Top Browsers Block TPB as “Phishing” SiteAdded: Monday, May 9th, 2016
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2016
Direct access to the world’s most-known BitTorrent tracker is actively blocked by Chrome, Firefox and Safari as a "deceptive site" or "web forgery," which may steal user details. The Pirate Bay operators are aware of the problem and hope it will be resolved in the near future.
In the meantime, The Pirate Bay users are having a hard time accessing the website. Web browsers have started to block access to thepiratebay.se due to reported security issues, and now site visitors see an ominous red warning banner instead of the iconic pirate ship on the main page.
Chrome warns visitors that attackers on thepiratebay.se may trick them into doing something dangerous; Firefox brands The Pirate Bay as a “web forgery” which may trick users into sharing personal data. All browsers suggest that this may lead to identity theft or other fraud.
Google’s safebrowsing page for The Pirate Bay currently lists thepiratebay.se as a dangerous site. Security experts suggest that these problems may be related to issues caused by third-party advertisers – indeed, just a few days ago, it was reported that some ads were dropping ransomware through The Pirate Bay. It is known that the issue is limited to the desktop versions of most browsers. According to user feedback, not everyone is seeing the error pages yet.
Actually, this is not the first time web browsers have flagged the torrent tracker – the same issue has come up before, also due to malicious advertisers. The site operators are aware of the problem and are probably taking steps to resolve it. If you want to bypass the warning, you can disable your browser’s security warnings altogether in the settings.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, May 9th, 2016
|Its kinda funny in a way, they accuse TPB of doing what many so called "legit" sites do and if you dont believe it just let someone install a "updated" flash player on you rig and see. When lies don't work they just accuse them of normal net practices: installing malware aka: adware. And believe that. I surf some sketchy places sometimes to get to what I need on a page I have to do moves like someone navigating a laser perimeter to get to the very ,very small link to what I wanted in a huge field of malware, and worse. Places where just sitting idle on the page for a few minutes you feel like you got something crawling on ya. Ugh!|
|posted by (2016-05-09 13:47:05)|
|This happens from time to time with KaT too.|
|Haven't use TPB since coming here for my torrents...|
|posted by (2016-05-10 02:18:37)|
|I've seen this on a number of p2p related sites in the last week on Firefox, but clicking ignore, and "this is not a forgery" when it proceeds to the site takes care of it.|
|using firefox...after clicking ignore and this is not a forgery, re bookmark the pb home page and then you dont get the same messages from firefox.|
|posted by (2016-05-11 15:12:47)|
|still getting the same messages in firefox m8.|
might be due to the self-destructing cookies plugin I run though.
|yup my Firefox says it's a forgery site or WHATEVER but i never been a TPB user at all i was a Mininova user and after it chickened out since after that I am and ever will be an ETian so case closed Ladies and Gentle people.|
|I do not go to TPB from years now, in fact i stopped to go to TPB since i knew ET, i feel very safe on ET and the ergonomic is by far better too|
|You have to be a complete imbecile if you're getting blocked from any site period!||
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