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Re: Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs

TOB2
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Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs

Starting 3 days ago, Netgear Armor began blocking URLs when playing Sudoku and reading Smartnews on my iPhone: Sudoku: trk118.onnur.xyz; Smartnews:  smartnews.link.  I have been plaing Sudoku and reading Smartnews for years.  Now, I'm getting upwards of 80 warnings within a 10 minute period about the identified links above. Why is Netgear Armor suddenly blocking these and how do I stop it?

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FURRYe38
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Re: Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs

Please post about this in the Armor app forum:
https://community.netgear.com/t5/NETGEAR-Armor/bd-p/en-home-armor
https://www.netgear.com/landings/armor
Good Luck.

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CrimpOn
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Re: Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs


@TOB2 wrote:

Starting 3 days ago, Netgear Armor began blocking URLs when playing Sudoku and reading Smartnews on my iPhone: Sudoku: trk118.onnur.xyz; Smartnews:  smartnews.link.  I have been plaing Sudoku and reading Smartnews for years.  Now, I'm getting upwards of 80 warnings within a 10 minute period about the identified links above. Why is Netgear Armor suddenly blocking these and how do I stop it?


Those are actually the URL's?  I tried to open them on my desktop and got a 404 (not found) for the "xyz" and something that was definitely not "News" for the second.

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TOB2
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Re: Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs

That is what the log is showing.  It has http:// in front of the URL and says it is SPAM.

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TOB2
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Re: Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs

I posted my question to the NETGEAR Armor board as requested.

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CrimpOn
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@TOB2 wrote:

That is what the log is showing.  It has http:// in front of the URL and says it is SPAM.


This is a perfect example of why participants in the Armor forum have an "edge" in responding.  Does Armor create a log file?  Wow.  Who knew?

 

Sudoku and Smart News are iPhone apps?  You may not be the only app user to experience this.

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TOB2
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The log is in the Netgear Orbi App, under the security section.

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CrimpOn
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Re: Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs


@TOB2 wrote:

The log is in the Netgear Orbi App, under the security section.


(Duh.  Hope somebody in the Armor forum is more helpful than I am.)

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Mstrbig
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Re: Netgear Armor Blocks Sudoku and Smartnews URLs

This is why I never use any hardware protection. They always want to be too aggressive causing false positives. I get 404 error on first IP and the welcome screen on the second IP. If I turn my virus protection to the aggressive level and the second one gets blocked because of false positives.

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