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2018-11-09 10:12 AM
I've recently installed Pihole at home which allows me to observe and filter out malicious sites including malware. After implementing it I noticed Optus Live chat no longer worked from my phone. So I checked the logs and there were requests to a domain:
being blocked every time. Once I whitelisted it worked.
So I did a search and found this article: https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-s-thebrighttag-com/ which seems to indicate this is assocated with Adware/Malware. Can someone explain this to me and why something like Optus Chat would need this? I may just be missing something.
2018-11-09 10:33 AM - edited 2018-11-09 10:51 AM
It looks like some sort of stats site leaving cookies that some programs see as malware.
Edit: There is a second component that looks like it's calling for some sort of script as are the other 22 or so external sources. Possibly the script is tripping the malware program.
2018-11-09 11:08 AM
Hey there charithap I stand corrected there is something going on with that site however it is not flagging anything with that script. Hopefully an Optus staff member will see this post and direct your concerns to the right department.