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by gotitbro
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Overhauling Changes to WHOIS
Replies: 24
Views: 3097

Overhauling Changes to WHOIS

You've probably heard about WHOIS the protocol to lookup registration information about domain names and IP addresses. Looks like the access to this maybe limited to normal persons like you and me due to the new data protection law of the European Union, General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) whi...
by gotitbro
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You

@-Mark- So, what is better Firefox+NoScript or Chrome+Scriptsafe?
by gotitbro
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblock Memes
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Adblock Memes

https://78.media.tumblr.com/a353323397c0aa0b4cfbc21eead3d48f/tumblr_ns7d7t7F6H1rvcmlco1_1280.jpg This is so true sometimes even for links I have been sent for legitimate files. I once found the real download button hidden in the corner of the page LOL. Source: http://thewaxtwin.com/post/125260407489...
by gotitbro
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: How and Why Scam Call Centers Work
Replies: 4
Views: 501

How and Why Scam Call Centers Work

I recently read an excellent and detailed article about scam call centers in India in The Guardian . Scam call centers make scam calls that threaten/fool you to con your hard earned money and are as illegal as they sound. It might even seem surprising that not only do these centers work but are thri...
by gotitbro
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You

@-Mark- Is this the Chrome version of Noscript?
by gotitbro
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Cryptojacking

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/22/cryptojackers_google_tag_manager_coin_hive/ Crypto-jackers enlist Google Tag Manager to smuggle alt-coin miners Ad giant has malware detection in its script-hosting service... but Coin Hive isn't flagged One of the reasons to use the uBlock Privacy list, Goo...
by gotitbro
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Cryptojacking

Looks like the extension was removed by the developers themselves: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/b0JUzg4HYtI Google took no action even after repeated complaints seems like they don't have a policy to ban cryptojacking/cryptomining extensions. I would suggest everyone to be e...
by gotitbro
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblocking Year in Review
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Adblocking Year in Review

I don't know how I missed this. This was one of the major (actually huge) events, that directly affected adblock users. RoughTed a large malvertising campaign directly targeting adblock users was uncovered in May this year by Malwarebytes . What the malvert does is it redirects you from the website ...
by gotitbro
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Cryptojacking
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Cryptominer in Chrome Extension

An extension named Archive Poster which advertises itself as a Tumblr enhancer/mod has been caught using the browsers of its users to mine the cryptocurrency Monero. It appears that the code to mine crytocurrency was added at the start of December and uses the Coinhive miner. It did this surreptitio...
by gotitbro
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: mapsofindia.com
Replies: 2
Views: 257

mapsofindia.com

Ads requests are loaded via bigdomain.in on https://www.mapsofindia.com.

Error URL:

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https://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/travel/khari-baoli-asias-largest-wholesale-spice-market
These can be blocked by:

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||bigdomain.in^
by gotitbro
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You

Many different methods are being employed these days to track users. I came across a Princeton study which analyzed the tracking methods being employed today. The most prominent and persistent trackers are from Google followed by Facebook and Twitter . Unsurprisingly News, Sports and Recreational we...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Chrome Browser
Topic: Google to block third-party code injections in Chrome
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: Google to block third-party code injections in Chrome

We probably shouldn't run software that injects code into any browser. Also, the so called anti virus and the extensions and toolbars that come with them weaken and expose your security rather than protect you. If you are running Windows 10 and have Windows Defender you are already better protected ...
by gotitbro
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: storypick.com
Replies: 0
Views: 176

storypick.com

Ads are loaded through Cloudflare's Rocketloader ( /cdn-cgi/pe/bag2? ) on http://www.storypick.com. SS: https://i.imgur.com/NUumhmD.png Error URL: http://www.storypick.com/ The website loads ad requests and other resources via XHR from Clouadflare's Rocketloader . This lets the ad requests get throu...
by gotitbro
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblocking Year in Review
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Adblocking Year in Review

The year's coming to a close and the holiday season has already begun. Looks like a time to take a look at this years major adblocking events. Adblocking Year in Review: The most major event will have to be the EasyList DMCA one. An advertising company, Admiral , sent a DMCA notice to the EasyList a...
by gotitbro
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development

True. He was the one who took the Adblock project in the correct direction after the original was all but abandoned. He directed the EasyList in the right way too.

Hope he's still connected to the project in other ways.
by gotitbro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: How did the EasyList Forum start?
Replies: 2
Views: 467

How did the EasyList Forum start?

While the history of EasyList itself is well documented (https://easylist.to/pages/about.html) not much is known about the beginnings of the EasyList Forum . From what can be seen lanik.us has been the EasyList Forum from the beginning. And Lanik has been managing and hosting it ever since. Several ...
by gotitbro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development

Wladimir Palant (one of the original developer's of ABP and founders of Eyeo) just announced that he will be taking a complete break from the development of Adblock Plus for the next year or so. He mentions other projects he'll be focusing on for the time like his Easy Passwords extension . This see...
by gotitbro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: cgdhamaka.in
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: cgdhamaka.in

Each of these is a different ad network. Its like these ad networks are popping up everyday :.

@smed79 You repeated a filter above

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||adzmaza.in^$third-party
by gotitbro
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Creating Adblocker Notices
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Creating Adblocker Notices

Many websites show different types of notices to adblocker users informing them about how it impacts them. Some simply mock the users and block access, others simply notify. All of them do this in different ways like with attention grabbing graphics and notices, complex technical words which all vis...
by gotitbro
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblock Memes
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Adblock Memes

With all the serious discussion about adblock I thought I'll share some Adblock memes.

MRW a website says "We've noticed you're using an Adblocker". http://i.imgur.com/D8eBp7H.gifv

H/T: https://reddit.com/r/reactiongifs/comments/5op99b/mrw_a_website_says_weve_noticed_youre_using_an/
by gotitbro
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: AdBlock Protector 2 List for uBlock Origin
Replies: 4
Views: 2055

Re: AdBlock Protector 2 List for uBlock Origin

I have been using uBlock Protector along with this list (same dev) and it works fine but the main work seems to be done by uBlock Protector in hard to block anti adblock notices. The list itself works fine but there are many old filters which sometimes unnecessarily allow ad requests. I like using u...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: kaise-kare.com
Replies: 1
Views: 172

kaise-kare.com

Ads are shown below the article on http://kaise-kare.com.

SS: https://i.imgur.com/8Soq8IC.png
Error URL: http://kaise-kare.com/nam-se-vashikaran-kaise-kare-vash-me-karne-ke-totkay-hindi/

These can be blocked by:

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||desipearl.com^
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines

I found another answer on how these animated emoticon are inserted in Subject lines. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28095387/animated-icon-in-email-subject Even in the above thread the Subject line contains some sort of indication that there are animated emoticons there, i.e., UTF-8 in raw emai...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines

The code for the animated emoticons is available on GitHub and it gives this description and ID for the emoticon I received in the Subject line of the above spam email: <e docomo=">E6F9" glyphRefID="457" google="FE827" id="827" img_from="softbank" kddi="E5CA" name="KISS" softbank="E111" unicode="+1F...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines

I have been receiving a lot of spam lately and most Subject lines in these spam emails contain animated emoticons or "goomoji" which were introduced in Gmail before the standard Unicode emojis. Here is an article that tries to explain how these animated emoticons are added in Subject lines for Gmail...
by gotitbro
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: EasyList Subscriptions
Topic: Taboola and Outbrain
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: Taboola and Outbrain

@smed79 What aren't Uponit ads blocked? Can ABP filters not handle them?
by gotitbro
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: bloomberg.com
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: bloomberg.com

intense wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:23 am
on the main page is working fine, you mean this page:
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/FAST:US
Yes that is why I said "The stock list below the header is blocked on stock quote pages on".
by gotitbro
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: bloomberg.com
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: bloomberg.com

@intense Can you have a look at this? I can't figure out what is blocking the stock list. Thank you.
by gotitbro
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: bloomberg.com
Replies: 6
Views: 442

bloomberg.com

The stock list below the header is blocked on stock quote pages on https://www.bloomberg.com. It loads fine when adblock is disabled.

SS: https://i.imgur.com/6GluN94.png (SS of the item getting blocked, marked)
Error URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/FAST:US
by gotitbro
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Liste FR
Topic: authedmine.com
Replies: 8
Views: 954

Re: authedmine.com

smed79 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:55 am
Le problème vien du minage obligatoire pour avoir accès au contenu (comparable a un anti-adblock).
This seems like a reasonable answer to me. Wonder why @fanboy and others didn't mention this reason for blocking authedmine.com?