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Turns out our redirect code was being used by some URL spammers and this in turn tripped up some malware warnings on Firefox, Google and a few other places. I have recoded our redirects so outside folks can't use them the way they want to while WE still can, but it will probably take some time for those people to confirm that, yes, we're not a dangerous place and those links beginning with "the-w.com/redirect/" are totally safe. (By the way, there are no unsafe links posted on the board itself as far as I know - if you find any, tell us immediately - the links to bad places were all being accessed off of the board but using our redirect in THEIR URL - which shows up nicely in our log and would be easy enough to trace if any law enforcement happened by and were so inclined to try to find them for us...we'd love to help!)

So anyway. Next time, somebody TELL me these things so I can fix them more quickly! ;-)

EDIT: Here's a f'rinstance: this is what we get when you try to get to www.CRZ.net using our redirect: http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-US&site=http://the-w.com/redirect/www.CRZ.net (you CAN click on the "www.CRZ.net" and maybe you'll get the same warning depending on how your browser's set up - or maybe you'll find that nothing happens and it's fixed! Who can say? IT'S THE WEEKEND, BABY!)

EDIT 2: Ha ha, I redirected the redirect - stupid clever coding. FIXED

EDIT 3: And now I can't get the warning at home and don't know if it's because they already took me off their list or if my Mac Firefox doesn't behave the same way as the Windows Firefox I was using at work. Oh well, serves me right for checking one last time before going out...

(edited by CRZ on 21.11.08 1918)

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I saw Google was by to check my code - they got 403s for all the bad URLs they tried, so I think we're OK...

Google currently sez:

    Status of the last badware appeal for this site: A review for this site is still being processed. Please check back later.


Everything's pretty much automated from the G side so I'm hoping it'll be fixed up sometime today (these things usually seem to take about 24 hours).

(edited by CRZ on 22.11.08 0016)


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Looks like we're golden again. HOORAY



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I'm pretty sure this question has come up more than just in the cfgb-referred thread above. Shouldn't this go into the site FAQ or something, cuz it seems that people are not doing their proverbial homework before asking this question.
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