bluetack host file error

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by FluxGFX, Oct 10, 2005.

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  1. FluxGFX

    FluxGFX Registered Member

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    Hi folks,

    This is what I stumbled upon... take a quick look and check for yourself.

    ~Mod edit....Please follow this link to view complete Blog concerning this matter....Bubba~

    This was taken from http://www.mntolympus.org/. This goes to show that it is note quite reliable as one would think. I did check myself and Phant0m`` website was listed in the list. Will send an email at bluetack and see what come out of it.

    Regards,
    fluxgfx.com
     
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  2. ErikAlbert

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    It could be a mistake of course, but I also wonder which rules Bluetack has to blacklist a website in their huge HOSTS file.
    I've read at least one post at Wilders where a member visited a website for years without troubles, which was also blacklisted in the Bluetack Hosts File.
    I hope Bluetack doesn't blacklist websites for having tracking cookies only, because that would be too paranoid. :)
     
  3. Phant0m

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    My site doesn't even do tracking cookies either.. :mad:
     
  4. FluxGFX

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    Hi Erik,

    No kidding. I'm hoping that this can be resolved fast.

    Regards,
    fluxgfx.com
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    You're lucky your site isn't blacklisted in MVPS HOSTS File.
    I sincerely hope, like FluxGFX, that Bluetack correct their error ASAP.
    They should pay you for the damage, but that won't happen.
     
  6. FluxGFX

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    wishfull thinking!
     
  7. Rico

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    Hello FluxGFX & "Happy Thanksgiving"

    Regarding Bluetacks host file, I choose not to use or support them as they are thiefs! See:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=87769

    Also when I did use Bluetack, it gave me many problems. Netflix for example is/was banned, at one point CNN was a banned site.

    MVPS IMHO is the way to go!

    Take care
    rico
     
  8. Trooper

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    I noticed this some time ago to with Phantom's site. Since I use there HOSTS file manager, it was a snap to get rid of the problem.

    Cheers,

    Trooper
     
  9. Moore

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    Sorry Phant0m , will be fixed soon.

    Ok from what I know, mntolympus.org is listed on the SWW rogues list , and was initially added from that page from the Spyware Shield section [ yes I read the note] , :

    Thanks to Bubba also for looking into this.
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=9385&st=30&#entry60810

    Kim may also have other reasons for listing it , but we'll get this sorted out

    :-*
     
  10. Phant0m

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    Hi Moore

    Thanks, but I have a feeling you weren’t responsible for this, therefore no need to apologize…

    And my gratitude goes out to you and Bubba and everyone else who shown support in some manner…

    And I’ll surely be glad to see this corrected, for additional information, and answers to statements that I couldn’t address directly for reasons stated, visit http://www.mntolympus.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=936
     
  11. Phant0m

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    Well believing is seeing, everyone keeps telling me that my site will be removed from Bluetack HOSTs file, yet it still goes unresolved.

    Bluetack is surely shining brightly now, adding my site, a site that has always been clean, no malicious activities, not even a privacy concern, but my site still gets flagged and placed in Bluetack HOSTs file!

    Not even once had I been informed by Bluetack that my site had been added to Bluetack HOSTs file, with all the contacts I ‘had’ provided on all the boards, and on my website, not once even an attempt to contact me.

    And Bluetack makes it almost impossible to be contacted unless you go through 101 steps, which is freaking ridiculous…

    Everything that Bluetack were thought to represent is far the truth, regarding the Bluetack HOSTs file, size is what matters, and getting it out there, and hell to what happens to that guy over there…

    Just think me today, some others yesterday and even more tomorrow, for people to get slapped by Bluetack and ...
     
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  13. ErikAlbert

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    Phantom,
    I FULLY AGREE WITH YOU. No way to whitewash this.
    I hope Bluetack learned from this and that blacklisting websites in their Hosts File is a big responsibility and that webmasters should be informed first in order to give them the opportunity to defend themselves, before they get blacklisted. Period.
     
  14. Moore

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    Phant0m I would be interested to see the proof you have that we are flood attacking your site now.. I dont think your personal attacks are helping any in getting this resolved and there is actually a guests forum on bluetack..

    Alternatively you could have just looked up the forums mod team link and sent an admin a pm , would have been a lot less painful and would have been resolved a lot quicker without the need for any insults.
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?act=Stats&CODE=leaders

    Yeah right.. In the majority of cases there is no need to ask the webmaster if they are involved in spyware etc , you can just tell by the files they use to hijack you with lol.. Thanks for your concern though.
     
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