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lovettcms 09-21-2015 04:00 PM

TrekEarth issue
 
I think this website has been hacked. Someone imposed a hyperlink on a word in the text under one of the photos I uploaded. When I clicked on the link, something took over my computer with a loud message that it had just been infected with a virus and that I had to call a certain number to get it removed. I was unable to shut down my computer properly. Since I tried but wasn't able to get rid of the hyperlink--even when I substituted the word on which it had been found, I have decided to try deleting the photo.

IBobi 09-22-2015 09:49 PM

That's not a hack, that is a common form of advertising.

chawax 09-24-2015 08:23 AM

That's a very bad one, very disturbing.

delpeoples 10-01-2015 01:51 PM

Wird Things Going On
 
Hi there, having read the previous posts, I just want to let you know what's happened to me.

On some photos, when I go to write a critique, the keyboard freezes or will type things that I did not type. Also, the switching between member's photos and critiques is really slow. I really think you guys have some security issues and/or that all your advertising is affecting the viability of the site. It's really bad and needs to be fixed.

Cheers
Lisa

IBobi 10-02-2015 01:56 AM

Please provide a link to a photo where this is happening, and more details about what you are doing and what is happening.

Also, provide your browser type and version, device type if mobile, and be sure you have run your AV program, cleared your cache and TE cookies, and have no browser plugins running.

Didi 10-25-2015 04:33 AM

Adblock
 
I have Chrome Adblock extension to remove all publicity

delpeoples 10-31-2015 05:16 AM

Hacked
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IBobi (Post 1276747)
Please provide a link to a photo where this is happening, and more details about what you are doing and what is happening.

Also, provide your browser type and version, device type if mobile, and be sure you have run your AV program, cleared your cache and TE cookies, and have no browser plugins running.

Ibobi

It's happening on every photo I've critiqued today. Look at it yourself, I can't give you the link. TE is the only site it's happening on. I have the latest AV, I clear the cookies every day when I scan. Your site needs sorting out.

Lisa

macondo 11-01-2015 04:29 AM

Ciao Lisa. I've been active on the site in the last 24 hours and have not observed any of the phenomena you've mentioned. It does sound to me like something amiss at your end, rather than the site. Can't see anything wrong with any of your critiques going back 3 days. The first thing I would try is another browser. Preferably one you've just downloaded and installed, and made sure all the 'extensions' or 'add-ons' are disabled. I suppose the well-known one least likely to be on your computer is Opera, so if you haven't got it, give it a birl and see if the problem recurs. The second thing to try is a different computer, preferably one which you haven't used for TE before.
Andrew

chawax 11-01-2015 07:32 AM

I had the problem too but I can't see it anymore. But I had the problem only on TE, so I don't think this is because of browser. Maybe the site was infected by a malware ?

macondo 11-01-2015 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chawax (Post 1277462)
I had the problem too but I can't see it anymore. But I had the problem only on TE, so I don't think this is because of browser. Maybe the site was infected by a malware ?

Hi Olivier.
Well, let's see if it was a temporary problem or one which returns. So far, I think only a few people seem to have reported this problem.

delpeoples 11-01-2015 07:55 PM

I'm not the only one
 
Hi Andrew

I'm definitely not the only one. John Cannon (Tyro) had exactly the same Problem today with waiting critiques.

Regards
Lisa

macondo 11-01-2015 10:52 PM

Exceedingly strange. I just read John's comment to you about the problem. It has never affected me. Why are so few people reporting it? And what form does it take - do the characters take a long time to appear on the screen when you press the keys? I know you are convinced it is not a problem on your own computers, but can you confirm that you're using the Firefox browser? It looks like you, John and lovettcms, who started this thread, all use the same browser, which may be relevant.

If you're using Firefox it might be worth having a look at these:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1062390
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1026328
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1022825

Andrew

tyro 11-02-2015 01:05 AM

Same problem....
 
Hi Andrew,

Yes, as Lisa said, I have been having the very same problem, particularly when writing critiques. It doesn't seem to be a problem here when writing on the forum.

When writing critiques (on "new" TE and not "beta" TE), I have to type exceedingly slowly otherwise words don't appear or else appear with missing letters. I'm using Windows 10 but the same thing happens irrespective of whether I use IE11 or Microsoft Edge or Firefox as a browser.

Interestingly, I tried using a website called Powermapper and it came up with a considerable amount of errors on the TE website though I'm not quite sure what they all mean so I'm not sure if that's going to be of any help!

Kind Regards,

John.

IBJoel 11-02-2015 08:54 PM

Hi guys, a couple quick questions so we can work out the issue.
Can anyone provide a link to photos where the critique is having trouble?
Tyro has the problem on Windows 10, is anyone with the issue using a different OS?

tyro 11-03-2015 09:22 AM

Problem now seems resolved - at least for me!
 
Thank you, Joel, for your reply.

I must now admit that, as of last night, the problem seems to be resolved - at least for me!

I can now type critiques on any picture of my choosing and type at normal speed, the letters and words all appearing as they should. I'm not quite sure what was the problem but it was extremely irritating at the time.

Kind Regards,

John.

tyro 11-03-2015 10:26 AM

I spoke too soon.....
 
Oh dear, having written less than an hour ago that my problem in writing critiques appeared to have been resolved, I'm afraid the problem now seems to have returned with a vengeance.

Writing my short critique on this picture of Lisa's took me almost ten minutes because letters were not appearing as I typed them and I had to go back and correct each word after I'd typed it.

And, once again, surprise, surprise, I see that "viewed" counters on photographs appear to have stopped working today. Ho hum.

John.

ChrisJ 11-08-2015 11:57 AM

Bolding
 
And once again, the bolding is an issue. If ANY member forgets to close the bolding, italics, underline etc, then ALL subsequent posts remain in bold. This is not the fault of the member, but something most other sites have addressed and installed preventative measures. It remains for TE to do so. The member must have spotted it too as the problem has now been corrected and the bolding closed.

IBJoel 11-09-2015 06:25 PM

Bolding issue has been reported


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