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Jan 22, 2012, 09:53 PM
 
Google/Chrome is throwing up malware warnings on the forums right now, even though the diagnostic page said no malware was found. I imagine it has something to do with the ad network.

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Jan 22, 2012, 11:39 PM
 
forums.macnn.com contains malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.
Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it's possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.

Time to contact the people hosting those banner ads at the top of the page

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Jan 23, 2012, 01:33 AM
 
same issue over here
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 02:40 AM
 
Same here, I just got a malware warning from Safari when trying to open the lounge forum.
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 03:51 AM
 
Warning: Something's Not Right Here!
forums.macnn.com contains malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.
Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you've visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it's possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.
We have already notified forums.macnn.com that we found malware on the site. For more about the problems found on forums.macnn.com, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page.

If you understand that visiting this site may harm your computer, proceed anyway.

Help improve detection of malware by sending additional data to Google about sites on which you see this warning. This data will be handled in accordance with the Safe Browsing privacy policies.
and the other page is

Safe Browsing
Diagnostic page for forums.macnn.com/feedback

What is the current listing status for forums.macnn.com/feedback?
Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 1 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-01-22, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.
This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS25847 (SERVINT).

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, forums.macnn.com/feedback did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Next steps:
Return to the previous page.
If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
The link to fix this from google is

http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/
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Jan 23, 2012, 03:53 AM
 
its this (dont click it incase it is something)

MacNN Forums - Announcements in Forum : MacNN Lounge

forums.macnn.com/macnn-lounge/announcement/echotest-script-type-text-javascript-src/

the Echotest post that is throwing up the error.
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Jan 23, 2012, 10:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by gradient View Post
Same here, I just got a malware warning from Safari when trying to open the lounge forum.
I just got this too.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 10:50 AM
 
I'm getting the warning in Safari as well. I'm assuming it is safe to ignore and I can proceed as long as I don't click on any ads which I wasn't planning on doing anyway.
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Jan 23, 2012, 12:24 PM
 
Chiming in. Only got them for the Lounge and this forum so far. Laptop forum didn't throw any red flags.

     
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Jan 23, 2012, 01:13 PM
 
I have deleted the infected post and some other things I found out during the security audit. Feel free to browse the forum as usual. If you find anything else, report it to me via PM.
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 01:18 PM
 
Firefox:

     
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Jan 23, 2012, 01:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Firefox:

You can ignore this warning as the issue has been resolved.
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 01:50 PM
 
When will the warning go away?
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 01:56 PM
 
The warning is gone for me now.

EDIT:

Not completely. I still get it with a few subforums.

What was the problem anyway?
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 02:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
When will the warning go away?
We are working to get the warnings removed ASAP. Will keep you guys posted.
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 02:19 PM
 
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 02:48 PM
 
I get the warning still in Safari.
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Jan 23, 2012, 02:50 PM
 
Still getting the warning in Safari, mostly in the lounge.
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 03:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
From the diagnostic page, it's obvious turtle is behind it.
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 04:17 PM
 
Now I'm getting a huge Bing search bar at the top of the page.

     
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Jan 23, 2012, 04:42 PM
 
I just got the warning as well. I went to Google's diagnostic site and it listed the following as the offending content:

Of the 3750 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 66 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-01-22, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-01-22.
Malicious software is hosted on 5 domain(s), including sweepstakesandcontestsnow.com/, 92.241.191.0/, sweepstakesandcontestsinfo.com/.

3 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including turtle777.dreamhosters.com/, johndierks.com/, craigminah.com/.
Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for forums.macnn.com

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Jan 23, 2012, 04:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Now I'm getting a huge Bing search bar at the top of the page.

yes, same here.
     
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Jan 24, 2012, 08:20 AM
 
MNN: "Apparently, this was a security test."

Indeed I don't understand. Google or whomever runs an extended test (24+ hours) that hoses anothers site? Is that normal? For sure, I have not seen the likes...

Indeed my sympathies are with the Admins.
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Jan 24, 2012, 11:12 AM
 
I was still getting some of the warning messages this morning.
     
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Jan 24, 2012, 11:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
I was still getting some of the warning messages this morning.
Still getting the warnings here as well.
     
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Jan 24, 2012, 03:02 PM
 
Looks like cache issues leftover from whatever happened yesterday. If you click the "more info" button, they talk about finding something yesterday, and yesterday was the last time they checked.
     
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Jan 24, 2012, 07:56 PM
 
I do not see the warning if I go into TeamMacNN, but do if I come into the Feedback area.
     
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Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 PM
 
I'm still getting warnings when trying to click on any of the posts under Applications from Safari
     
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Jan 25, 2012, 02:13 PM
 
Sadly, more of the same…
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Aug 2, 2012, 10:00 PM
 
Got a malware warning from the new forums. Says the below link is well known for serving up malware and wouldn't let me view the forum lounge.

www dot casualdate dot net dot au
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