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Old 02-14-2017, 11:10 AM   #1
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Website issues

Mods, feel free to move this if there is a more appropriate place. I've noticed over the last few weeks that when I click on this forum's website (usually from a google search) I get redirected to a sketchy site called myfilestore.com

I also noticed today that Google provided a label below the website on its search results saying that "this site might be hacked."

Has anyone else here noticed this issue? Are the mods aware?
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:09 PM   #2
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I'm not a moderator but I just want to confirm your observation. If I use google to search for "adkforum" the top result is this site and it is marked with "This site may be hacked."

One of Google's suggestions s to use their "Site:" command to search for spammy words (as evidence that someone may be redirecting web pages elsewhere).
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/190597

For example:
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site:www.adkforum.com cheap drugs
None of the search results look suspicious to me (i.e. all seem like legit pages from ADKforum).

I should point out that this site still uses http (unencrypted) as opposed to https (encrypted). By sticking with old-school http, it makes it a bit easier for ne'er-do-wells to siphon off information.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:20 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:06 PM   #4
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I sometimes get that "myfilestore" site also. Not from my home PC, but if I go to this forum from, let's say, a hotel PC while I'm traveling. It's some kind of scam, so don't click on anything at "myfilestore." In fact, the last time I got that it locked up the hotel PC so badly that the only way to break it was to unplug the PC from the wall.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:16 AM   #5
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FWIW, the software used to create this forum is vBulletin. I searched vBulletin's support forum for "myfilestore" and redirecting URLs is a known hack.
https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/sear...ilestore%22%7D

There are several solutions available (it depends upon what was done to redirect URLs).
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