Browser hijacking links

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  1. Destructobot
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    Every once in a while some asshat posts a browser hijacking link somewhere, usually in the shoutbox. This is basically an attack on anyone that clicks the link, and it frequently causes people to lose work they were doing on the web (at the very least they lose their session). This should be explicitly prohibited in the rules, and be punished with a mandatory suspension, not just a warning.

    It was Salamantis that did it this time, with a link to an image on his site that redirects to the hijack page.
     
  2. juggernaut911

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    ban him!!!

    what does it do?
     
  3. Destructobot
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    It's a Rick Roll that brings up a dialog box when you try to leave the page or switch to a different tab. In IE it also resizes the browser window and starts moving it around the screen so you can't click the close button.

    Edit: I forgot to mention that every time you click OK or try to close the dialog it just gives you the next line of the song, forever.
     
  4. Diablo1123

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    Does it work if you have NoScript enabled?
     
  5. lagman

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    Smart people like that forced Costello to disable the [flash] tag.
    Good work kids! [​IMG]
     
  6. Destructobot
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    The internet is reverse IQ test, apparently.
     
  7. Salamantis

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    What does posting a link to a rickroll have to do with flash tags? >__> Don't blame me for Costello removing the flash tags cause honestly I've never posted anything using flash tags in the shoutbox, and I don't even think I've posted it on the forums.

    And I got Narin to remove the link to the page 5 minutes after cause I realized it was stupid.
     
  8. Destructobot
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    I don't think he meant you, just idiots in general abusing it to the point that it was more of a problem than a feature.

    The link is still in the shoutbox. I'll delete it now.

    Edit: Done.
     
  9. Salamantis

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    Is it still in the shoutbox? I asked Narin to remove it 5 minutes later and I checked and it was gone...
     
  10. jumpman17

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    Are you talking about this message posted by xJonny?

    If people want to snoop around directories, they can't complain about what they find. (Yes, I clicked it [​IMG])
     
  11. Destructobot
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    The "secret rominator feature" pic. It was still there when I posted this (a few pages back in the shoutbox), and I just removed it.


    Edit: No, jumpman, that was re responce to this shout.
     
  12. SylvWolf

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    If it's one of those dialog-box RickRolls, can't you just hold the Enter button until the tab closes?
     
  13. Diablo1123

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    Yea it requires you to whitelist sites for pretty much everything, Java, javascript, flash, etc

    which is useful [​IMG]
     
  14. Trippy

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    This is why I NEVER enable javascript (except in youtube or when I have to) when browsing unknown sites for stuff like this.