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What the Freckle?
« on: January 05, 2011, 01:36:44 PM »
Whenever I go to my profile, then choose "Modify Profile", then go down to "Forum Profile", such as to change my pic, my computer/browser (browser is Google Chrome) gives a malware warning, saying going to "the following site" may harm my computer.

We all know that trying to edit my profile isn't dangerous, so what the heck is up?

While I'm pondering this/waiting for response, I think I'll change my pic anyway by bypassing the dumb warning. BUT, if my computer crashes and I lose all my data, I'll blame Terry. ;)

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 02:17:13 PM »
That's really strange - hopefully it's nothing to worry about, I've heard that Chrome is a little more paranoid about malware warnings than other browsers. I found this while searching, which indicates that the problem might be something do with the site you uploaded your avatar from: http://oliverfisher.blogspot.com/2009/01/cross-site-warnings.html

(I can't reproduce the problem)

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 03:23:04 PM »
No, I'm wrong - there's something seriously up with this forum, and I think I've found the problem. It looks like someone's found an exploit with SMF or something, they're hosting a very dodgy website from avatars directory.

Thanks for the warning! I'm taking the forum into maintenance mode to try and fix it.

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 07:05:30 AM »
Ok, all cleaned up now! I've upgraded to the latest version of the forum too. Hopefully that'll cut down on the number of spambots signing up.

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 07:55:34 AM »
The Reply button looks a bit messed up now. Is this related?

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 08:02:57 AM »
That just seems to be the new button on the latest version of the forum.

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011, 08:54:24 AM »
With a couple of oddly shaped, gaping holes in the bottom of it? I guess.

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 09:07:42 AM »
Er, ok, I'm not seeing that at all :o Could you post a screenshot or something?

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 09:17:32 AM »
Here's what I'm seeing. Intel MacBook, running OS 10.6.5 and Firefox 3.6.13.

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 09:25:43 AM »
Weird :vitellary:

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 09:40:24 AM »
The "New Topic" button is weirder.

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Re: What the Freckle?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 02:07:41 PM »
Everything looks normal to me, on the part of the buttons.

Oh, and also, there was (no duh) no malware on the page.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to say, thanks for clearing it up, Terry!