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Old 06-15-2018, 02:29 PM   #21
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My Norton caught this as well and blocked it. Thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:50 PM   #22
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My understanding is that this crypto-mining generally is a script embedded into an ad from a 3rd party. It runs in the background on your computer while you are on that site. It uses your computers CPU and other resources to mine bitcoin. I don't think there is anything inherently harmful other then it bogs down your computer while it is running, and costs you electricity. Not sure it could or would do other nefarious things.



I would think running an ad blocker would stop it. But not 100% sure. It is also possible that google caught it and blacklisted the ad since the ads on Cockytalk are by google.


I'll have to see what Ken finds out once he gets a chance to look at it.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:30 PM   #23
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whatever. I don't see one post from an administrator or anyone of authority warning anyone about this.

its either no big deal or the guys who run this site don't know yet or they are working on it.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:37 PM   #24
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Ken has it fixed now. It was not a virus or trojan. MB classifies it as "riskware." It can be a valid way for sites to monetize but only when the coinhive use is fully disclosed. This was not done by CT though. As mentioned it was placed by third party ads. MB kept my PC from connecting to the harvesting site. That did not keep the code from running at other times evidently though.

Ken had to jump through many hoops that necessitated him having to buy a software upgrade and spend many hours working on this. Maybe there should be a way for us to contribute to the cost.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:40 PM   #25
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Ken has it fixed now. It was not a virus or trojan. MB classifies it as "riskware." It can be a valid way for sites to monetize but only when the coinhive use is fully disclosed. This was not done by CT though. As mentioned it was placed by third party ads. MB kept my PC from connecting to the harvesting site. That did not keep the code from running at other times evidently though.

Ken had to jump through many hoops that necessitated him having to buy a software upgrade and spend many hours working on this. Maybe there should be a way for us to contribute to the cost.
I came across some bitcoin I could send.




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Old 06-27-2018, 07:53 PM   #26
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Glad the site is back up! Awesome
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:14 PM   #27
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Ken had to jump through many hoops that necessitated him having to buy a software upgrade and spend many hours working on this. Maybe there should be a way for us to contribute to the cost.
Gofundme pages are pretty easy to setup. I’m happy to donate & I'm sure many others would be too.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:29 PM   #28
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Welcome back Cockytalk, missed you
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:41 PM   #29
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Well hallelujah to Ken! Doin’ the Lord’s work over there. Thanks bud!
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:41 PM   #30
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I felt like a piece of me died without Cockytalk.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:46 PM   #31
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Holy crap, welcome back everyone. I had to actually converse with people, and shit.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:56 PM   #32
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It's a happy day. So for the techies my understanding is this doesn't effect phones. Is that correct?
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #33
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Should open a non-profit and solicit for money... Then pay people a wage for their time or buy new software with it.

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Old 06-27-2018, 10:53 PM   #34
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Glad it's back up.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:00 PM   #35
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Lol, signed up 6 weeks ago. Couldn't post for a month. Then couldn't read!



Glad to see things are up-and-running. Enjoy the back-and-forth and the Proving Ground.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:05 PM   #36
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Ken has it fixed now. It was not a virus or trojan. MB classifies it as "riskware." It can be a valid way for sites to monetize but only when the coinhive use is fully disclosed. This was not done by CT though. As mentioned it was placed by third party ads. MB kept my PC from connecting to the harvesting site. That did not keep the code from running at other times evidently though.

Ken had to jump through many hoops that necessitated him having to buy a software upgrade and spend many hours working on this. Maybe there should be a way for us to contribute to the cost.
Yancey, if you hear about a way to contribute, please post. I would happily donate to help with the site's costs.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:12 PM   #37
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Good to see it back and operating. Thanks, guys.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:40 PM   #38
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Didn't realize how much I read Cockytalk until it was down for 2 weeks.
Glad it's back up! Shout out to the guys who got it running again!
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:42 PM   #39
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Yancey, if you hear about a way to contribute, please post. I would happily donate to help with the site's costs.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:15 AM   #40
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I just cracked open my computer and there were no coins? We're they stolen.
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