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    Malware and phishing alert

    You may get a warning when trying to access the site that it is dangerous or that it is a 'deceptive site' and is used for phishing and malware.

    The warning is misleading. The site has been automatically added to a blacklist because we haven't updated to the most recent version of vBulletin.
    In the current version, it is in theory possible for a hacker to use an ad to then use a cross-site cascading style sheet to download malware to a visiting browser, or to redirect to a malware site.
    To avoid this, ads have been disabled until the problem is fixed.

    And we'll upgrade to the latest version of vBulletin as soon as possible.
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    ***FORUM UPDATE/MAINTENANCE NOTICE- THIS SUNDAY***
    As everyone has noticed, the ominous "DECEPTIVE & MALWARE INFECTED WEBSITE" warning is still active.
    A warning that we are "VULNERABLE" to such infection, if banner advertisements were not disabled (they ARE disabled), would be more accurate.

    Apologies for the delay, but major software updates do take a bit of preparation time.
    We have scheduled the TOP Forum update for this coming SUNDAY; March 26, 2017.
    Please be patient if you find the forum inaccessible for a few hours on Sunday, as the update to the latest version of vBulletin is being applied.
    This should alleviate the pesky warning.

    Thank you


    NOTE: THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: THE UPGRADE WILL BE ON SUNDAY! (Delayed from Saturday)


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    It took them a while to process but Google finally removed the unjustified phishing alert.
    An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
    - Jef Mallett

    Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
    - Charles Darwin

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