I can’t say I’m impressed by the Malwarebytes forum. Apparently a request has been made by an ‘Elite’ member and a ‘Forum Deity’ to move my post to the False Positive section of the forum. I have looked at the 4 different sections there and so far can’t see my post.
As a rule of thumb, when a member reports a post, a notification is instantly sent to the Mods/Adms. How fast the situation is handled will depend on the availability of any one of the Adm team. They may not be online; this may explain the delay. I am not too familiar with that forum but it looks like your thread would be showing up on the False Positives board.
Helen I don't know what's going on here to be honest.
I have looked at your screenshot and under where it says Direct Link the web address is given as the one with the 'u' in front (the one seemingly causing the problem) but the Sharing Link is given as http://cubeupload (without the 'u') figure that one out if you can.
BillieJean Thanks for raising this issue as I've just experienced the same pop-up window and was wondering what it was about.
I'm afraid I'm still 'wondering' Squirrel. I've run the URL for the u.cubeupload site through the Virus Total check a couple of times myself now and all but one place gives it a clean bill of health. I still don't know what the connection between the cubeupload with the 'u' and the one without the 'u' really is given that the screen shot earlier in this thread would seem to indicate that there is a connection of some sort.
I can confirm Sepiana is right, there isn't any risk malware is coming from our end. If you have any more information from Malwarebytes that you can share, I'd be glad to look try and get some more understanding on the problem.
And I am sure he knows what he is talking about. His credentials? Impressive!!!
Gabriel is a wonderfully talented iOS developer and graphic designer. From the age of 16, he’s built and maintained numerous successful online communities and websites. Including the zero compression image sharing service cubeupload.com, . . .
I still don't know what the connection between the cubeupload with the 'u' and the one without the 'u' really is given that the screen shot earlier in this thread would seem to indicate that there is a connection of some sort.
If you want to get to the bottom of this issue (cubeupload with/without "u"), I would strongly suggest you contact Gabriel. He is better qualified to explain it. You can contact him via PM.
Thank you firstly to hmca for reaching out, sorry I hadn't been able to check back sooner.
Whilst the majority of people use cubeupload for great things, often like yourself, sharing art and images where they care deeply about quality being maintained, it is unfortunately not true for everyone. Some people upload images purporting to be things they aren't in an effort to mislead people (phishing), and some people like to try and upload something which pretends to be an image but actually contain malicious code, which attempts to trick our computers.
We scan and block images that carry any risk to our system or anyone viewing them, but if an image does slip through we block it from causing harm and remove it. People like Malwarebytes, Windows and Apple computers, all take steps to ensure nothing bad ever results from these offending images, and we work along-side them to do our part.
We continue to improve our system to get rid of these people - if it's very annoying for us, I can only imagine how it must be for yourselves, so again I'm very sorry that a few people have disturbed your experience.
What has happened in this situation is that a site has picked up an individual, or number of individual images which contain malicious code and has flagged the entire URL where they were found. This has resulted in the popups you are seeing, but does not indicate any risk to yourselves:
This issue does not affect the images shared on this forum, nor the images you personally upload to cubeupload.
I really hope that clears things up and hope more that you are still confident to use cubeupload going forward. I would advise to dismiss the warnings you receive and keep enjoying your lovely images.
p.s Lastly, just a little bit about "u.cubeupload.com" versus a regular "cubeupload.com" url - Put simply, "U" stands for user, and it's where we store the images you upload. When you are on the regular cubeupload.com site it is simply fetching the images from "u.cubeupload.com" and displaying them. If you aren't logged in then your images are stored on "i.cubeupload.com"
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2017 14:47:45 GMT by cubeupload