X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

I have found a dangerous website that needs to be blocked ASAP

Posted

This website: letsplayme.xyz Seems to contain malicious code and is really hard to close because it seems to exploit the fact that window closing is deactivated as long as a sub-window is open. This needs to be addressed ASAP.

This website: letsplayme.xyz Seems to contain malicious code and is really hard to close because it seems to exploit the fact that window closing is deactivated as long as a sub-window is open. This needs to be addressed ASAP.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • This plugin provides integration with GNOME Shell for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org
  • The IcedTea-Web Plugin executes Java applets.

Application

  • Firefox 52.6.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/52.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/52.6.0/Linux/en-US/

Extensions

  • Application Update Service Helper 2.0 (aushelper@mozilla.org)
  • Enhancer for YouTube™ 2.0.60 (enhancerforyoutube@maximerf.addons.mozilla.org)
  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.10 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • Pocket 1.0.5 (firefox@getpocket.com)
  • Web Compat 1.0 (webcompat@mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
  • adapterDeviceID: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
  • adapterVendorID: Intel Open Source Technology Center
  • crashGuards: []
  • currentAudioBackend: pulse
  • driverDate:
  • driverVersion: 3.0 Mesa 17.3.3
  • featureLog: {u'fallbacks': [], u'features': [{u'status': u'blocked', u'description': u'Compositing', u'log': [{u'status': u'blocked', u'message': u'Acceleration blocked by platform', u'type': u'default'}], u'name': u'HW_COMPOSITING'}, {u'status': u'unavailable', u'description': u'OpenGL Compositing', u'log': [{u'status': u'unavailable', u'message': u'Hardware compositing is disabled', u'type': u'default'}], u'name': u'OPENGL_COMPOSITING'}]}
  • info: {u'ApzWheelInput': 1, u'ApzTouchInput': 1, u'CairoUseXRender': 0, u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none', u'AzureCanvasAccelerated': 0, u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureContentBackend': u'skia'}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 0
  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: [u'']
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • supportsHardwareH264: No
  • webgl2Renderer: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
  • webglRenderer: Intel Open Source Technology Center -- Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
WestEnd
  • Top 25 Contributor
60 solutions 5379 answers

Not really a FF problem but a user going to sites they shouldn't go to or clicking on bad links.

Not really a FF problem but a user going to sites they shouldn't go to or clicking on bad links.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4245 solutions 59390 answers

You can report such a site at; http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page which is the same when done while on site by going to Help > Report Web Forgery

You can report such a site at; http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page which is the same when done while on site by going to '''Help > Report Web Forgery'''

Question owner

Wrong, this site has been open without my input as an ad while browsing website that is harmless on its own and exploits certain firefox features in order to 1. Make it hard to close 2. Physh for user login credentials So it is quite a FF problem. I have reported it on google but I doubt it will actually help.

Wrong, this site has been open without my input as an ad while browsing website that is harmless on its own and exploits certain firefox features in order to 1. Make it hard to close 2. Physh for user login credentials So it is quite a FF problem. I have reported it on google but I doubt it will actually help.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4245 solutions 59390 answers

Helpful Reply

Ahh. you are talking about a 'lock' page.

A way out of the trap is to (force it if needed) Close Firefox. Wait about 20 seconds for Firefox to finish closing. Right-click on the Firefox icon and select Open New Window. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sometimes this works. If it opens, close it by Menu > File > Exit. This will flush out that web page from the Session Store.

Ahh. you are talking about a 'lock' page. A way out of the trap is to (force it if needed) '''Close Firefox. ''' Wait about 20 seconds for Firefox to finish closing. Right-click on the Firefox icon and select '''Open New Window. ''' +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sometimes this works. If it opens, close it by '''Menu > File > Exit. ''' This will flush out that web page from the Session Store.
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

Helpful Reply

Luk164 said

Physh for user login credentials

When you get a scam page that shows that two-line 'Authentication Required' dialog, and you cancel it, usually the page will reload and show it again. To break the cycle, tap the Esc key several times in a row quickly. That should cancel the dialog as well as the reload. Then you can easily close the tab.

''Luk164 [[#answer-1084848|said]]'' <blockquote> Physh for user login credentials </blockquote> When you get a scam page that shows that two-line 'Authentication Required' dialog, and you cancel it, usually the page will reload and show it again. To break the cycle, tap the Esc key several times in a row quickly. That should cancel the dialog as well as the reload. Then you can easily close the tab.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8689 solutions 71030 answers

I don't know if I've deactivated something, but this one seems to be a little easier to close than the ones that go to full screen to hide the tab bar... those are truly evil.

I don't know if I've deactivated something, but this one seems to be a little easier to close than the ones that go to full screen to hide the tab bar... those are truly evil.

Question owner

Yeah I found a workaround a few minutes after discovery, but its just that, a workaround. We really need to fix this.

Yeah I found a workaround a few minutes after discovery, but its just that, a workaround. We really need to fix this.

Question owner

This is the workaround I used, but its still not a fix.

This is the workaround I used, but its still not a fix.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4245 solutions 59390 answers

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad / pop-up blocker.

Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad / pop-up blocker.

Question owner

Will try, but I used ad and site blockers and somehow they did not work. Also this is still a workaround instead of fix, though better than the previous ones.

Will try, but I used ad and site blockers and somehow they did not work. Also this is still a workaround instead of fix, though better than the previous ones.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8689 solutions 71030 answers

In my opinion, it would be good to add a Close Tab button to both of the dialogs in that screenshot so the user doesn't need to know the mechanics of any workarounds. This also would be simpler than trying to guess in advance all the different ways that scripts can be abused to trap users. However, I am not a developer...

In my opinion, it would be good to add a Close Tab button to both of the dialogs in that screenshot so the user doesn't need to know the mechanics of any workarounds. This also would be simpler than trying to guess in advance all the different ways that scripts can be abused to trap users. However, I am not a developer...