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Aerosoft forum hacked?

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(Don't try unless your AV is good and up to date...)

 

I tried to go on and my AV blocked it with some virus warning. Anyone from AS can comment?

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It tends to redirect to some wall of text website about wireless routers

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Well I don't visit their forums regularly but for me it works.

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It's cookie based..

 

I just did it on my Nexus 10, this is what I got instead of the aerosoft forums

 

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Yeah  researched it myself out of paranoia and saw it was an issue with IP Board also..  I've since stumbled upon a few other boards that it happens with.

 

The weird thing is I've only ever seen it if I Google the forum and enter via Google search results..  If I just bookmark it or type it directly I never get that url4Short jazz.

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Yup, same here it is a compromise at their end, I've blocked url4short.info on my router as it is known as a malware installing site.

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Same, soon as I read what the deal was I added to my list of blocked urls in DD-WRT

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The revenge of Snaves ban from his last FS forum home?

Was he banned in the end ? He's the main reason why I lost interest in Aerosoft's forum.

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Was he banned in the end ? He's the main reason why I lost interest in Aerosoft's forum.

 

Yeah, believe it or not Aerosoft must have finally had enough of his shenanigans. I couldn't believe it myself when I logged in their a few weeks ago to have a look and saw a post titled "Where Snave?" or "Where's Simon?" Then I read in that post he had finally been banned. Personally, I don't know how they put up with him so long treating customers the way he did. If it were me, I would have banned him years ago. I'm sure he's probably still lurking somewhere with another alias, maybe even here. He'd be hard to catch though since he probably has to start speaking like most people, rather than an English professor.

 

He once made a few snide remarks to me but I didn't let it bother me since I knew that was how he treated just about everyone. I did feel bad for people who were new to the hobby and didn't know his history and then came to the Aerosoft forum to ask an innocent question, only to get their face ripped off by him. Hopefully it wasn't enough to make them lose interest in the hobby, but I wonder how many people quit buying from Aerosoft knowing that if they had a question or problem, they might have to face him to get help? Personally had it been me working for Aerosoft I would have gotten rig of him years ago when he started acting up because I wouldn't want him to tarnish to tarnish the image of my business.

 

The FlyTampa forums can get a little wild as well with people bashing each other. I am always surprised that Martin and George don't keep a little more control of their forum or at least assign a moderator. People can pretty much say as they please over their without worry of getting banned, a far cry from some forums like the ORBX forum where you can get banned just for disagreeing with the John.

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The weird thing is I've only ever seen it if I Google the forum and enter via Google search results..  If I just bookmark it or type it directly I never get that url4Short jazz.

 

 

I second that: Bookmarks work flawlessly for me; but Google links are known to have been "hacked" for a number of flightsim-related sites. (And probably not just those.)

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Yes, he was. :smile:

 

About time. A complete waster. A bloody rude and arrogant arse! He was so damn rude to me and many others, like has been said, I can't imagine how Mathijs put up with him for so long. I saw him appear over at Orbx for a short time not so long ago, don't know whether he still visits. I would imagine he'd last about a day over there! BTW, AS seems to be working for me anyway.

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Thanks for the glad tidings regarding Snave, gentlemen.

 

As much as I like Mathijs Kok ( he really is one of those people who is good for this hobby ) I think he committed a grave error of judgment tolerating Mr Evans' behavior for the length of time he did. Aerosoft's forum is it's first point of contact, and it beggars belief that Evans was given such latitude to insult and belittle its paying customers.

 

Anyway, now I feel a little better disposed towards Aerosoft, and I think I might reward them by buying the Twotter !

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I think I might reward them by buying the Twotter !

 

You won't regret it... :wink:

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You won't regret it... :wink:

Thanks for that, Howard. Judging by my other Aerosoft twin props, the Catalina and Bronco, the Twotter certainly has a fine pedigree. :)

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Had a redirect from Mutleys Hanger too, wonder if someone is targeting flight sim forums.

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