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Facebook Login Issues?
« on: June 18, 2010, 11:04:20 AM »
Is anyone having any Facebook login problems? My wife keeps getting dead pages or incorrect HTTPS certificate problems when she tries to login.

It's been going on for a while, so I'm starting to think that it may be an SSL MIM attack by the ISP... Sheesh... Now if that's not paranoia, I don't know what is! :)

Anyways, aside from the Australian spy agency attacking Facebook users, is there anything in realityville that's causing problems? :P
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Re: Facebook Login Issues?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 11:54:31 AM »
My first guess is one of those numerous addons or user scripts that politely convert every http to https for various sites, one of those was the culprit for me a while back. I was able to log in, but every thing I clicked on went to some scary page saying not to trust them.

And there's a new one out.

The problem in my case, in my opinion, was that a lot of background images, flash, etc. really are not on a secured site, so they really need to be http.
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Re: Facebook Login Issues?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 06:58:31 PM »
This isn't affected by scripts or anything. It's the same on several computers in different browsers on each.

That addon you pointed out looks quite cool, and like a good thing to have.
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Re: Facebook Login Issues?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2010, 10:57:48 PM »
a friend had this problem of facebook being redirected to ooyala.com but the other computers on the network worked fine. i told him to check his hosts file in the windows folder. he hasn't come back to me yet.. :)

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Re: Facebook Login Issues?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010, 11:12:27 PM »
a friend had this problem of facebook being redirected to ooyala.com but the other computers on the network worked fine. i told him to check his hosts file in the windows folder. he hasn't come back to me yet.. :)

That sounds like a virus. :(
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Re: Facebook Login Issues?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 12:23:55 AM »
That sounds like a virus. :(

i thought so too, maybe some malware got into hosts file and created the redirection. in any case, i'd go around his cubicle this Monday to confirm the infection.

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Re: Facebook Login Issues?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 11:39:12 AM »
Make sure he does a more in-depth check than just the HOSTS file. If I were a malware author, I wouldn't use that as an attack vector. I'd rather go for the browser or the networking infrastructure as that is harder to detect/cure. 
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