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TB spamming?

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by Tim Cole, Jun 28, 2004.


  1. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I'm sure this isn't the case, but wanted you to be aware this was posted on another website

    Cookie Alert ...
    <HR SIZE=1>For what it's worth, when I logged into the "Pit" this afternoon my computer intercepted an unsolicited cookie from Talkbass. Looks like they are trying to hook in on Dudepit users ..

    http://p219.ezboard.com/fthedudepitfrm16.showMessage?topicID=8982.topic
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Paul?
     
  3. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    I must admit I don't know how this is possible.... the user logged into the Pit, and something comes up saying TalkBass is trying to write a cookie? How could that be?

    Oh, I think I may have a guess - some users on the Pit reference an avatar from TalkBass, using a URL ending in /forum/avatar.php etc. Indeed, looking at the webserver's log file, the #1 site for off-site linking of images from TalkBass is the Pit. Any call to a script in the "forum" directory will set a 'last visited cookie' I think. All TalkBass runs is a standard VBulletin Board install... I don't know much about cookies but I know that you can view all the TalkBass VBulletin cookies set on your system by going to this URL:

    http://www.talkbass/com/forum/mycookies.php
     
  4. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY