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Theorist
Original Poster
#1 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 12:05 AM
Default The allthehairs' website is suspect
I just got a warning from Firefox telling me that it could damage my computer.
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 12:29 AM
Just as modern antiviruses mistake old games for untrustworthy files, perfectly innocent old websites can trigger false positives for dangerous conditions. These messages would be more useful if they told us how they suspect the website could damage the computer. There's a big difference between "this file's cookies are infected with Known Virus 100952" and "we don't recognize this code and we're in panic mode."

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Mad Poster
#3 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 12:56 AM Last edited by simmer22 : 29th Oct 2020 at 1:45 AM.
If the site has HTTP instead of HTTPS that could potentially explain it. Some antivirus programs (probably browsers, too) went nuts on old HTTP Simfileshare links a few weeks back, but fixing the links seemed to help. Not sure if that's going to help for allthehairs, though (if that's even the problem).

Firefox is tracking trackers and running checks on sites before taking you there, so it could just be there's something in the security clearance it doesn't like. I've had one browser go "ALERT!!!!" and another "Nah, it's fine" on a webpage before, without getting any alerts from my antivirus.

When that's said, the Allthehairs page has had some issues with this lately. I don't know if whoever is running that site is still around and check up on it every once in a while, but perhaps it's time they see what's going on with all the potential security issues? I've had a couple warnings on there too, and I'm kinda paranoid when it comes to potentially unsafe pages, so I must admit I haven't been on there for a while, but I haven't used the site much anyway.
Theorist
Original Poster
#4 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 1:15 AM
It seems like phishing is a thing nowadays.
Firefox is telling that the website leads to malicious sites.
Inventor
#5 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 3:12 AM
Just speaking from my experiences , I've never had any trouble there at all. I go there multiple times every week. The owner is active, I recently left them a message about a few spam entries and they responded.

ETA , you can give the owner ( applesauce) a heads up here if you want http://allthehairs.uk/?q=node/9&page=2

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Mad Poster
#6 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 7:11 AM
Most of the time my Webroot tells me MTS is suspicious...

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#7 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 11:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOOKIEBLAYLOCK
ETA , you can give the owner ( applesauce) a heads up here if you want http://allthehairs.uk/?q=node/9&page=2


I think I'll pass unless someone has an email or Twitter or something for applesauce.

Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
Most of the time my Webroot tells me MTS is suspicious...
Some of us who frequent MTS are suspicious...
Mad Poster
#8 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 1:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
Most of the time my Webroot tells me MTS is suspicious...


Some of the old site links still work and occasionally come up as "unsafe" (not to the same degree as allthehairs, though), but if you make sure to use https://modthesims.info/ it seems fine.
Theorist
Original Poster
#9 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 1:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOOKIEBLAYLOCK
Just speaking from my experiences , I've never had any trouble there at all. I go there multiple times every week. The owner is active, I recently left them a message about a few spam entries and they responded.

ETA , you can give the owner ( applesauce) a heads up here if you want http://allthehairs.uk/?q=node/9&page=2

I went there lately and didn't get this kind of message until yesterday.
I won't take the risk though. I'll wait till the site is fixed.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 4:33 PM
Getting the same message on Vivaldi browser:
"The site ahead contains malware
Attackers currently on allthehairs.uk might attempt to install dangerous programs on your computer that steal or delete your information (for example, photos, passwords, messages, and credit cards). Learn more"

I hope it's solved soon since allthehairs is such an important site nowadays.
Inventor
#11 Old 30th Oct 2020 at 12:59 AM
I left a comment over there ( it's awaiting moderation) including a link to this thread. I'll update here after they respond.

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Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 30th Oct 2020 at 1:27 AM
The reason given for why google thinks it's an attack site is that it contains links to dangerous sites. So it could be that someone just added a link to a bad site there. It shouldn't be dangerous to just visit it unless you click on one of the links, so it should probably be fine to just go there to alert the site owners.
Scholar
#13 Old 31st Oct 2020 at 2:50 PM
Hmm, I was on All the Hairs a few weeks ago and it was fine, but I've just tried today and got a big red warning, similar to simsample's screenshot. That would put me off a bit, although I don't know much about malware/viruses/safety in general.

I have to admit that I did have the Simfileshare links issue recently, and I just bypassed it/told Avast it was safe, because I was feeling a bit impatient, and had been on there a lot with no problems, every day for a few days/weeks beforehand. I don't know if that's actually safe or if it was silly of me.
Mad Poster
#14 Old 31st Oct 2020 at 9:43 PM Last edited by Annaminna : 1st Nov 2020 at 6:39 PM.
Got Firefox update today and this site is now in their blacklist,

Oh, it works on MS Edge because I don't have any security apps there.
Mad Poster
#15 Old 1st Nov 2020 at 4:52 PM
For various reasons, I usually use Opera to visit Sims-related sites. Opera's built-in security never raised an alarm so I didn't know there was a problem until I read this thread.

It would help a lot if Firefox, Chrome, etc. would identify the bad site link instead of going all "OMG allthehairs WHOLE WEBSITE is a malware1!1!1!"
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