[seqfan] Re: Two troubles at OEIS

Joerg Arndt arndt at jjj.de
Fri Mar 9 17:39:59 CET 2018


That thing looks like a proxy to avoid censorship.
Self-description:
"Gir.im proxy helps you enter blocked websites by simply adding it
 before the web address."

I bet there are hundreds of similar servers out there.

At least it leaves its own URL visible,
so does not pretend to be the OEIS (or anything else).

Funny enough, if you try to pull robots.txt,
it shows search results for "robots.txt" (using Bing).

Best regards,   jj


* Georg.Fischer <georg.fischer at t-online.de> [Mar 08. 2018 17:52]:
> 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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