The amazon capsules have extra html in them that shouldn't be there.
I also saw one of my friends here had posted a very strange comment on a hub which I though was not like her at all. It just said "data recovery services" on a hub that was nothing to do with that. I'm 99.9% certain she didn't post it.
I have emailed the team, but wondered how widespread this was.
Ah, I know what it is. When you add a specific amazon product, you can add a description. I bet this poor spammer tried to add poker links into description - but links are not live. No hack, just a regular spam attempt that failed
Umm, providing that thread was not a smart ass attempt to figure out how to make links live - I would suspect guy got some kind of trojan/malware on his own computer. Still likely nothing to do with HP or Amazon websites
Lol Pearl It's me alright! I thought at first it was a hack of the site, but after doing some digging around on google it looks far more like a virus someone has on their PC, rather than anything site wide.
There are plenty of people complaining that when they type into an online venue, these strings of html (a href link code) come out automatically or are added to the bottom of their text. So puzzle solved! Not so good for the person that has it on their PC though
I spoke to the person today by phone and it does seem to be a piece of malware localised on her PC which somehow automatically creates all this spam crap. I'm sure she sent an email to you guys today to explain what's happening and I sent one to Maddie for good measure.
Ya mean some one has pasted in the Amazon descriptions their own hacked spam code and now I GOTTA COPY AND PASTE MYSELF????????
Whats the world coming to when a user has to copy and then paste someone else's spam, geebus, that means making an effortand moving my mouse around and clicking on more screens. I was disgusted at spam behavior in the past, now I am doubly disgusted!!!
I am absolutely sick of trying to fix my hubs to sate nebulous faceless administrators. This stoopid hub has well over 300 words per ad capsule. It's published in the proper category. It deserves to be 'featured' and I...
If one is left behind in technoogical race, he is always at a loss. It always hurts me that there is no provision for pasting a HTML code at hubpages. There may be a policy of HP for not including this...