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    Another Ad Blocker we have to deal with
    Just read the following article:
    http://www.netsquirrel.com/articles/..._spoofing.html

    Sounds scary if you're using an older version of Firefox. Look at one of
    their recommendations to fix this, to download Adblock. If everyone using
    Firefox starts downloading this Adblock now, looks like there will be more
    of our affiliate ads being blocked.

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    Sure looks like Adwhores and cybercriminals are building up a groundswell for supporting a Safe Haven Network model where consumers -merchnats and affiliates can drop the shields and shop & conduct business safely.
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    I like traffic lights
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    The good news about this adblock thing is, unlike Nortons, there is no pre-supplied file of blocked content. The user starts with an empty slate.

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    Doesn't firefox already have built in ad block.

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    Popup blocker, yes.

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    I've noticed that Firefox has the Update icon on for the past few days, and it says there are critical updates available. I've tried several times, but it won't update. I wonder if this has anything to do with it.

    Andy

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    I've also noticed outgoing packets to the University of Oregon when I fire up FireFox. Five IP packets to 140.211.166.206 every time I fire it up.

    I'm Infected.

    Fred

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    When i check my best site with Firefox and AdBlock installed, only my title gets the option of being blocked So it looks like it either works poorly or was built by an affiliate marketer...
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    Good post Waybar. I had the older version that was vulnerable.

    The packets to the U of O are to Mozilla. I it interesting that Mozilla "phones home" every time you atart it.

    Fred

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    Just check firefox has a built in popup blocker and built in ad blocker. Just right click any ad image and select block image and any future ads hosted on that server won't be displayed.

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    What makes this worse is there are sites out there offering their "list" to anyone who wants it. So the user doesn't have to create their own list, just download one. Some of the lists I saw are enough to make folks nervous by blocking such terms like amazon.com, linksynergy, qksrv, banner, affiliate and hundreds more.
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