Hijacks! Don't update "Flashplayer"

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by eyesimp, May 21, 2018.

  1. eyesimp

    eyesimp In the Brooder

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    I have found a couple of places where hackers have hijacked Backyard Chicken. The link to the dosage chart now triggers a fake notice that Flashplayer is outdate and needs to be updated. That is a SCAM. If you click to update it will load MALWARE on you computer. Don't click!
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Please report any posts, articles, etc. that might be causing anything even remotely close to this!

    The quickest way to resolve this is to click the "Report" icon on the item causing problems:
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    We take security VERY seriously and take action immediately when we find problems.
     
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  3. eyesimp

    eyesimp In the Brooder

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    The problem I had was that the window for the popup covered the item. I couldn't get to the page. I'll try going back to it and see if I can move the popup and get to the report button.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you copy/paste the link and send it in a message to a staff member?
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    @eyesimp You reported the link in the Tylan thread, sure enough it goes someplace else. Its been deleted. Thank you! :)
     
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Great teamwork!!!

    :thumbsup
     
  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    I never click on any outside links or requested updates. Everyone should practice that. Members who post off site links to photos/videos- are ignored. If it's not embedded within the sanctuary of this super safe site called BYC, I don't click on it. But thank you for addressing the problem.
     

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