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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by DV-8 » January 11, 2018 8:40pm | Report
Not sure if anyone else is having this issue, but I'm not able to access SmiteFire on my mobile device without problems.

When viewing a page for more than around 10 seconds, I'll be immediately redirected to a spam pop-up page that I can't back out of. It is constant, and annoying.

Does anyone have any advice? Thanks!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by boogiebass » January 11, 2018 8:55pm | Report
I use adblock browser on my mobile, so see if your browser supports that.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Branmuffin17 » January 11, 2018 8:58pm | Report
That's what I'd been experiencing too. I've had that trouble off and on for quite a while, though at some times it did stop.

As of now, I'm now using a VPN service, both on PC and mobile. I've backed out of using an ad-blocker, but the VPN has something called Cybersec, that blocks some ads and also prevents types of malware, etc. This has allowed me to have the normal ads pop up on the site, but not have those really awful redirects.

I'll bring this up to Mowen again, see if there's anything else she can do.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Wayne3100 » January 12, 2018 1:45am | Report
Hey guys,

We're aware of users experiencing this issue on mobile. These kind of malicious redirects are the result of specific advertisements, and we are actively working on tracking these redirection events so we can find the advertisements which cause this to happen and remove them. I'll ask Mowen whether there's any way you guys can help us in that process.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks to Janitsu for the signature!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Bernardozomer » January 12, 2018 4:39am | Report
It has been a loong time since I received one of those, and 90% of the time I access the site, it's on mobile.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Wayne3100 » January 12, 2018 2:09pm | Report
For those interested to read more on this subject, here's a recently published article about mobile redirect ads; as you might've guessed, we're not the only ones affected.

Also, for those of you who are using Chrome on mobile, Google has been working on a fix which is part of an upcoming browser version (v64, currently in beta), but can also be enabled in their current stable version (v62). To do so, simply follow these steps:
  • After opening Chrome on mobile, copy and paste this line into your mobile browser window: chrome://flags/#enable-framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture
  • Change the setting from "Default" to "Enabled", then restart your browser when prompted to do so.
Note that this flag can be enabled both on mobile and on your desktop should you have similar issues while browsing the site on PC.

This addition basically prevents iframes on a page from redirecting a user, unless they are redirected to another page on the same website - which is not malicious - or the user interacted with the iframe (for example by clicking on an advertisement). With Chrome having almost 50% of the current mobile browser market share worldwide, our hope is that other mobile browsers will soon want to add this feature as well to compete. In the meantime, we'll keep investigating other ways to combat any malicious redirects :)

Thanks to Janitsu for the signature!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Branmuffin17 » January 12, 2018 2:17pm | Report
Excellent, thanks for this, Wayne!

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by DV-8 » January 12, 2018 7:06pm | Report
Thank you so much, Wayne! Awesome stuff!

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