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Update: Malware False Flag Alert on the DP (Again); Also Affecting Tech Crunch, Other Sites

Friends,

Here's an article on the Malware False Flag:

Google’s malware checker on Tuesday started to detect ads from isocket‘s advertising network, distributed via the adsbyisocket.com URl, as a threat. The result is that sites using the advertising network are throwing up malware warnings on some pages visited by Google Chrome. These include TechCrunch, Cult Of Mac, and possibly others.

The article notes that Google has lifted the malware alert, so it should stop showing up here any time. As I noted in a comment on another thread, this is the third time this has happend to the Daily Paul. I'm familiar with the drill. I have removed all the isocket ad tags from the site, and resubmitted the site for a scan by Google. Hopefully things will clear up soon.

Thank you again for your patience.

Michael

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I've seen the alert on Chrome and Safari. Other people have mentioned it. This is the third time it has happened. It is being triggered by the ad network. Very sorry about the trouble folks. I'll let you know more when I know more.

Michael




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I use a Mac. What is "malware?"

=D

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People who use Macs

got the warning too.

Why is it that Macs don't get viruses? Is that true?

Is it just that no one is writing them for the mac?

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Hey Michael,

Here's my limited understanding of the situation as I am by no means an expert.

The smaller market share used to be a contributing factor to why Mac's were so much better when it came to malware and the like. That has changed somewhat as mac computers have grown in popularity over the last few years.

The biggest reason that I am aware of is that Apple locks their OS down from both a software and hardware aspect. If you want to play with Apple, then you have to play by their rules. This makes it harder to create and spread malware in a Mac environment.

Conversely, Microsoft tends to develop a much more open OS environment and then license that OS to many different hardware manufacturers. Hardware manufacturers and software developers have more wiggle room to tweak the OS to make it fit their needs. This makes it much easier to create software in a PC environment which is a good thing for diversity. The downside is that it is also easier to screw up that environment, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Hence more malware.

It looks like the detection is browser specific rather than computer specific. Browsers are trying hard to limit the amount of malware that is piped through to their users. The safer they can make it to surf the web, the better chance they have of picking up more users. Safari is a cross platform browser so it doesn't surprise me that it also displayed the alert if that happened.

All this does not mean that Mac's are 100% immune to malware, because they aren't. Mac's do, however, have a significantly stronger immune system than their PC counterparts.

I'm sure there are many more tech savvy people out there that have more info on the subject than I. All I really know is that I made the switch from PC to Mac 5 years ago and I have not had to deal with viruses or malware since. It's a beautiful thing.

Here's a link that has some more info on the topic: http://mac-antivirus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/mac-a...

Google wouldn't let me on

Is Google a acronym for a new God.Who decides? My God gives me free will.

I saw it too...

I just ignored it...

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

It JUST happened to me on

It JUST happened to me on Firefox. So lame. Does it happen to people who are already logged in? Perhaps it picks up DailyPaul's running chat and user interface.

What a crazy thing. I think if you are already logged in it may detect the user interface that the DailyPaul loads at the bottom right of your browser on the site. I forgot the name of the application but that is my only theory.

Google Shoots Itself in the Foot! LOL!

When I got the "WARNING PAGE"...It's "Scary", it's BIG, it's RED, I did a "GOOGLE SEARCH"....here was "their suggestion":

GOOGLE:"daily paul attack page"

This led me to a trusted "opinion" and website (MattLarson)and prompted me to continue in safety....so.......

I USED Google to OUTSMART Google.

Shame on you Google.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

HIT "ADVANCED" AND THEN CLICK

HIT "ADVANCED" AND THEN CLICK "GO AHEAD AT YOUR OWN TO RISK" TO BYPASS THE WARNING ON GOOGLE CHROME

I was blocked too.

Just clicked "ignore"

If not us than who?

Just got blocked using Firefox

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That's because they look to

That's because they look to Google for their list of bad sites. This is pure political manipulation. I am posting this on Mozilla after ignoring the warning, which Mozilla allows. Google doesn't give you that option. As a Paul fan I love the right to say NO.

Whew

I'm using Internet Explorer for now to get around it. I'm just glad you posted this so at least I know it wasn't NDAA taking effect already hahaha.

Initially It Frightened Me

In view of the many posts re: NY GUN LAW, and the possibility that certain "agents" are at work...insidiously.
A quick search on IE Explorer yielded this:

"Jun 1, 2012 - Uploaded by matlarson10
Google Caught Blocking The DailyPaul Website!"
at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15BhqcvDsM0

Thanks Matt Larson, a trustworthy source.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Thanks for the heads up...

and everything else.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

firefox too

It lets me past it, but the warning comes up.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

how do you get past it?

I got blocked on my PC (firefox and chrome) and couldn't get past it - just switched to my mac book and no block

click the "Ignore this warning"

link

Ha ha - it was too small

for my 50 year old eyes :) thanks

Same 50 year old eyes..I didn't see

it at first either.