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Title: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Jens Boldt on April 06, 2019, 08:06:48 pm
Hi all,

opening the Shipspotting.com homepage a small window pops up. The text in the window says ,in very bad German,

"http://shipspotting.com bittet eine Erlaubnis Benachrichtiggunggen anzuzeigen

(Shipspotting.com ask for permission to show messages)

There are two buttons, "block" and "allow". I'm not inclined to click any of them.

This happens both on Windows 10 using Firefox and on macOS Mojave using Firefox.

Is this supposed to be a new feature or is it malware?

Cheers,
Jens

PS:
I've logged in via the log-in on the Forum page. There this pop-up window doesn't appear.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Patrick Hill on April 06, 2019, 08:44:18 pm
Had the same here in English, declined.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Patrick Deenik on April 06, 2019, 09:01:16 pm
Same here on two different computers. I blocked.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Marc Pingoud on April 06, 2019, 09:23:12 pm
Me too... blocked - as long the site will not announce a offical new function... ;-) Kind regards - Marc


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Tony Martin on April 07, 2019, 04:53:13 am
Same with my windows 10 computer. Does not appear on my Apple Mac. Cheers


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Pieter Inpyn on April 07, 2019, 06:08:44 am
Same with me (Netherlands) on Windows 7, several times in both German and English.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: DEREK SANDS on April 07, 2019, 06:26:47 am
I am using Windows 8.1 and it appears. Guess its Malware unless otherwise informed. So have blocked it.

I will email Henrik and David Asprey to ask whats going on


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: DEREK SANDS on April 07, 2019, 06:31:45 am
Email to Henrik and David has been sent just now (07.30 07/04/2019). Hoping for a swift response.

rgds to all

Derek


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Robert J Smith on April 07, 2019, 10:36:56 am
I wouldn't click any buttons until I know what the buttons do. Ignore it until we know.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: davidships on April 07, 2019, 12:20:53 pm
thanks Derek
I had this during the week with two or three different sites, but not in last couple of days.
Let's see what Henrik says. 
If it recurs for anyone plese take a screen-shot.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Robert J Smith on April 07, 2019, 12:53:17 pm
I've had similar on other sites usually asking to share location.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Elbe-Dino on April 07, 2019, 02:34:09 pm
Same here. I have blocked it too.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on April 08, 2019, 02:12:29 am
Hi,

I had this window yesterday (sixth of April) maybe 3 times, blocked it. It reappears today when I accessed the site. Shipspotting is the only site (for the moment) when I get this


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: csaba on April 08, 2019, 03:14:55 am
Doesn't appear here in Vancouver


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: DEREK SANDS on April 08, 2019, 09:41:46 am
Its not appearing now when I open the site up or on any of the pages I tried :)


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: newda898 on April 08, 2019, 09:50:36 am
Seems to be in the head code of the page, as per attachment. Line 17, sendpulse.com.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on April 08, 2019, 03:44:00 pm
Hi,

It is still there for the third day in a row.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on April 08, 2019, 05:32:13 pm
Hi,

I still get the message but even if I click on the block button, I get the notification.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: simonwp on April 08, 2019, 07:00:07 pm
I feel like I'm missing out...………………..I'm not getting this message...…………………... ;)


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Daniel Bérubé on April 09, 2019, 01:31:43 am
Blocked the message twice, two days ago, on the same day. It have not shown since then. North East Québec...


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: csaba on April 09, 2019, 07:39:12 pm
I am at work now and the message pops up. Using Chrome.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on April 09, 2019, 08:19:40 pm
Hi,

It is still there. I used sendpulse.com procedure to block these messages on Google Chrome, not to avail. It is really annoying.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Holger Jaschob on April 10, 2019, 07:30:11 am
Hello,

when the message appeared I blocked it. Since then no more pop ups in Bremerhaven, Northern Germany.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Robert J Smith on April 12, 2019, 02:14:39 pm
Hi, any update on this message? Is it a real shipspotting.com message?


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Elbe-Dino on April 12, 2019, 03:52:13 pm
Hello,

when the message appeared I blocked it. Since then no more pop ups in Bremerhaven, Northern Germany.

It´s the same with me - no more pop ups. Also Northern Germany.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on April 12, 2019, 07:15:31 pm
Hi,

I still get it, block it, then I receive the notification, with the added irony that is comes from a full secure site (https) while Shipspotting is still not rated as such.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: DEREK SANDS on April 12, 2019, 07:18:03 pm
Hi Bob,

I doubt it has anything to do with the site. I blocked it a few times, now it does not appear.

brgds
Derek


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on April 12, 2019, 07:18:16 pm
Hi,

I just tried Microsoft Edge (I was using Chrome) and no notification. I hope it will stay like that.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: davidships on April 12, 2019, 07:25:13 pm
Not getting it personally any more, but still no reply from Henrik, so I'll remind him.



Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Patrick Hill on April 13, 2019, 11:16:17 am
Cleared cache today and message reappeared - also appeared on phone (which it hadn't until now)


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Robert J Smith on April 13, 2019, 02:33:18 pm
Thanks guys, still reluctant to click any button, might say "block" but does it?


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: davidships on April 13, 2019, 03:14:17 pm
Are other members receiving messages similar to the one shown below at:
http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,16542.msg87979.html#msg87979
 (http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,16542.msg87979.html#msg87979)

If you are getting different ones, please also post a screen-shot.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Jens Boldt on April 13, 2019, 05:30:46 pm
David, the message you linked to appears (at least on my system) opening another site of Shipspotting.com after blocking the first message on the initial website.

I blocked this on both Windows 10 and macOS Mojave (in both cases using Firefox). It did not reappear on Windows 10, but it does on macOS Mojave.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: victor radio74 on April 13, 2019, 08:02:16 pm
Hi,I am receiving same message as Robert J. Smith posted before," block or allow".
I didn´t take any action so the message appears continuosly
rgds


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on April 13, 2019, 09:20:09 pm
Hi,

I still got the message today on Chrome and tried using adblock to get rid of it. I answered some questions and closed Chrome. I opened it after a while and when I opened Shipspotting's home page the windows showed up briefly then closed without my interaction. The situation was repeated at almost every change of pages on the site so I decided to continue my visit on Edge, another navigator.

I checked in Chrome's options and shipspotting.sendpulse was on the blocked list.

However, still no problem with Microsoft Edge, so far at least.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: csaba on April 13, 2019, 11:58:03 pm
Are other members receiving messages similar to the one shown below at:
http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,16542.msg87979.html#msg87979
 (http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,16542.msg87979.html#msg87979)

If you are getting different ones, please also post a screen-shot.

Yes, but only at work using Chrome. Mozilla at home is fine.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: P.F. KERR on April 14, 2019, 12:50:21 am
I am using Mozilla and as of today still receiving this message.


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: davidships on April 14, 2019, 05:07:48 pm
As it happens, I refreshed Firefox today and subsequently received the popup again.  Looking at its detail, it is a function of google-analytics (the system that collects data about us, linked to google-ads).  See attached and one I also received in the more common form from another site.
Reading elsewhere, the preferences are apparently stored as a cookie and/or "tracking snippet" but the popup request renews if you clear your cookies.
I expect that Henrik knows all about this - but he has not replied to me yet.



Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: Robert J Smith on May 08, 2019, 02:07:00 pm
Any update yet?


Title: Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages?
Post by: rarcand on May 09, 2019, 12:43:05 am
Hi,

After a serious attack stopped by my antivirus, I stopped using Microsoft Edge and returned to Google Chrome. I still get the message each time I change page on Shipspotting but Adblock close it quite rapidly. Shipspotting is the only site where I have this.