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Traffzilla interfering with other websites #16

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DHandspikerWade opened this issue Dec 13, 2017 · 7 comments
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Traffzilla interfering with other websites #16

DHandspikerWade opened this issue Dec 13, 2017 · 7 comments

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@DHandspikerWade
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@DHandspikerWade DHandspikerWade commented Dec 13, 2017

Traffzilla appears to be causing issues with links on other websites. The issue creates a blank page with the domain of traffzilla.xyz after clicking a cross domain link. I had noticed the issue while trying to logging into my banks website. This caused the username and password to be POST'ed to this third-party domain.

@JonAbrams
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@JonAbrams JonAbrams commented Dec 13, 2017

This problem is the only reason I discovered that this extension was secretly tracking all my web traffic.

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@DHandspikerWade DHandspikerWade commented Dec 14, 2017

@JonAbrams If the extension is actually packed based on this repo, it was only added recently (#9).

It's easy enough to remove it and reinstall as a new extension. The maintainer doesn't appear to be trying to hide the use of Traffzilla. The Chrome store has a pretty large paragraph in the description saying that it was added. It seems super sketchy to track all visited websites; even more so when there is seemly no public information about Traffzilla. Their website is just a Russian "Coming soon" site.

@teocci
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@teocci teocci commented Dec 14, 2017

I was contacted by this russian company saying that this traffzilla it is clean and unnoticeable for the user. I check the code and as they said only redirect when you access to one of the listed pages. I think I will remove this traffzila is only giving me headaches.

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@teocci teocci commented Dec 14, 2017

Traffzilla was removed in the version 0.8.13

@teocci teocci closed this as completed Dec 14, 2017
@teocci teocci reopened this Dec 15, 2017
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@teocci teocci commented Dec 15, 2017

Hey guys T_T I cant remove the script until Dec 26th T_T. You can compile the version 0.8.13 or 0.8.7 in the meanwhile. T_T Sorry guys I don't have money to refund that company the issue will b open until that day T_T Sorry again guys

@JonAbrams
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@JonAbrams JonAbrams commented Dec 15, 2017

Thanks for the honesty. I've switched to: https://github.com/tulios/json-viewer

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@DHandspikerWade DHandspikerWade commented Dec 15, 2017

Fair enough, I just packaged 0.8.7 for the time being and probably switch back later after this gets sorted out.

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