Why is my Mac being attacked by Adobe Flash on this site?

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  1. Treviso1

    Treviso1 DFO Master

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    Why is my Mac being attacked by Adobe Flash on this site? It is telling me that I need to install an update when I, in fact, don't need to? If you accidentally or stupidly install it, it installs some sort of adware/spyware onto your computer. Anyone else having this issue? It is nonstop and incessant.
     
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    drummertom DFO Veteran

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    yeah, I started getting those messages the other day while using Firefox, which I switched to from Chrome after I had some issues staying logged in to this site. I have ad blocking/bot prevention in Chrome so have gone back to using that.
     
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    Nacci DFO Veteran

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    After 15 years of flawless Mac use we are now being hassassed by a Mac Clean up Pro pop up. I suspect the the delivery bot was a fraudulent Adobe Flash Player update download. I don’t know what the source of that malware was but I am not happy about it.
     
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    60's Drummer Well-Known Member

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    I changed the http to https and it stopped. I use mac/safari.
     
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    Treviso1 DFO Master

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    Good to know!
     
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    shiek_yerbouti Very well Known Member

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    It happened to me today for the first time as well on my Mac desktop WTH?
     
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    It happens to me now almost every time I go to this forum on my Mac. I can use my phone, which is all I’m willing to do at this point to access this forum. It’s a shame because that limits how much I can read and post.

    The first time this happened to me a few weeks ago, I actually fell for it because I had updated Flash from a pop up notification numerous times before. This one looked legit enough to fool me once. $79 later I got the malware removed from my Mac. Now I just immediately close my browser (Safari) when I get that pop up. But I’m going to another step further now and not even access this forum on my Mac until I know this issue is resolved.
     
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    lrod1707 Very well Known Member

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    Make sure your going into: https://drumforum.org and not into http://drumforum.org
    Bookmark the secure one that way it automatically goes into that one everytime you come into the forum.
    This has worked for me!
     
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    Rick Well-Known Member

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    I just tried typing the https version and got the same pop up. I’m done with trying to access this forum in my Mac until I’m sure this issue is resolved.
     
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    My spyware continuously blocks it on my iMac, so I can read a post for 2 seconds, maximum, before the "Dangerous Malware Detected" pops up. It shouldn't be this difficult.
     
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    Treviso1 DFO Master

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    That seems to have worked! Thank you!
    Honest to goodness...this site has become such a pain at times.
     
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    Glad it worked for you too. I don't know what the deal is with the site. Last month I had issues for about a week when I would try to login. It kept getting stuck. Then suddenly the issue just went away.
     
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    It happened to me this morning, and about 3 times in the past minute!

    This is intolerable!

    Changes address to https - so far, so good.

    Thanks
     
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    Sorry that didn't work for you! Which I had some other help to give. I would love to know who founded, owns, and maintains this site?
    I've been on it for like 5 months but don't know any history about it. Come to think of it, like any forum you join, I just became part of the community and never even looked into that. I would like to know though.
     
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    That's not Adobe sending that message. It's a scam
     
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    Interesting - I am on a PC and when I just type in "drumforum.org" into the address bar (as I did before the latest website update), it now comes up as NOT secure.

    So now after reading this thread, I just went up to the address bar and simply typed in "https://" in front of the above, and now it is secure with the little padlock symbol.

    I wonder how I can make it the default secure mode without having to type in the "https://"????

    ***After googling, it looks like DFO has to set up or enable HTTPS also known as SSL so the default web page loaded up is https://www.drumforum.org
     
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    Thanks. Actually, I decided to give it one more try with the https thing. Seems to be working fine now. I have that one saved as my bookmark and deleted the other. Hopefully that'll take care of it. Thanks again!
     
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    To make it default, just go into https://drumforum.org and bookmark it. It should then always go into the secure site when you click on the bookmark. I did this and it works every time.
    About setting up SSL, that's why I previously posted asking about the ownership and maintenance of the website. It would be nice to know who does it.
     
  19. blueshadow

    blueshadow Just Shuffling along Staff Member Moderator

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    I updated my bookmark, thanks.... I notice though that if I click on the dfo logo to get back home it redirects to a non secure version....I'll let Ben know maybe need to be redirected
     
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    I access DFO from both my desktop computers running Windows 7 and my laptop running Windows 10. I use Firefox exclusively and have not had any issues!

    -Mark
     

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