"Urgent Chrome Update" phony download notice...

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Intheswamp, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    Just a few mintues ago...

    I had been on the forum for about an hour and suddenly the forum screen and tab was replaced with an "Urgent Google Update" screen depicting the google icon and a download button. The hijack(?) attempt already had a "patch" file in the download que ready to send to me.

    I don't know if this came from BYC or somewhere else, though I've had no issues elsewhere. The address of the bogus screen/website is REMOVETHISphoohjamesnorquay.org/3641673770636/0e8d16176f74466f35155f5780341c9d.html . The actual url does not have the "REMOVETHIS" string in it.

    Just thought I'd let somebody know with administration know about it.

    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 5, 2016
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for letting us know. We haven't seen or heard any other reports or problems, but if it shows up again, or if anybody else sees it, please take a screenshot and post it.

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