Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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Same problem on reddit
by corentin on Sat 28th Jul 2007 12:00 UTC
corentin
Member since:
2005-08-08

Just for the information, the same problem appeared on reddit.com recently.

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RE: Same problem on reddit
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 12:04 in reply to "Same problem on reddit"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Just for the information, the same problem appeared on reddit.com recently.

The problem might come from... Google. We can't really tell for sure though, but it would explain the same problem occuring on Reddit, a website completely unrelated to ours. Ads is mostly David's business, and he's working on it best he can ;) .

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RE[2]: Same problem on reddit
by Karitku on Mon 30th Jul 2007 07:47 in reply to "RE: Same problem on reddit"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Problem is Google or some other company who provides ads. This same problem happened also in local newspaper site (hijacked Firefox window and showed Drivecleaner ad). Really pisses me off that Google, or whatever the ad company is, doesn't seem to have any control checks on stuff they put up. I have nothing against using ads in site but atleast they should make sure they aren't spreading viruses, worms or hijackers.

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