AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

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AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

12 May 2018, 23:50

I haven't seen much public discussion about this other than in passing in the chat. I'm not sure if anyone on the forum is aware, but autohotkey.net links are redirecting users to sketchy pages with malicious content.

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The WHOIS information for the domain shows that the nameservers have been set to those of a site parkingcrew.net, which calls itself legitimate but however it's configured seems to be illegitimate.

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NameCheap seems to think the domain is available for purchase, for a hefty price.

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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

13 May 2018, 03:22

Isn't this old news? In the old forum all the links to this got fixed to redirect to a safe ahk page.
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

13 May 2018, 05:07

Xtra some of the signatures contain image links that point to AutoHotkey.net and that will redirect before the Javascript even takes effect.
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

13 May 2018, 11:22

Let's see if we can raise the money
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

13 May 2018, 14:35

I have updated the database to replace URL like http://autohotkey.net with a different one that wont work right now but could if i get time to plug in the subdomain ahknet
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 09:27

Same didn't have the chance last time ( by the time I got paypal you guys already closed the link )
Also where is the link for donating again?
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 09:29

Personally I wouldn't like to reward bad people for bad behaviour so unless it can be transferred as outlined in the other thread without paying for it I would let them choke on it - Google will drop the .net from their search results as it is obviously spammy - if the old database records can be edited to actually remove the .net links (just link them to the thread here with the archive links) they will have virtually no traffic.

Surely there is at least one AutoHotkey member that can edit a database?
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 09:36

Google and the AutoHotkey forum are not the only places that link to ahk.net though. There are numerous other links online that would need to be changed which are out of control of any staff here, and I'd bet there are links offline embedded into various scripts people have downloaded. One such example would be HotKeyIt's _struct library.

Also, administration willing, it'd be nice to give power users a place to host their scripts and resources like it was used for in the past.
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 09:46

The money will go to reclaiming the domain and not by paying the price mentioned above.
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 09:51

As long as AutoHotkey doesn't link to the spammy site its fine I think, no need to edit the internet. AutoHotkey . net had its place at the time but now that it so much easier to host files on public open source repositories (github/lab/bitbucket et al) and dropbox I don't think there is a particular need for it any longer. Staff's time is already limited, adding another think to manage won't help (the old . net was hacked a few times as you may recall, this can happen again if you have "many" users connecting via FTP for example (just another attack vector)).

I would edit the old archived database and leave it at that.
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 09:52

nnnik wrote:The money will go to reclaiming the domain and not by paying the price mentioned above.
Ah, that sounds better :-) :clap:
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 14:25

I remember when the site wasn't 'hijacked'. no one owned it, for a good couple weeks. I think we even had a discussion about gabbing it. but it was less than $20 back then ($16, iirc). guess it's the price you (not us, just anyone in general) pay for not taking the first 'offer' :P
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 16:37

nnnik wrote:Same didn't have the chance last time ( by the time I got paypal you guys already closed the link )
Also where is the link for donating again?
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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

15 May 2018, 18:16

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Re: AutoHotkey.net domain hijacked

18 May 2018, 09:18

I feel we should get the domain back for sure to avoid misleading new users but the price is not right :(

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