Getting gubbed?? Check for bookmakers spyware on your PC/laptop
- Tony 1 February 16, 2016 at 9:27 pm
Interesting article, thanks for sharing it
Trying my to figure out how to check my iMac for this malware, will do some more reading and share anything I find for any other (non-techy!) Apple users+0Pickle 20 February 16, 2016 at 9:32 pm
I found 2 files on my laptop dated 2/2/16. Have deleted them but no doubt theyll be back. will just have to keep checking.+0Mozzer 0 February 16, 2016 at 9:43 pm
Pickle – I checked the cookies log to find the date/time it was installed. On the date that it was installed, the only bookie site I visited was Ladbrokes and I was gubbed by them 5 days later after having had an online account with them for donkeys years. I was also restricted to a maximum bet of 25p!!
Regardless of what browser/PC/iMac you are using, you need to go to your privacy settings, then to exceptions and type in ‘iesnare.com’ and click ‘Block’.+0Mozzer 0 February 16, 2016 at 9:45 pm
just deleting them won’t work, they will be reloaded next time you access the site
you need to set your cookies exceptions to “block” for iesnare.com+078naD 0 February 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm
Great post mate.
I’m not a tech wizard by any means but am careful about ip addresses, vpns, always go incognito and a few more bits+0Dave_Jones 1 February 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm
The link on that site to the radio recording is well worth a listen. Its about 2 hours long though, I listened to it a couple of weeks ago after someone flagged it up on another forum. It covers many topics that have been discussed on this forum.+0deathstar 7 February 17, 2016 at 6:50 am
will hill definitely uses IEsnare, I regularly re-install windows and once I’ve installed flash I visit wills, then go to flash settings and mpsnare is the only cookie listed. so I change the storage to 0kb.
I would point out though, there are probably more ways that bookies track your behaviour now that we don’t know about, all the guides for removing/blocking IEsnare are at least 8 years old. With the rise of the “super-cookie” I would be very surprised if they only rely on IEsnare.+0Mozzer 0 February 17, 2016 at 9:16 am
No doubt they will be doing stuff that we haven’t even thought of yet.
I am not against cookies being used to collect info about my preferences and spending patterns etc but there has to be a point where what they are being used for is overstepping the line and disingenuous
I don’t want my personal data (including passwords) accessed by a 3rd party that I don’t trust implicitly – you never know who they are selling data on to.+0Mozzer 0 February 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm
Pickle – you must set your cookies exceptions to “block” for iesnare.com otherwise it will keep coming back.+0
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