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Same thing on iPhone today.

Clickjacking via malicious Javascript.

You can disable it by disabling Javascript, but that cure is almost as bad as the problem. since the site uses a lot of legitimate Javascript.

Bikeforums.net went through this crap a year ago, and finally stamped it out. The problem is that websites often use ad-brokers, and the ad-brokers don't even know the trash is being slipped in.

Article about it: https://www.wired.com/story/pop-up-mobile-ads-surge-as-sites-scramble-to-stop-them/

 

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9 hours ago, ryoder said:

Same thing on iPhone today.

Clickjacking via malicious Javascript.

You can disable it by disabling Javascript, but that cure is almost as bad as the problem. since the site uses a lot of legitimate Javascript.

Bikeforums.net went through this crap a year ago, and finally stamped it out. The problem is that websites often use ad-brokers, and the ad-brokers don't even know the trash is being slipped in.

Article about it: https://www.wired.com/story/pop-up-mobile-ads-surge-as-sites-scramble-to-stop-them/

 

This is spot on. Even the most trustworthy ad servers sometimes fall victim to this... If someone sees these ads on Dropzone.com, it's definitely not coming from an intent of having them up. It's an ad server issue. We only use ad servers that promise us legitimate ads that aren't invasive like this. When they do slip through, we reach out to them and try and get them removed.

We'll forward this on to our ad providers and ask them to investigate and resolve.

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