Thursday, 14 April 2016

Google blocks kickasstorrents in chrome and firefox as a deceptive site.

quote [ Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users visiting popular torrent site KickassTorrents (KAT) have been seeing a malware warning since yesterday, similar to the warning they received on the site back in October 2015. Navigating to both and results in a message cautioning you to go no further (“Deceptive site ahead” in Chrome and “Reported Web Forgery!” in Firefox).

This issue only affects those browsers because Google’s Safe Browsing is flagging the site. The service powers similar security features in Chrome and Firefox. ]

This all seems kinda skeezey.
I mean I know it's a pirate site but still....
[SFW] [+1 Informative]
[by gendo666@5:33amGMT]


ooo[......7 said @ 6:07am GMT on 14th Apr
They made another mistake, they let me tell them why they were wrong.
SnappyNipples said @ 6:28am GMT on 14th Apr
XregnaR said @ 11:27am GMT on 14th Apr
In Chrome at least you can bypass their "block".

On their red scare page, click details, then click "visit this unsafe site". It seems to be persistent through the browser session. At least it opened back up directly the few times I tried it while writing this comment.
Dienes said @ 12:44pm GMT on 14th Apr
To be fair, there IS a shitton of malware on any torrent site, and a shitton of deception.
mechavolt said @ 10:08pm GMT on 14th Apr
Eh, in my experience it nowhere near as bad as as the Kazaa days. Now that was a realm filled with deception. I lost count how many times I downloaded a song or something and it ended up being a video of a horse fucking someone.
arrowhen said @ 11:40pm GMT on 14th Apr [Score:1 Funny]
So that's why I kept getting all those songs whenever I tried to download horse fucking videos!
stacyswirl said @ 11:23pm GMT on 14th Apr
Ah, kazaa. I completely agree. If you're just getting music and movies, torrents are usually really safe. It's only when you're trying to get software that shit can get real.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 1:57pm GMT on 14th Apr
This happens to a lot of popular torrent sites.

When it was more common for their domains to be hacked or seized, eventually winding up in the hands of scammers, then this held water. Now, it's kind of an obvious ploy. They'd be better off just inserting a page that says "WINNERS DON'T DO TORRENTS" with a click to continue button. It'd be more honest, anyway.
gendo666 said @ 8:06pm GMT on 14th Apr
That's what I felt as well.
I needed a moderately obscure driver and went to some non-pirate site and it had a "DNS Unlocker" which helpfully self-instaled with the driver. I had just created a system restore so the problem was gone fast but otherwise I woudl have had helpful pop-up "suggestions" in all my damn brousers along with being unable to reach some sites. - Now THAT is malware. Google doesn't seem to give a shit about that.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 8:32pm GMT on 14th Apr
This seems to happen every 3-4 months or so, and usually lasts for a week. This time (at least on Chrome), it vanished after only a couple of days. It's annoying as hell, and I'm 100% convinced that it's just Big Brother-esque bullshit.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 10:31pm GMT on 14th Apr
It could also be a legal fig leaf. Google could just be doing something to do something, so they can claim that they're anti-piracy if the RIAA or MPAA come calling.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 4:34am GMT on 15th Apr
That, too :D

Post a comment
[note: if you are replying to a specific comment, then click the reply link on that comment instead]

You must be logged in to comment on posts.

Posts of Import
SE v2 Closed BETA
First Post
Subscriptions and Things

Karma Rankings