VIRUS ALERT - let's stop the spam!
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Published: June 15, 2011
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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PvrqleHobbyist General Artist
........ /\_/\ 
   ( ・ω・)  
  _| ⊃/(___ 
/ └-(____/ 
 ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ 
Are the spammers gone? 
No. 

 <⌒/ヽ-、___ 
/<_/____/back to sleep den
legendofspyrothedrag's avatar
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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maximathevaporeonStudent Traditional Artist
yay...and i like ur icon...


PLZ CLICK MY LINK XDDDDD MY JOURNALM ITS GETING ''WTFIER''
AtomicWhiskers's avatar
AtomicWhiskersStudent General Artist
Your a DA saver! thanks.
Artist-KGH's avatar
Artist-KGHHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this.
iJemz's avatar
iJemzHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up. :)
MOXANDNUNZA's avatar
MOXANDNUNZAStudent General Artist
thanks tana for the warning ;3
ThatNintendoFangirl's avatar
ThatNintendoFangirlHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the heads up. ^^
Lindigaro-K's avatar
Lindigaro-KHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the warning :)
LongcatMaximum's avatar
haha this is fantastic
JonathanBluestone's avatar
JonathanBluestoneProfessional General 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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GothliciousHobbyist 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.
SillyStrawnana's avatar
my journal keep posting twice
ssceles's avatar
sscelesHobbyist 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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warriorcatroseeyesHobbyist 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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TheseKrimzonFlamesProfessional Writer
dA dealt with this within hours.
BlueSolitaire's avatar
BlueSolitaireHobbyist 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)
AutumnSky246's avatar
AutumnSky246Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. C:
MisfitsChibis's avatar
MisfitsChibisStudent Traditional Artist
Appreciate the Warning! many thanks!
MizzyRii's avatar
MizzyRiiStudent Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting us know C:
...But I feel like doing just that.
*stupidstupidstupid*
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Mongoose9634Professional General Artist
thanks for the heads up
L1zk1t's avatar
L1zk1tHobbyist
thanks for letting us know!
DrStrangeman's avatar
DrStrangemanProfessional Filmographer
Did anyone else think of the Weird Al song when you saw this news?
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Ello-is-brokenStudent Traditional Artist
Yes! :XD:
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