Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

Ted Hembach

TLara

Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

May 26 2019
Hello Fleeties,

I recently encountered some malware while browsing in the STO Wiki (sto.gampedia.com). It's a pop-up thats tells you that your system is somewhat endangered and that you have to save your system files immediatly. The pop-up window has only an 'OK' button as option.
DO NOT HIT OKAY IN THIS WINDOW!
Instead, I suggest to do a computer reset without closing any browser window before. A short investigation shows, that it is a common cloudfront malware distributed by some advertising networks (which are also used by sto.gamepedia).

Does someone also have this problem?
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Edited May 26 2019 by TLara
Lars Zandor

Lars_Zandor

Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

May 26 2019
Thanks for letting us know, TLara. I don't get any pop-ups when on the STO Wiki, but I have two different add-blockers (Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin) installed, so maybe that negates that danger.
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Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

May 26 2019
Thanks for the heads-up! I fortunately have not seen it yet, but it's good to be forewarned.
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Dave

Voleron

Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

May 26 2019
Haven't encountered it yet, but STO Wiki is brutal for the number of ads that they have.  I don't tend to get pop-ups from them, but the embedded ads are so brutal that it slows my browser to a crawl regularly.  It's too bad that they have so much information that I use, otherwise I'd never go there, honestly.
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Kieran

Kierix

Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

May 26 2019
Quote by Lars_Zandor
Thanks for letting us know, TLara. I don't get any pop-ups when on the STO Wiki, but I have two different add-blockers (Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin) installed, so maybe that negates that danger.


I too use a double whammy approach and dont encounter them, so best to ensure you have protection when heading out alone!
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Ted Hembach

TLara

Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

May 28 2019
Thanks for your replies, and thanQ for your Tip Lars. I've installed uBlock Origin (AdBlock plus I had already), lets hope it will get better now!
Edited May 28 2019 by TLara
Danielle Reasor

Gul_Kobek

Caution advised - Security Threat on STO Wiki

June 26 2019
I see this all the time when browsing the wiki on my phone.  You’re right, it’s an ad, and the “service” they’re selling is ransomware.  I don’t have an ad blocker on the phone, so I just hit the “back” button on the browser to go back to the page I needed.