Is ngemu being used to host malware/spam?

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  1. weej

    weej New Member

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    Hi
    I'm not sure which section to put this in - but I was on browsing ebooks and suddenly the site stops responding and keeps demanding I install flash - since what I was doing is arguably dubious (and I probably contracted an annoying script or 2) I normally wouldn't click anything.

    Here's the kicker though, I'm on linux and as expected the install button tries to install a "flash_player.exe" what caught my attention was where this exe was hosted. Here apparently.

    http://i.imgur.com/DDiIapR.png

    Now I've been to this place on and off a decade as a lurker, much less since the site look changed. However has the site been recently sold off or something? Any ideas why its linking here?
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  3. Yeloazndevil

    Yeloazndevil Administrator Staff Member

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    its been sold twice. I haven't noticed anything at all since I do have adblock plus and noscript installed.
  4. Hard core Rikki

    Hard core Rikki Super Moderator Staff Member Award Winner!

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    Its not recent (spoof music files), but that it'd be linked from elsewhere is new. I guess someone messed up the attachment restoration process' folder permissions.
  5. kenmasters1983

    kenmasters1983 Member

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    I get no spam popup adwares or anything when browsing this site from 2 pcs and 1 mobile....the site is fine
  6. weej

    weej New Member

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    @kenmasters1983 that isn't what I'm saying, the link is popping up on a totally different site (NOT ngemu.com) meant for downloading ebooks as said before I can understand shifty scripts and I'm okay with that, theyre easy to trace and remove for me. What I AM pointing out is the download link to the "flash installer" which I highly doubt is that but haven't really tested (linux, even with Wine support, is not really 100% on running windows apps and I'm not bothering to install a VM). Just wanted to bring it to the notice of others in case the file was being hosted without the admins knowledge somehow.

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