questionshey woot...chrome keeps complaining about…

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I was getting the same message last night but I let it go ahead.......am I too trusting of woot?

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I saw this once or twice as well. It could have been an advertisement being served on one of woot's pages, or it could be that some setting in Chrome is set too sensitive.

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@jsimsace: yes.
Just because you trust a site doesn't mean someone didn't "cross site script" hack it (or similar).
All it takes is some deal poster or commenter to post a malware link before Mods have a chance to clean it (not that the post itself is an exploit, but following the link might lead to bad things), and Google's crawler could flag it for that.

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I got this chrome notice as well today, but not here on woot, but on the mycokerewards.com site when I was searching through rewards pages. Happily, it didn't occur when I put in MCR codes or when I used their "search" function on the site, only when browsing through rewards.

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I'm not getting it here on my machine. If you all could report what version of Chrome as well as any other techie details that would help us replicate it, that'd save a lot of time trying to narrow this down like a needle in a haystack.

Thanks a bunch!

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@inkycatz: of course, now i can't get the message at all :p

@all: i apologize for the funky wording of my original post. i swear, english not my second language is. it was done before my morning coffee. i should have known better.

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@carl669: "i swear, english not my second language is."

Thanks for the chuckle :)

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it doesn't take a CSI agent to realize this was chrome reacting to one of woot's ad providers. yet another case for using adblock...you won't get bothered with this kind of nonsense.

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I don't believe I've ever seen this warning from Chrome. But I use adblock so...

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I typically see this warning on Chrome when I first log in at work, but we have tight internet security. I log in w/ my work credentials, if I see this, I then close the session and reopen a new one and all is fine.

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@pinchecat: I agree
I vote for an ad to be the cause. "Content from cmi.netseer.com"

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FYI, this netseer deal is either a false flag or a legitimate hacked distribution of malware. this has sprung up in several other places being posted about elsewhere (chron.com for one).

and yes, it is an ad server.

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I saw the cmi.netsteer.com error today from my chrome too, switched to IE since I *cough trust cough* it more to protect me from the evils of woot.com

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@baronz: actually IE has outshone both chrome and firefox in recent browser security tests. tough to shake 15 years of bad press, though.

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Just an update, I've been getting this throughout the day periodically on a lot of different sites. Most recently a weather site. It's definitely not just woot.

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@pinchecat: I am sorry but I need proof, and not from Microsoft Fanboy websites like PCWorld.

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@caffeine_dude:
https://www.nsslabs.com/reports/your-browser-putting-you-risk-part-1-general-malware-blocking

https://www.nsslabs.com/reports/your-browser-putting-you-risk-part-2-click-fraud

...are the reports that first came to mind. these guys are far from "fan boys"...google any of the author's names and you'll see what they typically meddle with.

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@inkycatz: The problem seems to have been identified and is in the process of being corrected across multiple sites.

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It was the Superdome Darkness Squad!

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@inkycatz: Beyonce? The question was referring to malware, not underwear.

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@jsimsace: underwear can be malware depending on the last time it was washed.