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Avoid this site?

McAfee site advisor says to avoid the site but the owner says its just a cookie problem? It has thousands of posters which makes me wonder?



Are you sure you want to go there?

http://forums.eog.com/showthread.php?t=338551 may be risky to visit.

Why were you redirected to this page?

  • When we visited this site, we found it exhibited one or more risky behaviors.
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Re: Avoid this site?

The owner can request a review if he thinks it is fine


One of the other mods more experienced in Siteadvisor should be along soon.

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Re: Avoid this site?

forums.eog.com inherits the rating and reputation of eog.com, which is rated low-risk by SiteAdvisor. When you try to go to the site though SiteAdvisor blocks access with a High-Risk warning stating that the site has

files that contain viruses, spyware, or other potentially unwanted programs

The reason for this is that eog.com is Green-rated both by SiteAdvisor and by TrustedSource but when eog.com was tested it linked to another site, bodog.com, which is shown as Red-rated.

bodog.com no longer exists, and the reason for that is obvious (below) but SiteAdvisor still shows the previous site link.

bodog site seizure.JPG

The  "bodog" empire has a chequered history, a sanitised version of which can be seen at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodog - probably placed there by the site operators. It was bodog.com whose downloads were rated as Dangerous, at least in part because of the way they were packed. The links between eog.com and bodog.com should give you pause for thought :

The website Bodog.com was seized on February 26, 2012, and its founder Calvin Ayre was among those indicted on February 27, 2012 by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on grounds of illegal gambling and money laundering.[15][16]

eog.com and bodog.com are/were apparently owned by the same Costa Rican company (EOG Sabana Sur diagonal hotel Rincon valle) and the server for both is in Costa Rica (see http://website.informer.com/eog.com). The server was reported by Project Honeypot as a spam sender a couple of years ago but there have been no recent reports of suspicious activity.

According to Sucuri eog.com is currently running under an outdated version of WordPress, which makes it vulnerable to a number of malware attacks directed against WordPress sites. The site otherwise gets a clean rating from Google Safe Browsing and Norton SafeWeb - I could check it against others for a more thorough analysis but at the moment it's not a priority.

On WOT eog.com is rated Poor for Vendor Reliability and Unsatisfactory for Privacy.

My own opinion is that the site deserves an Amber warning from SiteAdvisor, in part because of its past behaviour and also because the server software is out of date. If you wish to contact SiteAdvisor to have the site re-tested (and I think this should be done, because SiteAdvisor's site-linkage information now needs updating) you can do so using the email addresses and feedback pages detailed in this document.

Message was edited by: Hayton on 24/12/12 02:02:18 GMT
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