Website Issues

May 13, 2010

We’re still experiencing security issues with the website as there seems to be a vulnerability in the network or wordpress.┬áPlease be advised that some systems are susceptible to the redirect currently popping up.

We’re doing our best to find a final solution. Bear with us!

7 Responses to “Website Issues”

  1. Sandy on May 13th, 2010 5:50 PM

    I’m writing a paper about violence in sports media, and one of the questions i need to answer is the potential financial issues sports like UFC (and others) have. If theres any information you could provide…or if you could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

  2. Machiel Van on May 14th, 2010 7:58 AM

    If anyone gets this far, what I’ve been doing is waiting for the MmaPayout site to load, then immediately pressing the “Stop” button on my browser. This prevents the redirect from occurring, but still allows me to read the articles on the site. Of course, this must be repeated for each page you want to open. Still, it’s a quick and simple solution until the security issues are resolved. Good luck guys and thank youfor all the great content you continue to deliver!

  3. Machiel Van on May 14th, 2010 7:59 AM

    typo

  4. Kelsey Philpott on May 14th, 2010 12:44 PM

    It’s been really frustrating, because as soon as we get rid of one, another pops up in its place! However, I’ve yet to experience the problems myself, because I use Google Chrome.

    Neither Adam nor myself are tech guys, so it’s a matter of placing it in the hands of other people (which is tough to do).

    I’ve got some great content planned for next week that I’m hoping to post Monday (including an exclusive interview with THQ). Fingers crossed!

    Thanks for the continued support.

  5. HB on May 15th, 2010 6:13 AM

    My antivirus program (Kaspersky) tells me it’s a trojan, which is why you can’t get rid of the problem. If I understand trojans correctly, they’re programs that run in the background and keep replicating the issue anytime there’s a trigger. And those triggers include virtually any attempt to delete the program itself.

    At this end, Kaspersky catches it and allows me to access the site normally except for the dialog that pops up to warn me that it’s done its job. I have two notices of the infection. The “objects” are given as:

    http://kdjkfjskdjskdjf.com/kp.php/kp

    and

    http://holasion.com/oo.php

    I had to copy those manually, so I hope they’re accurate. You should be able to look it up on the web and find a malware program that will eliminate it. If you do look it up, don’t enter the full address or you’ll end up with a new infection. I’d try a search on “holasi” in a search engine like Google or Yahoo. Don’t put it in the address bar because it might complete the entry and navigate to it.

    Or just look up “malware.” I suggested the longer method because that’s what I happened to do, and got specific information on the trojan including a step-by-step method of manually removing it without getting a malware program.

    I know from experience with trojans that you can’t just search for and delete it. However, there are free or trial versions of malware programs that will get rid of it. Assuming it’s on your computer and not the server (hopefully unlikely) that should do it. Given that my antivirus program is catching it, if you had the same program it would find and quarantine or remove it. From my end, it can only route me around it because it’s at your end, not mine.

    HB

  6. HB on May 15th, 2010 6:18 AM

    Whoops! I see the addresses given above are clickable. Sorry everyone! DON’T CLICK ON THE WEB ADDRESSES ABOVE. The trojan is contained within the second entry.

    HB

  7. Joe on May 15th, 2010 8:22 PM

    I was wondering what was going on… glad to know its being worked out.

    Kelsey. How’d the semester end up?

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