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by gotitbro
Mon May 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Lanik.us
Topic: Extension: Advanced BBCode Box 3
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Extension: Advanced BBCode Box 3

I see, that's good.
by gotitbro
Mon May 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Lanik.us
Topic: Extension: Advanced BBCode Box 3
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Extension: Advanced BBCode Box 3

So, no way to turn off embedding with the new editor?
by gotitbro
Mon May 21, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

Looks like registrars/registries will be following the " ICANN Temporary Specification " approved on 17 May which specifies providing minimum data for WHOIS records. And from the looks of it, it will only provide the Registrant Organization, State/Province and Country . This what GoDaddy shows when ...
by gotitbro
Tue May 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Pi-hole Adblocker
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Pi-hole Adblocker

Some highlights from the paper: We employ our system on Alexa top-10K list and are able to detect anti-adblockers on 30.5% websites . From manually checking one third (1000) of these detected websites, we find that the websites that have no visible reactions constitute over 90% of the cases. The filte...
by gotitbro
Sun May 13, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Pi-hole Adblocker
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Pi-hole Adblocker

Bloomberg recently carried out a feature on the Pi-hole adblocking community (a network level DNS adblocker), a really interesting read with others facts on adblocking as well. Though I've never used it I think maybe I should. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-10/inside-the-brotherhood...
by gotitbro
Sat May 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Twitter Storing Passwords in Plaintext
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Twitter Storing Passwords in Plaintext

Twitter just announced that passwords of users were bring stored in plaintext in internal logs. They say that these passwords were not compromised but still recommend changing the password wherever it was used (password reuse). The email I received: Hi @xxx, When you set a password for your Twitter ...
by gotitbro
Thu May 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: viz.com
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: viz.com

With the above filters same anti adb message is shown (the video still plays after 10 seconds). Blocked requests: https://i.imgur.com/4jIvJWd.png Allowed requests: https://i.imgur.com/KjioGL8.png Using only Easylist. No elements are hidden. Edit: I'd like to note that the filters by med and intense ...
by gotitbro
Thu May 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: viz.com
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: viz.com

smed79 Viz.com videos are not available in Canada that is why the Tubi.tv message is shown (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulu#Neon_Alley). A US VPN/Proxy will have to be used to check. I tested and the video plays fine without an adblocker but shows the Hulu anti-adb message when adblock is used. ...
by gotitbro
Thu May 03, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

The .im registry has started redacting all contact data from WHOIS searches due to GDPR. For example if you look up zpn.im ( https://www.whois.com/whois/zpn.im ), it clearly states this: This information has been redacted to comply with European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Plea...
by gotitbro
Wed May 02, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: google.com
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: google.com

I just called via Gmail (you mean this right https://i.imgur.com/UFe27ZI.png ?) and the call went through without any issues. The above filter in EasyPrivacy just blocks Google's logging it shouldn't affect the call.
by gotitbro
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

An article from cybercrime journalist Brian Krebs on how the coming WHOIS changes could lead to more spams and scams. WHOIS access could be limited by registrars/registries as soon as by the next month when the GDPR takes effect: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/who-is-afraid-of-more-spams-and-sc...
by gotitbro
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Newsworthy
Topic: Server upgrade for fanboy.co.nz
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Server upgrade for fanboy.co.nz

So, what's the difference between https://fanboy.co.nz/ and https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/?
by gotitbro
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Fake adblockers in chrome
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Fake adblockers in chrome

Yes, been noticing this for sometime. Earlier if you typed ad blocker into a search engine or the Chrome Webstore only top extensions such as "Adblock Plus" or "Adblock" would show up but now besides ABP every kind of unknown extension and even app shows up. Google needs to up its game here never no...
by gotitbro
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: nytimes.com
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: nytimes.com

I was able to find the commit where this filter was added back in 2014 by @Khrin
https://github.com/easylist/easylist/co ... 578fcdd5ac

Looks like the domain was indeed seen on the main website.
by gotitbro
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: thefreedictionary.com
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: thefreedictionary.com

The images are hidden in dictionary pages as well. Such as here, all important images from the entries are hidden https://www.thefreedictionary.com/stomach
by gotitbro
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: thefreedictionary.com
Replies: 2
Views: 150

thefreedictionary.com

All the images on the main page of thefreedictionary.com are hidden due to this filter thefreedictionary.com##a > img[src^="//img.tfd.com/"] The filter is not needed, it doesn't hide any ads and important images are hidden due to it. It should be removed. Error URL: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/
by gotitbro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy April Fools
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

Re: Happy April Fools

Looks like I missed the spideroo... Interesting to note that April Fools Day originated when the current Gregorian calendar was adopted by Christians in the 16th century and it regarded January 1st as the New Year. Traditionally a New Year began in April and those who didn't adopt the new calendar w...
by gotitbro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 18
Views: 1686

Re: Cryptojacking

That's good but the major source for cryptojacking are compromised websites not the extensions.

Also it looks like the cryptojacking is dying out, haven't seen any website like that recently.
by gotitbro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: CloudFlare launches it's fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: CloudFlare launches it's fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

Didn't realize that such single digit IP Addresses still operated. Wonder who controls the others such as 2.2.2.2, 3.3.3.3, etc.; probably the old ISPs or registries.

The 1.1.1.1 seems to be controlled by APNIC as the article says.
by gotitbro
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?
Replies: 10
Views: 4435

Re: Anyone tried Google Chrome's adblock?

I just noticed that I have got the " Ads (Blocked on sites that tend to show intrusive ads) [/i]" option in Chrome Version 65. It was turned on by default but I have turned it off don't want multiple adblockers running in the browser. Remember to turn it off you have to turn the setting chrome://set...
by gotitbro
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

PKNIC the Pakistan domain registry has also started to completely limit WHOIS data . It now only shows the registration/expiration dates and nameservers . Earlier registrant data along with other details were publicly available this is what is shown now Due to current ICANN WHOIS compliance guidelin...
by gotitbro
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google Chrome’s native ad-blocking begins on February 15, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3082

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

-Mark- wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Only via a dedicated android app untill now.
Such as?
by gotitbro
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblock Memes
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Adblock Memes

http://i.giphy.com/26gsvPhoBYGuA9qso.gif

Let's hope this doesn't become a trend.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/5r74sv/are_you_fucking_serious_right_now/
H/T: https://www.reddit.com/r/assholedesign/comments/80424t/ads_are_getting_smarter/
by gotitbro
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 18
Views: 1686

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: 10
Views: 4435

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: 10
Views: 4435

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: 5
Views: 1050

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: 5
Views: 1050

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: 893

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: 10
Views: 4435

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...