[seqfan] Re: Two troubles at OEIS

Fred Lunnon fred.lunnon at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 18:42:07 CET 2018


  Change password of any user complaining of login problems,
and advise user via email.    WFL


On 3/8/18, Georg.Fischer <georg.fischer at t-online.de> wrote:
> To me, it looks not like a mirror (with all
> internal OEIS code copied), but like a frame around
> the OEIS. It seems to call the real OEIS inside the
> frame. If you place a different URL behind, that
> is also called (try <https://gir.im/http://www.google.com>
> or <https://gir.im/https://www.telekom.de>).
>
> My first idea would be that the administrators block any
> requests from gir.im in the Apache Web Server configuration
> of the OEIS.
>
> HTH - Georg
>
> Am 08.03.2018 um 16:09 schrieb Neil Sloane:
>> 1.  Bob Lyons noticed this illegal mirror site:
>>
>> It displays the OEIS pages with ads at the bottom.
>>
>> for example,
>> https://gir.im/http://oeis.org/A235383
>>
>> any suggestions, anyone?
>>
>> Of course this violates our end-user license agreement and is strictly
>> forbidden
>>
>> The language is Turkish
>>
>> 2.  It looks like this may be intercepting passwords.
>>
>> Peter Luschny said:
>>
>> What about the login? It seems that the passwords
>> can be intercepted, also on the page with the request
>> for an account.  A serious security issue?
>>
>> 3.  Jon Schoenfield tried to reset his password this morning, and it seems
>> to have been intercepted
>>
>> BE VERY CAREFUL
>>
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