Users of Singtel broadband starting to notice pop-up appearing on every browser they used.

Singtel's official line is that it is currently investigating the issue and many thinking it is a virus attack, a forumer at Hardwarezone may have found the reason for the pop-up.

Wrote ttschn at hardwarezone,

"it looks like it was caused by a misconfigured nginx transparent proxy. it was redirecting URLs like /x.gif to staging.examiner.com/x.gif. so some sites with tracking images like g.gif?id=XX&crypt=YYZZ got redirected.

and then it just so happened that staging.examiner.com was asking for http auth."

If this is so, then the pop-up seem to be more human error than virus attack.

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