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Is this website ok or is it a bit shady?

  1. chef-de-jour profile image89
    chef-de-jourposted 2 years ago

    I came across this website http hmm/www.tpu-shield. com/p/Sports_and_Recreation___HubPages_com and am not sure if it is ok or is it doing something it shouldn't?
    Someone with knowledge of these issues could quickly answer OK or NOT?

  2. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago

    I am not finding this address.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I found it, but I did not go anywhere near it. Any website that steals the name of another might do other unethical things as well. Better safe than sorry.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    And I've now discovered it appears to be a China website.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    If you Google "tpu-shield.com" (without all the HubPages stuff added), the first Google search result is in what looks like Arabic. (edit: Google sez it's Persian.)

    ...So it could be a site cloning HP in the local language of wherever they're based. Or perhaps they're a front for Al-Qaeda.

    Either way I'd stay well clear of it.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You are right. With my eyes, I mistook it for Chinese. Your post made me go back and break out the magnifying glass. lol

    2. chef-de-jour profile image89
      chef-de-jourposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What purpose does a cloned site have? Is it a positive, negative or a don't know kind of site? Is it possible to flag them up in any way, shape or form with Google? I'm clueless but would like to know why a big effort has been made to clone, if that's what it is.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    Warning:  I was still signed into HP when I tried to see what this site is.  It seems to be a fake HP site.  The warning is, that if you are signed into HP, and then click on this site while there, you actually can pull up your own HP account.  I got out fast.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If you actually went there, I'd advise to do a complete security check/cleanup now. And Persian is a synonym/subset of Iran.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image89
      chef-de-jourposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What shall we do? Just ignore it? Is that the best policy? What if the whole site is cloned? What does that mean? I have no idea about these things.

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    I reported this to HP.  I also reported what happened when I went to the site.  Hopefully they will take a look into it!

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    paradigmsearch: I am running virus scans, dumping cache etc.  I am going to change my password as well.

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    No purpose. Just some random a**hole looking for content to fill his site without having to do the actual work himself.

 
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