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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What?
by KenJackson on Sat 28th Jul 2007 12:30 UTC
KenJackson
Member since:
2005-07-18

I don't understand what's happening or what platform it's happening on.

If an ad is taking over OSNews, does that mean it expands to fill a large size? Or replacing content?

Is if using Flash? ActiveX? Ajax?

Does it ever happen in a Firefox browser? Ever on Linux?

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RE: What?
by dssonic on Sat 28th Jul 2007 12:34 in reply to "What?"
dssonic Member since:
2007-07-28

Yes, this nasty ad shows up on Firefox/Linux, too.
The main browser window minimizes and a dialog pops up (Ok/Cancel). After clicking any button a page opens in the OSNews tab. After leaving this page (entering osnews.com in address line) another dialog pops up - only after confirming that you can go to the real osnews page.

Edited 2007-07-28 12:37

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RE: What?
by TheMonoTone on Sun 29th Jul 2007 07:35 in reply to "What?"
TheMonoTone Member since:
2006-01-01

It doesn't happen on Konqueror, but I do get an annoying popup asking me if I want to open some bogus text file. Digg does the same crap, I have to constantly hit cancel so these scum bags don't get my share of hits.

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