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    Default Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    When I browse here lately, Norton tells me that JS Coinminer Download #41 is attacking my 'puter.

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    Default Re: Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    When I browse here lately, Norton tells me that JS Coinminer Download #41 is attacking my 'puter.
    It's been going on for awhile, it was reported on here to the host, but nothing seems to have changed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    It's been going on for awhile, it was reported on here to the host, but nothing seems to have changed.
    Well, we are reporting it some more.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    Morning, John.
    Hope to find you in good health and spirits today.

    Although I have not been posting as frequently as I use to, discussing all things home inspections with some of the most astute home inspectors in North America, due to my work load, just 3 days ago I emailed Brian H about an error code I received prohibiting my ability to open InspectionNews, and could he look into it.

    InspectionNews was up the next day. Brian H, You're the best!

    From what I can tell, this has been happening with more frequency over the last 2 to 2.5 years.
    Best thing we can do as invested home inspectors is to help monitor
    InspectionNews frequently and make Brian H aware of the site being down.

    Brian and inspectors may wish to add layers of web site protection.

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    Default Re: Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    I get a "Not Secure" warning every time I open this site. Says my passwords, username and personal information can be stolen here. What's the deal with that? Makes me worry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Chambers View Post
    I get a "Not Secure" warning every time I open this site.
    Website server services charge extra for SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to provide a "secure site".

    I don't use them for my sites either - not necessary (in my opinion as a non-techie non-geek) unless you have an online store selling things.

    Fairly recently (I don't recall when I started seeing it happen) they started putting up 'Not Secure' in the address bar for sites that don't have SSL.

    Used to be that the way to tell was seeing https (the "s" at the end showed that it was a "secure site") instead of seeing http before the site address.

    *I* think it is a marketing gimmick being employed to try to force (highly encourage) sites that don't need SSL into getting and paying for SSL.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Thanks, Brian. I get the all clear from my best buddy Norton.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
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    Default Re: Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Website server services charge extra for SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to provide a "secure site".

    I don't use them for my sites either - not necessary (in my opinion as a non-techie non-geek) unless you have an online store selling things.

    Fairly recently (I don't recall when I started seeing it happen) they started putting up 'Not Secure' in the address bar for sites that don't have SSL.

    Used to be that the way to tell was seeing https (the "s" at the end showed that it was a "secure site") instead of seeing http before the site address.

    *I* think it is a marketing gimmick being employed to try to force (highly encourage) sites that don't need SSL into getting and paying for SSL.
    Thankyou Jerry, that makes sense. I appreciate the info.


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    Default Re: Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    I just updated my MalwareBytes and this message is coming up.

    I scanned the file shown, because it says 'outbound', but that file shows as no threats?

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    Default Re: Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    I just updated my MalwareBytes and this message is coming up.

    I scanned the file shown, because it says 'outbound', but that file shows as no threats?

    Play.pocketgolf.host
    play.feesocrald.com

    That's what I get too. Also using Malwarebytes. Do you think it's the website hosting companies or the antivirus software companies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Play.pocketgolf.host
    play.feesocrald.com

    That's what I get too. Also using Malwarebytes. Do you think it's the website hosting companies or the antivirus software companies?
    I have figured out that 'outbound' indicates that it is 'outbound' from this site, not from the chrome.exe program (I scanned chrome.exe with malwarebytes, found nothing).

    I am also not receiving any issues from other sites I go to.

    I suspect that a trojan or worm found its way into Brian's site and he has not yet been able to find it through a search and destroy - maybe the horse is too well made and looks good inside the gate?

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Web Attack on this site, anyone else?

    I'm going to hire a company to go through the site and will probably be moving the site to a new server as well.

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