Hi Nischay,

We're looking into this one.  If your friend can spot the extension and
send us relevant code, it would be helpful.

pb
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On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM, nischay nahata <nischay...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> One of my friend also reported seeing Ads of Jabong on Wikipedia. Some
> extension in the user's browser is most likely the source of injection for
> such Ads. Finding out which extension(s) does this will be in good interest
> of everyone.
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Swaroop Rao <raul.swar...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> One can also see
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:FAQ/Readers#Why_do_I_see_commercial_ads_at_Wikipedia.3F
>> for clarification.
>>
>>
>> Swaroop Rao
>> (MikeLynch <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:MikeLynch>)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:09, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Business Insider gave a $5bn valuation to Wikipedia in 2010.  So yeah,
>>> that's a big market for spammers.
>>>
>>>  anirudh
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Ramesh N G <rames...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I was really amazed on the discussion on the ads on the wikipedia.
>>>> Looking at the snapshot, it could really some virus or adware.
>>>>
>>>> Even this should not be the way the ads come to Wikipedia, though I
>>>> personally never will support this.
>>>>
>>>> I strongly recommend the user to scan the PC for a virus, change
>>>> browser and check. Also seen some discussion where multiple people has
>>>> reported this issue.
>>>> This means that Wikipedia being targeted by Viruses now!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> User:Rameshng
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>>>> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Could be, but it wouldn't hurt to do a scan of your system and find
>>>>> out if anything is wrong with it.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:25 PM, Debanjan Bandyopadhyay <
>>>>> debast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm not the techie here, but I don't think its a malware on a system
>>>>>> per se. Reason being being, two different people have experienced it, 
>>>>>> same
>>>>>> ad also from different IP's, different locations though.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
>>>>>> parakara.gh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Definitely Adware/Malware/Spyware/etc.
>>>>>>> Notice in the Screenshot, it says Ads Not By This Site.
>>>>>>> It should've been a clue.
>>>>>>> Do scan your system with a good antivirus [Free or paid doesn't
>>>>>>> matter].
>>>>>>> If your system is infected by anything, your data might be at risk.
>>>>>>> --Cheers,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:13 PM, Debanjan Bandyopadhyay <
>>>>>>> debast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I just saw that screenshot and remembered, even my friend said, it
>>>>>>>> was by the same site, inkfruit. Some common issue??
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Debanjan Bandyopadhyay <
>>>>>>>> debast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> No, now that you mention him, even a friend of mine in Pune told
>>>>>>>>> me that Wikipedia had started ads, to which I dared him to show me 
>>>>>>>>> and in
>>>>>>>>> fact made a bet. He failed to show me when I asked him to, so I took 
>>>>>>>>> it as
>>>>>>>>> a singular even, perhaps, some sort of mistake he made. However, since
>>>>>>>>> other people have started seeing this, I though I'd tell you that he 
>>>>>>>>> is not
>>>>>>>>> alone.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I'll ask him further details about his net connection and get back
>>>>>>>>> to you guys on this.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM, Aditya Sengupta <
>>>>>>>>> apsengu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Interesting- a virus that injects ads directly into the DOM.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 19:03, Bala Jeyaraman <
>>>>>>>>>> sodabot...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> mostprobably adware in his machine. A smiliar report in
>>>>>>>>>>> portugese wikipedia is here:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> http://translate.google.co.in/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%25C3%25A9dia:Esplanada/geral/Spam_na_Wikipedia,_problema_%2810mar2012%29&ei=TqlcT9fyMs2rrAe468GlDA&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CE4Q7gEwBA&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522ads%2Bnot%2Bby%2Bthis%2Bsite%2522%2Binjection%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3D6zj%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26prmd%3Dimvns
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Aditya Sengupta <
>>>>>>>>>>> apsengu...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> A friend got in touch with me about this. He is currently
>>>>>>>>>>>> seeing advertisements on Wikipedia pages (on all pages except the 
>>>>>>>>>>>> home
>>>>>>>>>>>> page). Here is a link to a screenshot:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> http://i.imgur.com/dhKyR.jpg
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> These advertisements were not visible to him when I asked him
>>>>>>>>>>>> to check through the secure WM server. These advertisements are 
>>>>>>>>>>>> also not
>>>>>>>>>>>> visible to him on any other web page. To the bottom right of each 
>>>>>>>>>>>> ad, there
>>>>>>>>>>>> is some text that says, "ads not by this site". I've taken a quick 
>>>>>>>>>>>> look
>>>>>>>>>>>> through the page source he forwarded, nothing looks untoward. His
>>>>>>>>>>>> right-click menu does not appear when he right-clicks on the ad.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> He is based out of Mumbai and ISP is "Tata Teleservices
>>>>>>>>>>>> Maharashtra Ltd". His IP address is 114.143.88.193 (or was, while 
>>>>>>>>>>>> he
>>>>>>>>>>>> accessed this page; I've since had him change his IP address since 
>>>>>>>>>>>> I'm
>>>>>>>>>>>> sharing this one). I'm not sure if this issue is restricted to 
>>>>>>>>>>>> Mumbai;
>>>>>>>>>>>> since the IP address shows up in Pune when I try to geolocate it 
>>>>>>>>>>>> (though I
>>>>>>>>>>>> understand this is fairly common).
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> The link he is directed to when he clicks the ad is this:
>>>>>>>>>>>> http://www.inkfruit.com/combo-landing?utm_source=CMP1002Combo&utm_medium=CPM&utm_content=combobanner&utm_campaign=Combo.
>>>>>>>>>>>> I'm adding this here and copying the founder of Inkfruit since the 
>>>>>>>>>>>> campaign
>>>>>>>>>>>> data in the URL parameters may help identify the problem (also, 
>>>>>>>>>>>> I'm not
>>>>>>>>>>>> sure if Inkfruit is aware of this campaign).
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I've copied my friend here in case there are further questions
>>>>>>>>>>>> he could help answer.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Could this be a case of DPI by his ISP, or simply malware on
>>>>>>>>>>>> his machine? If it were the former, what would be the legal status 
>>>>>>>>>>>> of the
>>>>>>>>>>>> issue?
>>>>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>> Debanjan*
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> - Lets make this world a better and more informative place*
>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>
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> Nischay Nahata
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> Department of Information Technology
> NITK,Surathkal
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