self/auto refreshing pages

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  1. jon123

    jon123 Registered Member

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    First time I've seen this sort of thing was last week.
    I just started using FF(1.06) with "noscript" recently and have been quite happy with it.

    So what's happenniing is web pages are auto refreshing, as an example a went to http://www.cbc.ca this morning, and while in another tab noticed that page refresh. Now the address bar contains this http://www.cbc.ca/?refresh.

    :rolleyes: is there something I can use to stop this? It seems another intrusive abuse employing whatever (ready to be exploited) means. If the site is initiating a reload, what's to stop it from loading some other page? Is this being done with the HTML of the page?

    EDIT:
    yup, and this page is doing it http://www.cbc.ca/toronto/, what a pita (no "refresh" in the address bar)
    Lord, they just won't let me get by without becoming fluent in code, will they.
    So long as this isn't a hijack then another pita is all it is.
     
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    jon123 Registered Member

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    bumpity bump

    nobody? just a confirmation that this is a "feature" would be appreciated
    btw, I haven't set noscript to allow the site

    tia
     
  3. ronjor

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    I'm not sure what is causing the issue, but you need to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox. They have plugged a lot of security issues since version 1.06.
    If it were me, I would start with an upgrade first and see how it goes.
     
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    Will have to do that, and once I do I'll let you know if the problem persists
    on a related note, any rootkit detection that works with 98se? (re98: I know, I have my reasons)
     
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    It's this http meta in the head:

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="600; url=/?refresh" />

    It's not a javascript, so disabling javascript won't do anything. It's a little annoying, but nothing to be worried about at all. Quite a few news sites use it.

    Look here http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/html40/head/meta.html for some explanation.
     
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    I think the proxomitron can stop it, but i can't check that because i'm not on XP right now.

    Lamehand
     
  8. jon123

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    "It's this http meta in the head"

    I was afraid of that. I'd rather it were a virus or such, less pervasive a problem. hehe
    As it is I consider it malware/hijack. Not to mention a pita!-"hey! I was in the middle of reading that!"

    Thanks for info and links.

    @ronjor If you do find a rootkit detcetion post the linky! same from me

    Thanks all.
     
  9. TNT

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    Uh well, save it and simply delete that line to read it offline. ;)
     
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