[CentOS] Firefox Issue

Thu Jan 5 18:24:02 UTC 2017
Andrew Holway <andrew.holway at gmail.com>

Maybe is was an ad redirect. I get this a lot on my phone where people are
putting malicious js in ads that redirects me to advertisements for rock
hard erections whilst I'm reading articles. Its very noisome!

On 4 January 2017 at 22:33, Chris Olson <chris_e_olson at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Everyone is back at work and starting to use computers on our
> smallest network which has Internet access through a rather old
> Linksys router.  Two systems were left on and screen-locked over
> the extra long weekend.  There does not appear to have been any
> Internet access interruption in our absence.
> A Firefox browser on one system was left pointing to a commonly
> used web site: https://www.yahoo.com/.  This Yahoo web page was
> not displayed when the user unlocked the screen and brought up
> the browser from the task bar.
> Instead, a site located at the link https://gaibacoupontec.com
> was displayed with a message indicating that there was an urgent
> Firefox update required.  There was a button to download and to
> install the update.  I killed the Firefox browser rather than
> getting rid of it with the X in the upper right hand corner.
> This event has the aroma of an unwanted cyber intrusion, which
> is why I killed the browser.  I have also copied and stored the
> full URL displayed in the browser, but have only included the
> first part "https://gaibacoupontec.com" here so as not to tempt
> anyone to risk access.
> Is it possible that a new Firefox flaw has been detected and is
> being exploited for malicious purposes?
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