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Hubpages Clone - Very Important - Please Check

  1. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    Hi friends,

    I have found a real hubpages clone today, here is the link to one of the hub to that site:  http://66.211.109.29/hub/cellphonetips

    I do not know what it is, but I found it while googling for "soni2006 voip" in the search box today.

    Here is the link to the original site: http://66.211.109.29/

    Previously, I thought that this site is hubpages itself and tried to log in but when I tried to log in, I was unable to do that. Don't know what it is? If anyone has any clue regarding it, please let me know?

    1. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      soni, how did you find this particular site? hmm

      1. soni2006 profile image45
        soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        rebekah, do what I did.

        1. Go ahead and type "soni2006 voip" in google without codes.

        2. Now click page 5 in the google search results below.

        3.  You will find a page saying "CELLPHONE TIPS" on the second or third link of Page 5 of that search done by me.

        This way I got it.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    very uncool, I tried also, said username was invalid.

    another report to staff.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      rebekahElle, do you think it is done by a hacker or something. I can search, surf, and use the site like a guest but cannot log in. Why????

      1. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I really don't know. Is it the exact same home page as now? I didn't check. I know nothing about hacking. someone will check it out.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    hi soni, hi all, you need to report it! i checked it also..

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tell me how to report it to hubpages staff or anyone can do that, it would be great, but give the link for reporting hubpages too, as I have not done that before and want to bookmark it for reporting these types of problems.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    it certainly looks different to me, the pics are not as clear, etc. and the URL ???

  5. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Wow - that is a total copy. Even down to all the links in my profile page and my analytics tracking code. sad

    How very odd.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is really really bad. My score is going down. I don't know if it is related.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL

        How is your score on the clone site?

        1. soni2006 profile image45
          soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          same dear same........ditto

  6. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    I'm sure they steal your account password ,when you try to sign in .
    Take care.

  7. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    That was my thought - so I did not try and sign in. It looks exactly the same though and is using my adsense and analytics codes on "my" pages. lol

  8. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Everything I checked looked identical!  Be very careful trying to log in -- alot of these copy-cat site steal your pass word when you try.

    Copy-cat pages are most often used to steal banking information, from banking sites.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am sorry to say that I logged with my username and password but immediately changed my password after that.

  9. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    it appears that everything is the same except the URL and there is no mention of hubpages in the URL. I've never seen a web address like that, have you?

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I have also seen same types of urls before but as it didn't concern me, I ignored it.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      All web adresses look like that - then they resolve to a domain name.

      I tried signing up but could not do so. I guess they are just scraping for personal information.

      Seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to to get an email address.

      1. soni2006 profile image45
        soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Might be possible. I am very worried. I do not want to lose my account.

  10. waynet profile image46
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I don't know, there's always someone doing something dogdy behind the scenes of everything, report report!!!

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think there are many more things like these which need to be found, checked, and reported. Information is leaking behind the scenes.

  11. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I changed mine also. mad

    if they went to this much trouble, it seems they're after more than email addresses?  I'm hacker ignorant.

    my dog wants her walk, so see ya later. hope this gets resolved.

  12. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 7 years ago

    The IP number reverses to: hubwbe11.hubpages.com

    So it is a subdomain of the hubpages site on first looks.  So just a gateway.

  13. Helen Cater profile image60
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Very odd, but I am not good on things like this. I changed my AdSense password. Perhaps this is what they want.

  14. r2moo2 profile image60
    r2moo2posted 7 years ago

    May be a phishing site.

    Its important to report this to the Hubpages team.

  15. Zsuzsy Bee profile image83
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    Sony report it to the Hubpages team...  'team@hubpages.com'
    actually on the forums threads there is also a report button...

  16. guidebaba profile image61
    guidebabaposted 7 years ago

    ....and the clone site is automatically getting updated. Even this thread is there and is getting updated with every post neutral

  17. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    I would definitely report it to be cautious, but I think it is probably a cache for the site or a back up version in case the main site goes down.

  18. 0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Yep, we're all there. I reported this topic as well Soni2006, so that whoever comes in will see this topic and hopefully respond. Especially if it is of their doing. So we can understand what's going on.

    Thanks for finding this.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you very much Nelle.

  19. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    I don't think there is a need to report it. In my opinion it is a backup site. When hubPages is down, you will still be able to see your content there and somehow Google Bot crawled it. You can't log in because the database backup is not there but the content is there so that Google Bot never sees the site is down and neither the visitors.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think you are right but what about this?


      using IP address = 66.211.109.29 for hostname = hubwbe11.hubpages.com

      OrgName:    Evocative, Inc.
      OrgID:      EVOCAT-2
      Address:    1400-65th Street
      Address:    Suite 150
      City:       Emeryville
      StateProv:  CA
      PostalCode: 94608
      Country:    US

      NetRange:   66.211.96.0 - 66.211.111.255
      CIDR:       66.211.96.0/20
      NetName:    EVOC-NET-1
      NetHandle:  NET-66-211-96-0-1
      Parent:     NET-66-0-0-0-0
      NetType:    Direct Allocation
      NameServer: NS1.EVOCATIVE.COM
      NameServer: NS2.EVOCATIVE.COM
      Comment:   
      RegDate:    2005-12-22
      Updated:    2008-03-10

      OrgAbuseHandle: NOC1709-ARIN
      OrgAbuseName:   Network Operations Center
      OrgAbusePhone:  +1-510-652-7505
      OrgAbuseEmail:  noc@evocative.com

      OrgNOCHandle: NOC1709-ARIN
      OrgNOCName:   Network Operations Center
      OrgNOCPhone:  +1-510-652-7505
      OrgNOCEmail:  noc@evocative.com

      OrgTechHandle: NOC1709-ARIN
      OrgTechName:   Network Operations Center
      OrgTechPhone:  +1-510-652-7505
      OrgTechEmail:  noc@evocative.com

      # ARIN WHOIS database, last updated 2009-09-08 20:00
      # Enter ? for additional hints on searching ARIN's WHOIS database.



      Dig -x results

      ; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> -x 66.211.109.29
      ;; global options:  printcmd
      ;; Got answer:
      ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 17202
      ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

      ;; QUESTION SECTION:
      ;29.109.211.66.in-addr.arpa.    IN    PTR

      ;; ANSWER SECTION:
      29.109.211.66.in-addr.arpa. 900    IN    PTR    hubwbe11.hubpages.com.

      ;; Query time: 0 msec
      ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)
      ;; WHEN: Wed Sep  9 10:16:44 2009
      ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 79

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
        Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol... that is quite a lot of information... I don't know, maybe they(HubPages) have outsourced backup and due to this outsourcing they are not trusting others with our usernames and passwords.

        1. soni2006 profile image45
          soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Deep thought. Agree. Anything could be possible.

    2. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      but I think it is not a backup site because in a backup site, we can easily log in and do the same things we are able to do at the main site. What do you think????

      1. Helen Cater profile image60
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this
      2. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
        Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You might be right and I could be wrong. But once HubPages was down for maintenance and I could not see their home page but when I entered the URL of one of my hubs it was up there. Plus it might not be a very good idea to place username and passwords of your members on maybe a less secure server or they might be saving some space. Who knows.

        EDIT: Could not see the signin page and neither the 'my account' page.

        1. soni2006 profile image45
          soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think you are right. Lets wait and see.

          1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
            Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yea, lets wait and while we are waiting, lets write some good hubs. smile

            1. soni2006 profile image45
              soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Okay. Whatever will happen will happen to us all. We are a team here and not alone so lets wait for the HP staff's response. In the meanwhile, I would say for benefit of other users that PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO LOG IN ON THAT SITE as we are not sure about that. It might be possible it is a backup site for HP or a potential hacker trying to steal our personal info.

              1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
                Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I second this. It is important not to try to log into it.

                1. soni2006 profile image45
                  soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks for the support Ultimate Hubber.

                  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
                    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Anytime mate!

  20. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    mmmmm..... I know we will get a response from HP it is identical and when you click on the forums everyone is on there. I believe it could be a back up for HP.smile

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Might be possible. I am confused.

      1. AEvans profile image70
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Me too!! smile
        All is identical except we cannot log-in which I am relieved could you imagine if we could log-in? HP will let us know they always have and always will, I am not going to stress to much. smile

  21. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Its still early in CA, so hopefully we'll get a response from the team soon.

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whatever it is, it is not meant for earning money out of hubpages as it has the same adsense account ids displayed on its pages which I have checked via the PAGE SOURCE link (Ctrl+U) in my mozilla firefox.

      This discovery leads me to believe that this is a backup site for hubpages, around 75% sure now.

  22. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Welcome... You have stepped through a wormhole.... To Your parallel universe. 

    Please Remove Your Shoes... And Leave your wallets, purses and passwords in the collection plate that you will find within section 9 or in your words "Soni's hubwbe11.hubpages.com"

    You will notice duplicate content has been established to help you feel more comfortable with this piracy. Please do not attempt to cross back to your original universe until your ad cents accounts have been reactivated. Thank you... the original site will self destruct within two minutes. yikes

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  23. r2moo2 profile image60
    r2moo2posted 7 years ago

    We shouldn't treat it as a backup site.

    That's because there is no reason for launching the backup in the Internet.

    We must treat it as a phishing site, until declared safe.

    For safety reasons, they are to be guilty till proven innocent.

  24. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    If its not a backup site, is it going to hurt our adsense clicks?

    Should we continue to post new hubs or wait until this is resolved?

    1. soni2006 profile image45
      soni2006posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think there is no harm in publishing hubs or doing our work as we were doing. This thing must have come to the attention of hubpages staff through this thread and they must be working on the same to resolve this issue if it is.

  25. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I am certain that HP is completely aware at this time and is working on the situation as we discuss. I would continue to post and let them deal with the rest, just my opinion. smile

  26. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Ive found this site before also, couldnt log in, noticed the odd url, did a whois, my final decision was that it was a hub backup or intentional supported clone also.

    IF the url resolves to a subdomain of wwww.hubpages.com ...than I have no concerns.

    I dont know why its live, but their are duplicates of hubpages for hubpages canada that i run into sometimes.

  27. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up soni smile That is so weird?

  28. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 7 years ago

    That's the ip address of one of our web servers.  It wasn't properly redirecting, but it is now.

    1. guidebaba profile image61
      guidebabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! Finally relieved.

    2. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I knew it! big_smile

    3. charanjeet kaur profile image61
      charanjeet kaurposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the information. It indeed was freaky.

    4. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Bugger!!! No Parallel Universe????? yikes
      How do I get my Wallet Back?? hmm
      I was so sure that this was the Captain's Best act of piracy so far.... lol

  29. oderog profile image39
    oderogposted 7 years ago

    This is a mirrored site aimed at getting your log in details and password. Once they have managed to get your details, am sure you will loose your account to them. Just take care never never log in

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You didn't bother reading the post from Paul Deeds, did you?  He pointed out it is actually one of HubPages own servers.

  30. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Paul for the update!

  31. thisisoli profile image64
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Just so people know, a web address (URL) such as Hubpages.com is actually just a user friendly 'bookmark' which forwards to one, or several, IP addresses (Such as the string of numbers on that URL). Occasionally search engines will pick up the IP address instead of the URL, often down to misconfiguration. 

    This turned out to be the case in this instance, however you should always be wary of cloned websites trying to steal your login details!

  32. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Hooray!  Thank you Paul, for clearing that up.

  33. r2moo2 profile image60
    r2moo2posted 7 years ago

    Well, its proven innocent now. LOL

    Great community here! Any scams of sorts get sorted out at Hubpages real easily. You don't get that in other websites.

  34. yoshi97 profile image88
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    hoh boy! smile

    When I did a traceroute to see where the server was located I got a chuckle when I found out it was Hubpages. smile

    Still ... good to know people are actively watching our backs. smile

  35. 0
    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

    I just was not even going near it, this is why I was home today and am just now writing, since I just found out the truth..Im not messing with anything on the web I am uncertain of, ever...

  36. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    Thank you very much sir for relieving us out of this issue. I am so sorry that I found that link yesterday but I did not ever wanted to spread any rumors. I just wanted to be all of us safe, hubpages and its users, including me.

    Now, lets publish more hubs to boost our incomes.

    Best of luck to all of you for publishing high quality informative and useful hubs.

  37. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Glad that ones all sorted out. smile

 
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