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I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:42 am
by KAGU143
It appears that Apositive has been hacked with a re-direct virus that will affect you if you're using Chrome. It will send you to some nasty porn sites, and I'm sorry - I don't (yet) know how to fix it.
I AM working on it!
I don't know when it happened, but I think it might have been very recent, like in the last 24 hours. It only seems to redirect you after you have clicked on several posts or other clicks, and, to the best of my knowledge, it doesn't infect your computer.

Be careful, folks. If you find yourself redirected to a porn site, don't click ANYTHING!

Okay, it appears that the fix is going to require us to update our software, so that means that we'll have to go offline temporarily.
I'm not sure when it will happen, but we have called for professional backup and we'll get it fixed asap.


If you don't use Chrome you should be fine.

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:18 am
by KAW143
Hang on, folks. We've called in the cavalry.

The documentation on the forum's software developer site indicated that this only affects Chrome. I've tested with Edge, however, and it still happens.

It would appear that if I don't use any of the quick links under the board index tab, I don't get redirected, but that is merely anecdotal.

Two things: 1. Try not using the quick links.

2. Consider A+ NSFW until we can get this fixed.

With apologies! Previous to this, we've never really needed much help in maintaining the site. Believe it or not, this is the first time we've been actually, honest to goodness hacked. Either we've been very lucky, or we have suddenly arrived as a hacker destination, or both.

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:56 pm
by Tanwen
Does this mean we're getting big enough to be noticed? Thanks for all the time and effort you've put into getting us back up and running {{{Hugs}}} all round :D

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:25 am
by PiF
The site is Back!!! where will I get my porn and Viagra from now?

I'm using chromebook but had the same issues on my apple device as well but now see the forum back (obviously :lol: )

the board is back with what looks like a 101 but most of it there...thank you all for trying to sort this..there is only so much "you might know some one in these pics" you can look at, especially as I never saw anyone I knew. :D

What I did notice is that we have had for sometime.....a message when you search for apositive..that on the search results..google was showing "this site maybe hacked" but when it was hacked, that message no longer was there. I wish google would stop inviting people to do so :D

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:25 pm
by KAGU143
Well, now that we're all fixed, porn free, and updated . . .

WHERE IS EVERYBODY???

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:44 pm
by Karl
Have you sent out a forum-wide email notification to let people know it's all safe?

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:09 pm
by KAGU143
Hmmm. Nope. I've never used that feature.
But that's a good idea.

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:32 am
by Ciri
I'm here. I like that avatars are now on the left hand side. It made me twitchy when they were on the right and I very rarely checked to see who i was talking to :p

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:51 am
by KAGU143
Now that's interesting! For me, they're on the right side.
One thing that I do miss is the ability to thank posts. It wasn't a big deal, but sometimes it was nice.

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:15 pm
by Ciri
Oooh. It's as it normally was when I'm on IPad. iPhone is different.

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:26 pm
by PiF
Chromebook at the momment and avatars are on the right side and the text is a couple of sizes smaller than it used to be......the same for my windows unit and safari also

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:10 pm
by Karl
You now have the option of left or right side.
Screenshot 2016-04-26 17.08.51.png

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:22 pm
by Ciri
That's the most amazing thing I have seen all day.

I bow down to you.

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:47 pm
by PiF
oooo Shineeeeee Cheers Karl

Re: I am not amused :(

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:28 am
by KAGU143
Karl has magical website powerz and he's amazing!