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Jens Boldt
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« 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?

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Jens

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I've logged in via the log-in on the Forum page. There this pop-up window doesn't appear.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 08:44:18 pm »

Had the same here in English, declined.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 09:01:16 pm »

Same here on two different computers. I blocked.
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« Reply #3 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
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 04:53:13 am »

Same with my windows 10 computer. Does not appear on my Apple Mac. Cheers
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 06:08:44 am »

Same with me (Netherlands) on Windows 7, several times in both German and English.
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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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

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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2019, 12:53:17 pm »

I've had similar on other sites usually asking to share location.
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2019, 02:34:09 pm »

Same here. I have blocked it too.
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« Reply #12 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
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 03:14:55 am »

Doesn't appear here in Vancouver
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« Reply #14 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 Smiley
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