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Steve's Pages are gone

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 243winxb, Aug 31, 2013.

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  1. 243winxb

    243winxb Member

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    Stevespages may harm your computer. My anti-virus program blocked a virus or something each time i went to the data page 2 days ago. I will no longer go there. I suggest you scan your computer for Malware, if you been there. Update- Problem resolved? See post number 11 below.
     
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  2. Rule3

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    Bummer! One of the better sites around. Have used it a lot!

    He took it down once as too many people copying stuff or something. Now someone hacked it??:(

    About as bad as when the AFTE took away free access to head stamp gallery


    (no its NOT BATFE)

    http://www.afte.org/
     
  3. mstreddy

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    The pages are not gone. For some reason, google and Firefox are reporting them as containing malware or being a threat.
    If you press through or type the url directly then you should be able to get to them My AV is not reporting any issues, but Firefox is and it says it gets the blacklist information from Google. So, somehow Google is marking the site as being a threat. The google message stated that they had at least 2 reports of threats/malware from the site over x period of time.

    I emailed Steve about it so he can either fix it or look into it.

    But as in anything -- use at your own risk.

    EM
     
  4. Rule3

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    Yes, I live life on the edge and clicked on the page and FF warned me so I backed away slowly:D

    I can wait until the problem is fixed.

    Thanks for e mailing him
     
  5. YZ

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    It can happen with no intentional wrongdoing by the owner. Indiscrete downloading if often the cause. Sometimes it is a targeted attack, when a trojan program is sent in disguise.

    It happened to a LGS web site a couple of years ago. I knew it right away that those guys either had no clue, or had dipped in a digital turd disguised as a honey pot.
     
  6. Rule3

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    Kind of OT but related

    More of a computer geek question but how do these jerks infect a web site just by downloading stuff.?? I can understand (sort of) if something is uploaded to a site but does Steves pages allow uploads??
     
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    Probably by a limited number of users with administrative privileges, any of whom can make a mistake. The sites that deal with advertising may unintentionally get involved in snooping by placing tracking cookies in customers' computers. Google does not disclose, for the obvious reasons, what exactly it does to identify "malicious" sites. They used to do random testing for example.

    P.S. Not a geek here, more like a former victim.
     
  8. Rule3

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    Edit . more of a knowledgeable computer expert question.:D;)
     
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    Good link I did not know existed. Says
    A likely case with Steve's.
     
  11. mstreddy

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    Steve emailed me back and told me that he had some issues, but that he thought they were resolved already. I sent him a screenshot of what google is reporting on his pages. I haven't heard back from him yet though.
    I think that there is a Java applet on some of his pages and that might be what's triggering the alert. These days java, flash and firefox are being updated almost daily and if you don't have the latest then sites will report issues and threats.
    I'm not saying that is the exact case with Steve's pages, but I am browsing around there without issues except for the applet that comes up with an unsafe warning and asks me if I want to run it or not.
    I hope this helps for those looking to keep a valuable resource handy. As always, YMMV.
    And, not an Expert, but a fairly knowledgeable IT dude.

    UPDATE: Just heard from Steve:
    Eddy
     
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    I hope there's a special place in Hell for cretins who do things like that.
     
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    Google Chrome still blocks it.

    Apple does not.
     
  14. Rule3

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    Google/FF still posts the warning???
     
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    Only Google. Bing and Yahoo, no tag. They likely have different screening policies, or Google may be lagging. It goes back 90 days.
     
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    I have 3 browsers Firefox, Google chrome & Internet Explorer.
    All 3 report the same thing.

     
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    It ain't the browser bud it's the Search Engine
     
  18. Match10

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    The browsers will continue to report the page until the site owner goes through a bunch of stuff to get it off the blacklists. Been there, done that.
     
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    Yes, he needs to remove himself from the RBLs.
     
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    Bing is also reporting a problem:
    My Anti-Virus software did a hard lock-up when I tried to view Steve's site. It completely blocked the site and would not let me connect. (which is a very good thing!) I'm using Avast.
     
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    My security software let me onto the site, but it blocked a web attack attempt.
     
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    You have more faith in malicious software removal tools than I! If something malicious is installed on your computer, the only safe and effective way to remove it is to format the hard drive and start over. Any thing less is an exercise in self deception.
     
  24. Rule3

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    Has anyone used this site recently? It still shows there are evil things attached to it.

    I would like to download a manual but am still ascared.:(
     
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    I went on the site tonight and the warning is not there now. I downloaded some stuff and ran my AVG to check it, and it found nothing.
     
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