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OI! GUYS! Another exploit is running around dA!

If anyone on your devWATCH list posts a journal that has a short link  from bit.ly in it with a description like "HAHA", "LMAO", "omg this is sooo stupid lol" or "ROFL THIS IS GREAT", DO NOT CLICK IT.

It's going to make you automatically post a journal with the exact same message and spam dA.

Even though the file you're opening seems to be a broken JPG image it is in fact a PHP file with an embed iframe in which runs a very simple script that opens your dA profile and posts a journal.

Don't worry. It doesn't do anything beside posting the journal... so far. It's just annoying and spams the page.

BUT

The source code might change after it spreads making the content malicious, so don't click the goddamn link for your own good.


PS. Yes, I know it's not technically a hack or a virus, but hell, this draws attention and that's the whole point - to stop the spam before it spreads like the one we had before and which made the $taff implement the "there be monsters" buffer page when leaving dA by links.

Spread the news guy. It's better to have one day with 'don't click the link' than months of pointless spam.
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Pvrqle Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Are the spammers gone? 
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/<_/____/back to sleep den
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:iconlegendofspyrothedrag:
um...*reading*...huh :-? what happen in the past (in your journal, you said:PS. Yes, I know it's not technically a hack or a virus, but hell, this draws attention and that's the whole point - to stop the spam before it spreads like the one we had before and which made the $taff implement the "there be monsters" buffer page when leaving dA by links.)
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maximathevaporeon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yay...and i like ur icon...


PLZ CLICK MY LINK XDDDDD MY JOURNALM ITS GETING ''WTFIER''
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:iconatomicwhiskers:
AtomicWhiskers Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Your a DA saver! thanks.
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:iconartist-kgh:
Artist-KGH Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this.
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:iconijemz:
iJemz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up. :)
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:iconmoxandnunza:
MOXANDNUNZA Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks tana for the warning ;3
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:iconthatnintendofangirl:
ThatNintendoFangirl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up. ^^
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:iconlindigaro-k:
Lindigaro-K Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the warning :)
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:iconlongcatmaximum:
LongcatMaximum Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
haha this is fantastic
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:iconjonathanbluestone:
JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Artist
Spam, the final frontier ... its sad to think that perhaps in centuries to come, aliens on other worlds may be picking up our wi-fi signals and receiving "penis enlargements" or "wanna date tonite?" (with apologies) ... what a piece of work is man. Never a truer word spoken in jest.
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Gothlicious Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a minute...? A PHP file? I've been seeing that around lately, and not just on dA. I was on a manga website all day trying to figure this coding ((as I like to say)) out and I still don't know. I tried Googling it and everything.

Something like this perhaps: /home/scoutzz/public_html/checkauth.php

It's getting on my nerves because it keeps changing the manga page I'm on. I have to exits out the tab it was on, wait 5 minutes before bring it up again and exit out again because it changes and doesn't want to go back. The process repeats every five minutes.
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:iconsillystrawnana:
SillyStrawnana Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
my journal keep posting twice
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:iconssceles:
ssceles Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... early summer is just the time for hackers, I guess. One of my other sites just had a similar problem, only it was sent via PMs/equivalent to our notes.
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:iconwarriorcatroseeyes:
warriorcatroseeyes Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It's when the little hacker wannabe bastards get outta school. :shakefist:
That, or school ends and people start coming online more, especially the kids, and start spreading everything like wildfire.
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:iconthesekrimzonflames:
TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Writer
dA dealt with this within hours.
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:iconbluesolitaire:
BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the warning. I don't click on stuff like that anyway. Cautiously Optimistic Paranoia :paranoid: If anything, I'd like to see DA fix a glitch I'm bumping into (only if I use IE 8. I know. IE is shit. I still like it. This is a new problem) *goes off to report "bug"*
(if you're looking at comments in a Journal or a deviation, and you click on the next page of comments, you get nothing but code. :frustrated: Doesn't do that with FF)
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:iconautumnsky246:
AutumnSky246 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. C:
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:iconmisfitschibis:
MisfitsChibis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Appreciate the Warning! many thanks!
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:iconmizzyrii:
MizzyRii Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting us know C:
...But I feel like doing just that.
*stupidstupidstupid*
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:iconmongoose9634:
Mongoose9634 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the heads up
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:iconl1zk1t:
L1zk1t Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks for letting us know!
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:icondrstrangeman:
DrStrangeman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Did anyone else think of the Weird Al song when you saw this news?
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:iconello-is-broken:
Ello-is-broken Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! :XD:
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shanachan1989 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
thx!
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:iconkittyface1717:
KittyFace1717 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the warning!
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:iconcamwoodstock:
Camwoodstock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I'm a chicken now. I joined aroudn that sort of time...
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:iconyoukai-hime:
youkai-hime Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011   Artist
aaahhhhhhhhhh the horror!!! :stare:
man these phishing things suck
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BucklesInTheSun Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
It's summer and the kids are out of school. If they aren't vandalizing other people's property in real life, they're doing it on the internet.
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:iconyukiko-berrie:
Yukiko-berrie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Well said.
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:iconishtardragon:
IshtarDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thanks for the advice! :)
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omegasigma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
rule of thumb, same as an email, never open links you dont know, and look for the obvious, alot of those spam things are worded the same way
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mandalamker Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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:icontidalwaveslion:
TidalWavesLion Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*Sigh* And this is why I have Noscript on my firefox browsers.
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:iconrtil:
rtil Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
noscript aint gonna save you from server side code, buddy
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TidalWavesLion Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XDD oh it has once before. But still, I'm always on guard for this stuff and if the admins say that they're working on a fix/have it fixed then it's all good and we don't have to worry so much about it-but we should still keep our guard up.

I mean thank god this place isn't like Sony. Instead of a firewall they have a welcome mat.
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:iconrtil:
rtil Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
sony dug their own grave
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:icontidalwaveslion:
TidalWavesLion Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
preaty much
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:iconizene:
Izene Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha,telling some one to not doing something will most probably have the opposite effect D:
This is too tempting!Must.Click.LINK Gah!
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:iconvocaloidotakurisa:
VocaloidOtakuRisa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the update<3
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:icononejumpweb:
OneJumpWeb Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Hi there galing tlga ng mga graphic artist...nga pla 2 ol interested hiring kme now...Web Graphic Artist...Cnu interested?
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aLzRitH Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
news article po ito teh, hindi Classified Ads.
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PeachyLatte Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Excuse me po, English speaking site ito, so hanap kanalang sa ibang forum katulad ng "Symbianize" which is a filipino only forum~
Thank you~
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:iconalzrith:
aLzRitH Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, nice !
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:iconpeachylatte:
PeachyLatte Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student General Artist
;D
someone has to help him before people start flaming him or something
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:icontodd18:
todd18 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Why is someone or something always trying to sabotage DeviantArt?
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:iconkhalipse:
Khalipse Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this always happens in all sites
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:iconzetikla:
Zetikla Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I heard that one the artist got hacked , what the hell is going on again??! I hope that i wont get hacked in my turn too...
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:iconvesner:
vesner Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The exploit did NOT hack or gather any information. dA has already solved the issue. For more info read their official blog: [link]
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