[ubuntu-uk] OT: Poundland

Paul Sutton zleap at zleap.net
Tue Mar 3 19:54:59 GMT 2009

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Alan Jenkins wrote:
> LeeGroups wrote:
>>>> So I really must check out this Poundland offer. I tried looking for the
>>>> Poundland website, but Google told me that poundland.com contained
>>>> malicious code and would not let me directly visit it. Wikipedia listed
>>>> the site as being at poundland.co.uk, which when I tried to access it, I
>>>> got a warning saying it was a Reported Attack Site. But I visited the
>>>> site anyway, with the NoScript actively blocking the scripts. I am
>>>> guessing that someone has probably hacked the site and put code on there
>>>> recently.
>>> http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-GB&site=http://poundland.co.uk/
>>> "Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over
>>> the past 90 days."
>>> Looks okay now if you ignore the warning and visit the site anyway.
>> I've just tried this on a Windows box, and the Avast scanner went nuts 
>> (sirens and everything) complaining an infected script file had been 
>> detected... Maybe it's not so safe after all...  Certainly not on this 
>> box anyway... :|
> Well sounds that if your a windows user you should leave well alone... 
> on Linux though you should be ok but still best to avoid going on the 
> site unless absolutely necessary.
I wonder if they are actually aware of the issue, perhaps someone who is
near to a Poundland store could go in and let em know.


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