Which means just about anything goes. I see. I thought they didn't allow VoIP numbers, from what I know Google blocks Vo...
by gotitbro
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Lanik.us
Topic: mail.ru is not accepted for registration
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: mail.ru is not accepted for registration

smed79 wrote:... and the most spamming service
Spam from mail.ru? From what I can see they require a phone number to sign up (https://account.mail.ru/signup) like other major online services (Google, Yahoo etc.) which should probably stop spam uses.
by gotitbro
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Google Outlines SSL Apocalypse for Symantec Certificates
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Google Outlines SSL Apocalypse for Symantec Certificates

They announced this a while back last year. Symantec has already sold off its certification business to Digicert, don't think they'll be rebuilding a new cert infrastructure anytime soon.
by gotitbro
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: enacademic.com
Replies: 1
Views: 89

enacademic.com

Banner ads on enacademic.com. Can be blocked by (filters from Rulist):

Code: Select all

||luxupadva.com^$third-party
||an.yandex.ru^ 
##div[id^="yandex_ad"]
###yandex_ad
Error URL: http://english_contemporary.enacademic.com/123364/Mozilla
by gotitbro
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Chrome Browser
Topic: Chrome scanning your files - Chrome Cleanup Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Chrome scanning your files - Chrome Cleanup Tool

While looking through Google Chrome's settings I found that there is this "Chrome Cleanup Tool" option there. Well turns out Chrome scans your computer weekly (no user interaction needed though it asks for user permission before removing detected malware) like an antivirus for malware, spyware, adwa...
by gotitbro
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: kissanime.ru
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: kissanime.ru

Banning users for using adblock, well that is a first.
by gotitbro
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: uBlock Logger opening in new window
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: uBlock Logger opening in new window

Ah that fixed it, thanks @okiehsch. Was the default setting switched from a Tab to a Window? I find the Tab to be much more user friendly rather than a full blown Window pop up.
by gotitbro
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: uBlock Logger opening in new window
Replies: 7
Views: 392

uBlock Logger opening in new window

I am on a new computer and I installed uBO on it after downloading Google Chrome. But for some reason the logger window is opening in a new window instead of a new tab. Any reason why this might be happening? I can't seem to get the logger to open in a tab. SS: https://i.imgur.com/jZm8qLm.png Any id...
by gotitbro
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Tracking in uBlock (ublock.org)
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Tracking in uBlock (ublock.org)

Interesting. Well looks like someone is trying to capitalize on the uBlock name. Not sure how I feel about this, AdBlock ( getadblock.com ) seems to have been lagging behind in recent times and most of the original team has left (Michael Gundlach, Gabriel Cubbage) not to mention that if ublock.org p...
by gotitbro
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Disabling a whitelist element filter
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Disabling a whitelist element filter

So, currently there is no way of overriding whitelist element filters in ad blockers?
by gotitbro
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Disabling a whitelist element filter
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Disabling a whitelist element filter

Could be a bug, all the filters work for me too.
by gotitbro
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Disabling a whitelist element filter
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Disabling a whitelist element filter

Does anyone know if whitelisted element filters (#@#) can be overridden/disabled. For example, I am trying to override these filters in uBlock filters – Unbreak:

Code: Select all

oxforddictionaries.com#@#.banbox
oxforddictionaries.com#@#.banner
Can I override without disabling the whole list?
by gotitbro
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Chrome Browser
Topic: Inline extension installation discontinued
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Inline extension installation discontinued

Google has discontinued the inline installation of extensions in Chrome, you know where a popup prompts you to install an extension on a website. New extension won't have ability to trigger this popup and old extensions using the popup would begin redirecting to Chrome Store in September and complet...
by gotitbro
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Tracking in uBlock (ublock.org)
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Tracking in uBlock (ublock.org)

intense I just noticed that the the site had been added to the "badware risks" list. In that case I agree that "ublock.org" will fit the scope of the list to be added to it. Lanik You'd think after all these years that Chris would either abandon uBlock or at least be half decent and incorporate uBO...
by gotitbro
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: ROList - Romanian filter list fiasco
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: ROList - Romanian filter list fiasco

FWIW, I tried using both filters and didn't notice any major differences on Romanian websites. All ads seemed to be blocked in both cases.
by gotitbro
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: ROList - Romanian filter list fiasco
Replies: 2
Views: 298

ROList - Romanian filter list fiasco

The ROList filter list for Romanian websites had been the default on Adblock Plus for quite some years and as such was also added as the default in uBlock Origin . Recently ROList's maintainer Zoso , who is also a popular blogger, was accused of being lenient on ads and letting his own blog's ads th...
by gotitbro
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Tracking in uBlock (ublock.org)
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Tracking in uBlock (ublock.org)

This blocking is no legitimate and exaggerated. Many others adblockers track their users , for what not add ghostery to the badware list? Now that I think about it Med seems to be right. Indeed uBO is technically a fork of uBlock and there seems to be no particular reason to block its website; gorh...
by gotitbro
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 24
Views: 3425

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

Many registrars and registries (especially European registries * ) have followed suit and now only show minimum technical data for domain names in public WHOIS to company with GDPR. Well now we can goodbye to datamaps of cyber criminals created through WHOIS, even the RoughTed adblock malware was ma...