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Facebook Link to My Site Redirects to Unwanted Adult Content



4:56 pm on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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My site is a family oriented site,with a dedicated children's section, so people of all ages come to visit.

I have a Facebook page, Twitter feed, Google+, etc. but I've never had this issue before: someone is saying that when they clicked on a post that I made, linking to a page on my site, a new tab opens on her computer showing a porn site. When she tries to close the tab, another one opens, again with porn.

I cannot reproduce the problem on my own computer, or on two others that I tried. I suggested that maybe her computer was infected with malware, but she says it is a brand new laptop, and she's never had this happen before.

Has anyone encountered this before?


2:28 am on Dec 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Brand New laptops might be new but they are almost always outdated because they have sat in a warehouse or store for weeks if not months. Very common for Adobe Flash, Java, and Microsoft OS to be outdated by the time the computer is sold. So, it could very easily become infected the minute it's used on the Internet.

It could also be that she was on a hacked router or network. If she was on unsecured WiFi then anythings possible.


4:26 am on Dec 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Apparently, it was a PHP hack on my site. I had my web host update to the latest PHP for better security, cleaned the infected php pages, changed all my passwords, put my computer through a virus scan and malware scan. So...hopefully I won't get any more issues like this.

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