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to warn you not to use the Mumsnet mobile site on your android device for the time being?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 20-Jul-16 14:54:38

You are at risk of porn pop-ups and various other undesirable adverts and I assume the viruses that usually go with.

I started a thread about it in Site Stuff [ here but I know lots of users don't look at the Site Stuff topic.

I did ask HQ to post a warning, but they have not done so, and this has been an ongoing problem for several days.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 20-Jul-16 15:03:06

I've had no porn.

Where is my porn?

All I get is that shitty sleepy baby book.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 20-Jul-16 15:04:30

I think the issue is that this is affecting a very very small subset of mobile site users.

SortAllTheThings Wed 20-Jul-16 15:04:56

I had this and reported to MN. Had an email to say they were on it, but nothing else so far. Just posted on a normal thread and graphic pop up appeared. Even restarting my phone didn't get rid of it.

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 20-Jul-16 15:06:06

Why do you think that ItsAllGoingToBeFine ?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 20-Jul-16 15:06:26

Report it on the site stuff thread, with all of the info requested by tech - will help MNHQ find it.

DiamondInTheRuff Wed 20-Jul-16 15:06:52

There are similar reports from iPhone users now.

Pimmmms Wed 20-Jul-16 15:08:43

On my android tablet I got one of those 'fake' competitions which I could only get off my screen by closing down Chrome completely.

ToxicLadybird Wed 20-Jul-16 15:08:54

Why do we still not have an app? It's been like forever since it all went tits up.

AGnu Wed 20-Jul-16 15:09:19

I've had it on my Android phone & I think also on our kindle fire.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 20-Jul-16 15:09:46

Why do you think that ItsAllGoingToBeFine

Because even if you assume that lots of people who are affected aren't reporting, it's still a tiny %age of MN users. Many more people aren't being affected by it, AFAIK the vast majority of people on the mobile site aren't having the issue.

If it is a rogue ad it has obviously only been set to trigger for a very small set of people (this makes it much harder to track down, especially if the conditions for triggering keep changing)

BawbagBiggins Wed 20-Jul-16 15:10:12

Me too Pimmmms...and it was still there when I restarted my phone

FreedomIsInPeril Wed 20-Jul-16 15:10:21

Only if you haven't properly protected your phone. Not really anyone elses fault if you haven't got popup/ad blockers etc on your phone, is it?

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 20-Jul-16 15:21:47

There are 176 messages on the site stuff thread, mainly from people who have been affected. If you think that is insignificant then I disagree.

DiamondInTheRuff Wed 20-Jul-16 15:22:30

Only on MN can someone start a thread to warn people of a potential problem and not get a single thank you.

Thank you, OP.

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Wed 20-Jul-16 15:24:02

It's been like forever since it all went tits up

Great use of phrase for unexpected porn!

Floggingmolly Wed 20-Jul-16 15:26:52

You'd have to wonder why MMHQ aren't a little more invested in sorting it out??

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 20-Jul-16 15:28:08

thanks bibbity.

LoreleiGilmoreIsMyBFF Wed 20-Jul-16 15:29:39

I tried Putlocker the other day because I fancied watching 'eighties classic' The Lost Boys. I was so intimidated by the sheer number of busty Russian ladies all over my screen, I gave up & slunk into bed feeling all horrible and insecure.

Coconutty Wed 20-Jul-16 15:29:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BerriesandLeaves Wed 20-Jul-16 15:30:55

Thanks for letting us know op. I'm on Android and have swapped over to the desktop site.

BerriesandLeaves Wed 20-Jul-16 15:59:36

Using the desktop site on a mobile is officially rubbish. Hope i get used to it. I wonder what happened about the android app

SoupDragon Wed 20-Jul-16 16:02:56

Using the desktop site on a mobile is officially rubbish

I prefer it.

SoupDragon Wed 20-Jul-16 16:05:28

You'd have to wonder why MMHQ aren't a little more invested in sorting it out??

How can you possibly know what they are doing unless you work there?

c3pu Wed 20-Jul-16 16:08:35

One of the many reasons I use adblockers!

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