Possible concerns about cornerstoneleather.net?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by snails1221, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. snails1221
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    Alright so while digging deep in the indexes of google for some obscure-ish links I happend to stumble upon a website called cornerstoneleather.net. Now to my surprise after loading up the page it appeared to be an exact mirror of GBAtemp.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Every thread that I tried loaded right up, so I assume that it's pretty much a 1:1 mirror.

    My main concern with the site is that on the top of every thread there's a "free download" link.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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    Upon clicking the "free download" link you are redirected to some site called usenet and the file name reflects whatever thread you were previously on.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Obviously I didn't try any account related stuff as I would rather not have my current account jacked.

    I tried using the search function to see if any any threads had been previously made on the topic and I couldn't find any. What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. paperbagthing

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    Holy hell, I thought I was the only one seeing this. Seems like this is a filtered mirror of GBATemp that has since been shot down. If you click on a link to any "part" of the site, it'll claim that you've been IP Banned.

    Not sure what the purpose of this was, other than stealing anyone who might've somehow not noticed's accounts. I'm just glad it's gone.
     
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