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An odd happening
« on: October 21, 2007, 10:33:55 AM »

When I'm reading forums I use the mouse scroll wheel a lot, and sometimes I accidentally click the middle button at the same time. When I do this, FF pops up a message saying that it's unable to connect to the selected URL. All perfectly normal.

But this morning, when I was quickly scanning through some messages on TBB, I suddenly got transferred to a site offering male enhancement products. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)  For a moment I wondered if I'd encountered the first successful Linux trojan or something like that, but then I remembered the scroll wheel issue.

So I paged back to TBB and looked through all the messages to see if I could find the dodgy link, but I couldn't. There were a few links in people's sigs, but they were innocuous. I was unable to repeat the experience. So now I'm just a little bit puzzled as to what happened.
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 10:44:14 AM »

Maybe it's just one of those unexplained oddities... I.T. is like that.
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 12:21:15 PM »

Eric,  what you haven't told us is,  did you buy anything  ?? :lol:
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 12:42:07 PM »

Certainly not. I have no need of such things! 8)
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 01:40:49 PM »

OK we believe you.
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2007, 02:07:19 PM »

lol wouldnt have thought it was TBB related - just one of those things :lol:
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2007, 03:05:54 PM »

What is TBB?
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2007, 03:13:03 PM »

TBB is thinkbroadband.com - used to be ADSLGuide, which you may see us saying AG sometimes too, out of habit.
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Re: An odd happening
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007, 03:13:55 PM »

Ah ok :)
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