on 08-06-2010 21h11
I have a Total BB 1.5 hub.
Last week the host server of www.hln.org (I know....very embarrassing being a Huey Lewis fan!!) was hit by a bug which redirected traffic to blackinternet.se
The mods of that site cleared up the problem virus however, I am still redirected there when using any device connecting through my home hub.
I can access hln.org from work with no problems. I also accessed without problems via my smartphone using a data connection, however, when I connected my smartphone to my hub wirelessly it was redirected to the balckinternet site.
Is it possible that something has infected my home hub?
Thanks in advance for any help.
on 08-06-2010 22h46
Ive just tried to access the site you mentioned hln and I get redirected to blacknet, so looks like the problem is still there.
So not a problem with your HH
on 08-06-2010 23h11
Thanks for checking and letting me know, very kind. I'll see what the mods of the site say tmrw when I can log on from work.
Did a bit of readin up and noticed a few mentions of DNS errors in router - will see what site mods say before investigating that though.
on 08-06-2010 23h48
09-06-2010 10h08 - edited 09-06-2010 10h10
Peformed soft reset of HH, cleared cache and browsing history from Firefox and also installed new brower (Chrome) to test. Problem still persists. Mixed reports from users of the hln site - some still being redirected, some not.
I performed a test where I logged on to the hln site without problem from my phone using the mobile network data connection. I then switched on the phone's wifi (so that my next click would be routed via the HH) and clicked on another page of the hln site - sure enough, I was redirected to the black internet site. Surely that would suggest some kind of poisoning within the HH??
on 09-06-2010 21h56
on 10-06-2010 14h31
Ectophile & DevonDave,
Thanks so much for showing interests and offering help.
To round off the thread, it appears DNS poisoning was to blame for this. It was just a case of sit and wait for my router to check for the real location of hln.org after the hosting company flushed out the malware.
It appears that a few users of the site have since been infected. Fortunately for me, this virus was not designed with Macs in mind.