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Mashable.com Malware Detected? Breaking Story

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mashable_logoI queued up Mashable.com at 10:50 am cst and received the above error.  According to Google, Malware is detected on Mashable.com.

Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer!  The website at mashable.com contains elements from the site cdn.eyewonder.com, which appears to host malware – software that can hurt your computer or otherwise operate without your consent. Just visiting a site that contains malware can infect your computer.

There is a lot that loads when joinning any page and Mashable and any website can add things to their site that haveunknowingly been flagged in Google for malware, but nonetheless, proceed cautiously when you see this error.

mashable-harms-computers.

I cannot in any way see Pete Cashmore of Mashable fame knowingly allowing any form of malicious content on the site, but none the less, a warning from Google is pretty strong.

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  1. Erion Shehaj

    July 3, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    WOW! I’m there every week. That can’t be good for their traffic

  2. Lani Rosales

    July 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    i bet that scared some @mashable readers back into the feed reader. scary to think this could happen to such a well known site, YIKES!

  3. Brad Coy

    July 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    for the past few days I have not been able to go the Mashable without my browser crashing (in Firefox). strange

  4. Jenn

    July 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Same warning coming up at other sites, also ones which would never knowingly host anything malicious.

  5. Maxie

    July 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I got the Google warning this morning, 7/3, when browsing on icanhascheezburger.com. I sent a copy of the message to icanhascheezburger.com but haven’t herad baCK from them yet.

  6. Pete

    July 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    It’s not us, it’s a site called eyewonder that serves ads to many major sites: I got one this morning on CNN.com. Don’t think there’s a genuine maware threat: it’s Google mis-flagging eyewonder.

    Hopefully they’ll address it soon.

  7. teksquisite

    July 3, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I’ll bet that is why Firefox kept crashing every time I went to mashable today – hoping the offensive ad has been blocked.

  8. teksquisite

    July 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=https://www.eyewonder.com/company.php&hl=en

    That ad site is a mess – I’ll place my money on Google. If you click on any of the links in that first link above – such as:
    https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=elfah.net/&hl=en
    (elfahnet) Malicious software includes 6614 scripting exploit(s), 3838 trojan(s), 3027 exploit(s).

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Austin tops the list of best places to buy a home

When looking to buy a home, taking the long view is important before making such a huge investment – where are the best places to make that commitment?

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(REALUOSO.COM) – Let us first express that although we are completely biased about Texas (we’re headquartered here, I personally grew up here), the data is not – Texas is the best. That’s a scientific fact. There’s a running joke in Austin that if there is a list of “best places to [anything],” we’re on it, and the joke causes eye rolls instead of humility (we’re sore winners and sore losers in this town).

That said, SelfStorage.com dug into the data and determined that the top 12 places to buy a home are currently Texas and North Carolina (and Portland, I guess you’re okay too or whatever).

They examined the nerdiest of numbers from the compound annual growth rate in inflation-adjusted GDP to cost premium, affordability, taxes, job growth, and housing availability.

“Buying a house is a big decision and a big commitment,” the company notes. “Although U.S. home prices have risen in the long term, the last decade has shown that path is sometimes full of twists, turns, dizzying heights and steep, abrupt falls. Today, home prices are stabilizing and increasing in most areas of the U.S.”

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Average age of houses on the rise, so is it now better or worse to buy new?

With aging housing in America, are first-time buyers better off buying new or existing homes? The average age of a home is rising, as is the price of new housing, so a shift could be upon us.

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The average home age is higher than ever

(REALUOSO.COM) – In a survey from the Department of Housing and Urban Development American Housing Survey (AHS), the median age of homes in the United States was 35 years old. In Texas, homes are a bit younger with the median age between 19 – 29 years. The northeast has the oldest homes, with the median age between 50 – 61 years. In 1985, the median age of a home was only 23 years.

With more houses around 40 years old, the National Association of Realtors asserts that homeowners will have to undertake remodeling and renovation projects before selling unless the home is sold as-is, in which case the buyer will be responsible to update their new residence. Even homeowners who aren’t selling will need to consider remodeling for structural and aesthetic reasons.

Prices of new homes on the rise

Newer homes cost more than they used to. The price differential between new homes and older homes has increased from 10 percent traditionally to around 37 percent in 2014. This is due to rising construction costs, scarcity of lots, and a low inventory of new homes that doesn’t meet the demand.

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Are Realtors the real loser in the fight between Zillow Group and Move, Inc.?

The last year has been one of dramatic and rapid change in the real estate tech sector, but Realtors are vulnerable, and we’re worried.

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Why Realtors are vulnerable to these rapid changes

(REALUOSO.COM) – Corporate warfare demands headlines in every industry, but in the real estate tech sector, a storm has been brewing for years, which in the last year has come to a head. Zillow Group and Move, Inc. (which is owned by News Corp. and operates ListHub, Realtor.com, TopProducer, and other brands) have been competing for a decade now, and the race has appeared to be an aggressive yet polite boxing match. Last year, the gloves came off, and now, they’ve drawn swords and appear to want blood.

Note: We’ll let you decide which company plays which role in the image above.

So how then, does any of this make Realtors the victims of this sword fight? Let’s get everyone up to speed, and then we’ll discuss.

1. Zillow poaches top talent, Move/NAR sues

It all started last year when the gloves came off – Move’s Chief Strategy Officer (who was also Realtor.com’s President), Errol Samuelson jumped ship and joined Zillow on the same day he phoned in his resignation without notice. He left under questionable circumstances, which has led to a lengthy legal battle (wherein Move and NAR have sued Zillow and Samuelson over allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade secrets), with the most recent motion being for contempt, which a judge granted to Move/NAR after the mysterious “Samuelson Memo” surfaced.

Salt was added to the wound when Move awarded Samuelson’s job to Move veteran, Curt Beardsley, who days after Samuelson left, also defected to Zillow. This too led to a lawsuit, with allegations including breach of contract, violation of corporations code, illegal dumping of stocks, and Move has sought restitution. These charges are extremely serious, but demanded slightly less attention than the ongoing lawsuit against Samuelson.

2. Two major media brands emerge

Last fall, the News Corp. acquisition of Move, Inc. was given the green light by the feds, and this month, Zillow finalized their acquisition of Trulia.

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