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Does TMC have Malware?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by K-MTG, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Recently (like today) when I browse TMC OpenDNS reports Malware from the domain: "x.skimresources.com" and this domain is in the source of TMC. Not sure if this is legitimately malware or not.
     

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  2. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I use a script blocker in my browser (JS Blocker for Safari) and it blocks scripts from skimresources.com, but it appears it's a tracking company. You should add them to a blacklist.

    Incidentally, what a terrible and obvious name!
     
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  3. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Looks like they just added this tracking company. I also notice that OpenDNS is blocking these domains as well, not sure what these are but it also marks them as malware:
    1) sc.iasds01.com
    2) anycast.sc.iasds01.com
    3) p.liadm.com

    How did you make the script?

    All of this just started, I hope nothing is infecting my Mac
     

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  4. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    If you browse with Safari, you can just install this extension: JS Blocker

    It will block every script except what you whitelist.
     
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  5. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Cool, I just installed it. Do you know how I can figure out what these domains are all about:

    1) sc.iasds01.com
    2) anycast.sc.iasds01.com
    3) p.liadm.com

    OpenDNS blocked them because of malware
     
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  6. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    iasds01 is Integral Ad Science - also appears to be a tracker
    liadm.com is LiveIntent - same category, targeted advertising

    Doesn't look like anything specifically malicious, but probably want to keep your data away from them either way.
     
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  7. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Yup, thanks for the info about JS blocker. It stopped reporting malware after the install.
     
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  8. wdolson

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    Firefox has NoScript that does the same thing.
     
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  9. dandelot

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    Privacy Badger from eff.org (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is not quite the same
    thing as NoScript, but PB does help prevent tracking.
     
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  11. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

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    I just started getting blasted with a bunch of email spam????? By chance is this tied to the new TMC site? I'd hate to junk participation because they are trying to sell member's data.
     
  12. danny

    danny Administrator

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    Nope.
     

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