Can somebody direct me to a list of web addresses used by Slickdeals.com for re-directs or click-throughs on deal links ? I have a fairly extensive HOSTS file and most of the re-directs get blocked.
I understand completely WHY the re-directs are used and I really don't have a problem with it. They just make life difficult, having to comment out the addresses in HOST as I find them, in order to see the deals I want to see. I've already found at least 5 different ones.
Actually it's your hosts file modification that's making life difficult. Drop it and stick just to decent AV/anti-malware protection and smart surfing habits.
Steve Gibson on password policies[grc.com]: I mean, I don't get this change it every eight weeks. ... It's not as if passwords are traveling by camel after they've been stolen, going to the bad guys, and so there's, like, some weird eight-week window, like, oh, we're going to change your password so that the stale password no longer works. ... And all this does is make IT people despised because users, who are not dumb, they think, why am I - why do I have to do this? What problem is this solving?
Agree that there's no point in modifying your hosts file and then taking steps to overcome your own monkeying. You're bound to run into similar redirects on other sites and be annoyed again. And what legitimate reason there is for your initial modification is defeated by your end-run. Following slickdeals redirects is only going to give the source site funds that you could get yourself with cashback from elsewhere; and even if you like or trust SD, other sites you're not keen on could use the same redirects you whitelisted. If you really want to stick with your strategery, you could simply right-click on the link, copy and paste it into your address bar, and manually delete the redirection.
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