DFO hacked again

pgm554

Platinum Member
To you folks using or about to use DFO ,be aware it's hacked with a XSS script attack(again).

So you have been warned.
 

OldReliable

Senior Member
To you folks using or about to use DFO ,be aware it's hacked with a XSS script attack(again).

So you have been warned.
That sucks! With all their malicious pop ups, I’ve just about given up on the forum. It’s practically unviewable! Hope they get this sorted out once and for all.
 

pgm554

Platinum Member
That sucks! With all their malicious pop ups, I’ve just about given up on the forum. It’s practically unviewable! Hope they get this sorted out once and for all.
I went there because somebody on a different forum was having member registration issues.

As soon as I got there ,it was the red screen of death.

Never go there on a regular basis anymore.

Decent site ,but unless the admins gets off their butts to fix it ,unusable without a script blocker.
 
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MasterBlaster

Guest
1) WTH is DFO?

2) Does no one use an ad-blocker?

3) And if so, does it not work there?
 

Merlin5

Gold Member
Not come across this issue yet. I've had their main GD forum page open all day and posted a reply earlier today. Just refreshed the page and it's fine, last post from someone was a few minutes ago.
 

pgm554

Platinum Member
1) WTH is DFO?

2) Does no one use an ad-blocker?

3) And if so, does it not work there?
drumforum.org

An adblocker does not block scripts which do something called cross site scripting(like the old java bomb attack)

I used to use a script blocker all the time ,but since Firefox changed browser support API's ,the new version causes too many issues on other sites.

But with that being said,I should not have go out of my way to fix another site's lack of proper security protocol.
 

Mongrel

Silver Member
I have been on DFO at least three times today on my iPhone, and twice on my desktop.....

Not ONE issue or hiccup....not one. If I hadn't of seen this post it wouldn't have even crossed my mind. I even went back intentionally after seeing this post just to check and nothing happened.

Running Norton AdBlocker.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
I also had trouble with a hacked video from Sabian there.
I contacted Sabian about it, and they said they were looking into it.
It was from a 2012 post, and the video was comparing 4 RBDR's.
 

TheElectricCompany

Senior Member
I'm one of the lucky ones. I have the latest version of Adblock Plus and I haven't run into any problems on my desktop. Sometimes the site is nonfunctional on my phone, but if I wait a few minutes it starts working again. It's my favorite drum forum at the moment and it's disappointing to see every thread on the topic shut down by the mods. If they'd leave one running topic open it'd be fine, but they basically clam up and tell people to deal with it at this point. I don't really have any faith it will be fixed.
 

pgm554

Platinum Member
I'm one of the lucky ones. I have the latest version of Adblock Plus and I haven't run into any problems on my desktop. Sometimes the site is nonfunctional on my phone, but if I wait a few minutes it starts working again. It's my favorite drum forum at the moment and it's disappointing to see every thread on the topic shut down by the mods. If they'd leave one running topic open it'd be fine, but they basically clam up and tell people to deal with it at this point. I don't really have any faith it will be fixed.
If you're going to be the sysadmin of a site ,it's your obligation to maintain it.
There are some fundamentals that need to be observed such as keep it up to date with the latest Wordpress patches and scan your code for malware using sites like Google and others.

If your advertising subscription provider is suspect,then quit using them.

This isn't some Russian porn site we're talking about,it's a legit endeavor.

Not one of the other drum forums I use have this consistent of a problem.
 

Skrivarna

Senior Member
Never had a problem over there. On Windows 7, Chrome browser, no ad-blocker.
Opened it right now, posted something and clicked around a little -- seems fine to me.
 

motleyh

Senior Member
On my iPhone, I've had to delete and reinstall my Chrome browser a number of times when it's encountered malware on DFO. On my laptop, I can usually just close a tab in order to shut down the red screen; usually I run an antivirus scan to be sure nothing has downloaded. It's super irritating and a poor use of my time. This is not advertising, it's redirection that can freeze the browser. Seems like something that user adblockers shouldn't be expected to deal with.

It's certainly cut down on my visits to that site, and made me cautious about posting there.
 

hippy chip

Silver Member
I haven't had any problems on DFO---or any other site---If your security is letting this stuff through on a discussion forum you might want to think about what is happening when you do your online banking! There are much more serious threats that you might not notice.
 

KamaK

Platinum Member
As one of the developers of the CCG IDSS/Webstats backend in 99', I sincerely apologize for all of the problems that advertisement aggregators have caused.

My recommendation would be "noscript" for critical computers, and "adblock" for casual browsing.

If a site wants to serve an advertisement, they may do so from their own domain, or the client's domain. If Drummerworld wants to serve me a Guitarcenter ad, that ad needs to come from drummerworld.com or guitarcenter.com.... Not mediablitz.adcampaign.scamu.tv
 

Chunkaway

Silver Member
What with the ultra-conservative slant and the issues with ads, I have completely given up on DFO. Damn shame because there are some knowledgable people there.
 
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