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turtle777 Jul 9, 2011 08:19 PM
Annoying pop-unders when browsing 'NN forums
I started using a new browser on my iPhone and iPad (iCab Mobile), and suddenly, I'm getting pop-unders for two websites all the time:

wwvv.livejasmin .com - a f$&king sex site
wwv.fulltiltpoker .com - online poker website

What gives ?
I never had these issues with Mobile Safari. :confused:

subego Jul 10, 2011 09:53 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by turtle777 (Post 4092268)
a f$&king sex site
turtle777 Jul 10, 2011 01:23 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4092322)

So is online and website.

Spheric Harlot Jul 10, 2011 01:43 PM
Not really.

There is a difference between "poker website" (which could be about poker) and "online poker website".
chabig Jul 10, 2011 01:48 PM
Why not go back to Safari?
turtle777 Jul 10, 2011 02:00 PM
I wanted to try out iCab Mobile. What really irks me about Mobile Safari is the constant refresh of websites once you have more than two sites open concurrently. It's annoying as hell.

I solved the pop-under problem with the custom filters in iCab. Still annoying that this would be somehow triggered by 'NN.

reader50 Jul 10, 2011 03:07 PM
I don't have a smartphone / pad to test with. Can anyone else verify this, so we can kick it upstairs?
turtle777 Jul 10, 2011 05:15 PM
Crap, the iCab filters don't work. Still getting it. WTF?

turtle777 Jul 15, 2011 11:13 PM
New pop-up www.

WTF, 'NN ?

reader50 Jul 16, 2011 12:54 AM
I sent word upstairs a couple days ago. It would be reassuring if others experienced it. So we could be sure it isn't something specific to your phone.

You didn't 'check' the system preference to show you savings opportunities?
brassplayersrock² Jul 16, 2011 12:57 AM
fine, I'll be the guinea pig. Hold for service please.

$1.99? will I get a refund for this by macnn? :P

nada so far

I'll give it some more time during the weekend, and let y'all know.
turtle777 Jul 16, 2011 01:03 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by reader50 (Post 4093999)
You didn't 'check' the system preference to show you savings opportunities?
Sorry, I'm not following.

Should I drink more or less wine ? ;)

brassplayersrock² Jul 16, 2011 01:43 AM
Nah, you should buy more pre-paid calling cards with pictures of Viagra on them.
brassplayersrock² Jul 17, 2011 10:18 PM
Still Nada here.
turtle777 Jul 17, 2011 10:45 PM
That's really odd.

I haven't had it happen today either.

Ha, f*ck. Just happened again. But this time, it didn't open a new tab in iCab. I could see the URL being called up, and then it disappeared. Very strange.

turtle777 Jul 17, 2011 10:49 PM
This happened when I clicked the "New Posts" link:

However, this time, the pop-up was blocked by iCab, so in the end, it just went back to load MacNN.


Penguirl Aug 12, 2011 11:19 AM
I'm getting the same pop-unders (live jasmin & full tilt poker) as new tabs when I login with OmniWeb 5.11 running 10.6.8. Doesn't happen at any other site, or in any other browser I've tried - Safari, Camino, Opera, Sea Monkey, iCab, and Firefox. iCab wouldn't display the js login window, but Firefox's NoScript extension found scripts for these sites:

So I am stumped. Malware scans from ClamXav, MacScan 2, and Sophos all come up clean. The only consolation is that I'm not the only one.

It didn't load the page because I have already added livejasmin to my hosts file.
turtle777 Aug 12, 2011 11:20 AM
Great, so it's not just me.

Fix, please ?

arkayn Aug 12, 2011 06:23 PM
My guess would be the scripts, a search shows some dodgy stuff coming from that site.
Penguirl Aug 21, 2011 01:38 AM
Still there, is anyone addressing the issue?
turtle777 Aug 21, 2011 01:39 AM
Nope. It's been more than 5 weeks. Nobody seems to care. :hmm:

reader50 Aug 21, 2011 03:50 AM
I sent word upstairs again on Aug 12. Even mentioned the adult site turtle was surfing ... er, that the popup accidentally sent him to.
turtle777 Aug 21, 2011 04:36 AM
Upstairs doesn't care because they care more about advertising $$$.

ghporter Aug 21, 2011 06:06 PM
Advertising sold on MacNN and on the forum pages is not sold by "MacNN's Owners" directly to "Bob's Adult Emporium" or any other advertised entity. MacNN sells space through advertising aggregators, who themselves sell space (usually categorized by the focus of the pages with space being sold) to other entities that eventually sell space to advertising companies. There are usually at least 4 or 5 different links between "Bob the advertising client" who has wares to sell and "Fred the web page owner" who has space to sell.

It comes down to two things: how quickly the aggregator(s) is/are at responding to the web page owner's complaints, and how easy it is to determine which aggregator to contact in the first place. Our "upstairs" is indeed interested in advertising income, which is linked to hits on those ads, and if an inappropriate ad is taking up space on his pages, preventing appropriate ads from getting hits, that's expensive to him. It's also not good for the reputation of MacNN to have such inappropriate ads show up-whether through randomness or miscategorization, it makes it harder to sell ad space to legitimate, appropriate advertisers.
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