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#1 2012-11-18 14:10:14

Sax Russell
Banned
Registered: 2012-11-07
Posts: 9

New Mars Malware/Google Stamp of Disapproval

This Site May Harm Your Computer

Did anyone else see this when they visited newmars today (if you visited through google, firefox, or chrome)?

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#2 2012-11-19 00:10:45

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: New Mars Malware/Google Stamp of Disapproval

Josh notified me, I contacted the admin but Google is still showing it. Not sure what's up. I can't find the malware in the HTML code, it must be somewhere deeper than I have access to. No idea when it will be resolved. Traffic seemed to be picking back up too...


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#3 2012-11-20 12:43:50

James Burk
Webmaster
From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2011-11-17
Posts: 151
Website

Re: New Mars Malware/Google Stamp of Disapproval

I cant seem to find any error in the posts they have flagged in Google Webmaster Tools.  I requested that they re-review the site.  I will stay on this until they remove the flag.


James Burk | Director of InfoTech & MarsVR | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

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#4 2012-11-21 11:26:03

Koeng
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Registered: 2012-09-05
Posts: 48
Website

Re: New Mars Malware/Google Stamp of Disapproval

I was talking about that on MarsDrive. I ignored the warnings and went on t˙is site anyway, and no cookies, no difference.

-Koeng

Last edited by Koeng (2012-11-21 11:28:37)


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#5 2012-11-21 14:35:08

Josh Cryer
Moderator
Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: New Mars Malware/Google Stamp of Disapproval

The problem is <script type="text/javascript" src="/statcounter.js"></script>. It's an encrypted .js file that I can't tell what it does. I don't think it actually installs malware, I think it just feeds hits somewhere.


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#6 2013-02-09 16:11:55

James Burk
Webmaster
From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2011-11-17
Posts: 151
Website

Re: New Mars Malware/Google Stamp of Disapproval

We were hit by another one of these.  I went ahead and took down the forums so I could do a full cleanup of the newmars.com directory on the server.  I installed the newest FluxBB and restored the database.  We should be good now.

In the future you can report these types of issues to webmaster@marssociety.org -- that will open a ticket and somebody on the web team for the Mars Society (me included) will take a look at it.

Thanks,
-James


James Burk | Director of InfoTech & MarsVR | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

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#7 2014-11-03 21:01:33

SpaceNut
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 23,385

Re: New Mars Malware/Google Stamp of Disapproval

This week has seen a step up in network/internet precautions to keep malware and hacking attempts out of government systems...Newmars forums and others are now being flagged with this notice...

You have attempted to accessa website with possible security risks. As such , we advise against further access. However, If a MISION ESSENTIAL access requirement exists, ...at the bottom of the message is the link to proceed with caution....

This may also mean Nasa posts by members wanting to get information out on Maven...

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