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Was browsing front page and got redirected to

314 31 October 17, 2017 at 10:36 PM
That site doesn't look like an ad at all, let along redirecting from front page

http://dq96n4ojyq2xy.cloudfront.net/creative/c/3/?rdm=615098&m=1508304820&l=6150989iAWs5SIe&platform=android&clickid=9iAWs5SIe&adx=1&pubid=6587878835&ctype=3#


This was on Chrome on Android.

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Not going to click on the link in the OP, but I have had it redirect to some fake "You win $100 Amazon" page several times. Using Chrome on Android as well.
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Not going to click there either but it happened to me too. Something about iPhone being infected with a virus and needing to install a VPN app.Is someone from slickdeals reading this? Seems serious... was the site hacked?
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Sounds like a paid advertisement/redirect to me.
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This is getting annoying. I keep getting redirected to fake promotional ads when browsing Slickdeals. This is the only site that triggers the ads...
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Im also having the same issue.. using android 6.0 on an lg g4. Simply browsing the front page when I'm immediately redirected to a wn a $100 gift card. You have more than likely been infiltrated. I suggest you take a look at your proxy server.
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I was about to wipe my phone, but this only happens on Slickdeals. Android running Chrome.
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Quote from OCedHrt
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That site doesn't look like an ad at all, let along redirecting from front page

http://dq96n4ojyq2xy.cloudfront.n...5&ctype=3#


This was on Chrome on Android.
Quote from playguuu
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Not going to click on the link in the OP, but I have had it redirect to some fake "You win $100 Amazon" page several times. Using Chrome on Android as well.
Quote from ppsagehen
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Not going to click there either but it happened to me too. Something about iPhone being infected with a virus and needing to install a VPN app.Is someone from slickdeals reading this? Seems serious... was the site hacked?
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Sounds like a paid advertisement/redirect to me.
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This is getting annoying. I keep getting redirected to fake promotional ads when browsing Slickdeals. This is the only site that triggers the ads...
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I was about to wipe my phone, but this only happens on Slickdeals. Android running Chrome.
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Im also having the same issue.. using android 6.0 on an lg g4. Simply browsing the front page when I'm immediately redirected to a wn a $100 gift card. You have more than likely been infiltrated. I suggest you take a look at your proxy server.
Thanks for reporting this everyone.

We're working to track them down and take action to ensure that they do not appear on the site. I can tell you that we're very careful about which ad partners to work with and only work with a limited number of top-tier partners. There are automated checks in place to prevent stuff like this but it looks like the bad actors have fooled the detection technology temporarily. We hate these ads and will do everything we can to stop them from serving here.

If there's any other info that you have, please send it along. Right now, it seems like it's mostly on Android, let us know if you see it on Apple devices too.

Thanks.
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Thanks for reporting this everyone.

We're working to track them down and take action to ensure that they do not appear on the site. I can tell you that we're very careful about which ad partners to work with and only work with a limited number of top-tier partners. There are automated checks in place to prevent stuff like this but it looks like the bad actors have fooled the detection technology temporarily. We hate these ads and will do everything we can to stop them from serving here.

If there's any other info that you have, please send it along. Right now, it seems like it's mostly on Android, let us know if you see it on Apple devices too.

Thanks.
As you've probably already determined, it doesn't happen all the time. If it happens again I'll try to remember which ad was on the screen before it popped up.
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Thanks for reporting this everyone.

We're working to track them down and take action to ensure that they do not appear on the site. I can tell you that we're very careful about which ad partners to work with and only work with a limited number of top-tier partners. There are automated checks in place to prevent stuff like this but it looks like the bad actors have fooled the detection technology temporarily. We hate these ads and will do everything we can to stop them from serving here.

If there's any other info that you have, please send it along. Right now, it seems like it's mostly on Android, let us know if you see it on Apple devices too.

Thanks.
You're welcome. Anything for Slickdeals! Mine was on an iphone.
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You're welcome. Anything for Slickdeals! Mine was on an iphone.
Still getting popups on my iphone. Will send you the links
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Still getting popups on my iphone. Will send you the links
Same here. Been getting redirected periodically for a while but it's been happening a lot in the last few days. Tonight, I was redirected maybe five times trying to find if this had already been reported.
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Thanks for reporting this everyone.

We're working to track them down and take action to ensure that they do not appear on the site. I can tell you that we're very careful about which ad partners to work with and only work with a limited number of top-tier partners. There are automated checks in place to prevent stuff like this but it looks like the bad actors have fooled the detection technology temporarily. We hate these ads and will do everything we can to stop them from serving here.

If there's any other info that you have, please send it along. Right now, it seems like it's mostly on Android, let us know if you see it on Apple devices too.

Thanks.
I am on Android - Basic HTML - Chrome. If I click on thread title, instead of opening the thread it's just refreshing the same page. This is happening intermittently from last 3-4 days. Thanks.
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Happens quite often for me, chrome on android. Roughly once per day.
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I'm also having this same redirect.
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