posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:13 AM
a reply to: bananashooter
And how does that browser hijack reaches the user's devices?
Ads are targeted, they are chosen by the ads providers according to the information they can gather from the user/device, that's why I get almost no
ads (even when logged out), because they have few ads for Portugal. They also use any information they can gather, so people browsing with specific
devices can get specific ads (there's no sense in advertising something for an Android device if you are using an IOS device or a games console, for
example), and the ads providers also use information from the ads they serve on other sites, so they know (through cookies and other methods) which
sites people visit and (if the provider is Google) what searches they made, so the ads some members see are not seen by other members and
If this was a problem on the code of ATS pages it would affect everyone, regardless of device/browser/location, as this specific problem appears to
happen only to IOS users it looks to me like it comes from some advert that is targeted to that specific kind of device.
I only have access to an IPad at work, so, at the moment, I cannot try it for myself to see if it happens to me or not, but I will try not to forget
to try it on Monday.
PS: any site can know, through the information given by the browser, what ISP, country, browser, browser language and operating system the user is
using to access the site, so that information is the most basic any site can gather from a user, and that's enough to choose what kind of action they
should do. I have the browser I use for ATS configured with English as the default language, so some Portuguese sites (including one I made) show me
the English version instead of the Portuguese version.