School of Dragons Forums holding tightly to MALWARE.

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As I do have Malwarebytes and I did a trial of the premium, I found some interesting warnings of this website holding hijacking and ransomware.

 

Hijacking/Hijacker - "A hijacker is a type of that malware that modifies a web browser’s settings without users’ permission, usually to inject unwanted ads into the browser or redirect to scam sites."

 

Ransomware - "Ransomware is a form of malware that locks you out of your device and/or encrypts your files, then forces you to pay a ransom to get them back."

 

These are from the Malwarebytes glossary they have on their website. 

 

This website has also had a history with me of warnings of riskware. 

 

Riskware - Riskware, or “risky software,” describes legitimate software programs that contain loopholes or vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers for malicious purposes.

 

I was suprized to see this on the forums that School of Dragons holds. 

 

This is not safe.

 

 

 

 

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a bit about me

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join date: September 21, 2016

3 years after it came out on July 17, 2013

favorite dragon: stormcutter

hobbies: drawing, reading, and writing. 

favorite game(s) i have: "splatoon 2" and "the last guardian"

prized possesions: wooden mannikin, nintendo switch, trico statue

favorite musical artists: jonsi, fall out boy, jon bellion, porter robinson, maedon

favorite book series: wings of fire

favorite book from such series: book 8

dragon i have most of: stormcutter, planning to get a second one on my main viking.

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weird or personal stuff about me that im fine sharing

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im 14 currently, birthday is on april 3

i have monovision, a condition in your eyes that has one eye near and other far sighted. i can't see 3d movies, plus i dont wanna see red and blue through the entire thing. 

i have an actual raccoon skull i picked up from a field. dont worry, my friend helped me bleach it

i collect feathers and marbles

ive been drawing for 8 years. i started in 2010.

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DRAGONS

(Green star signifies a favorite dragon, which I call Dragons of Honor.)

(A flag next to them means that they are wild and like to visit. [in story terms])

Male

Female

None

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Cloud - Deadly Nadder

Wasp - Speed Stinger

Flower/Feathersky lost account so had to rename - Woolly Howl

Glider - Titan Woolly Howl

Paralyze - Shockjaw

Nation - Stormcutter

Icicle - Snow Wraith

Airborne - Grapple Grounder

Bonlie - Boneknapper

Fang - Monstrous Nightmare

Needle - Whispering Death

Zues & Andrew - Hideous Zippleback

King - Timberjack

Nightsong - Slithersong

Coaster - Skrill

Armor - Razorwhip

Queen - Typhoomerang and a huge jerk

Serphant - Tide Glider

Wonder - Sandwraith

Camo - Changewing

Agaiga - ArmorWing

Tune - Thunderdrum

Unit - Eruptodon

Patches - ScuttleClaw

TOTAL: 24 dragons! (main viking)

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OTHER VIKING

Sticks - Deadly Nadder

Drain - Shockjaw

Animal - Stormcutter

Parade - Flame Whipper

Maw - Boneknapper

Ceu - Stormcutter 

Slither - Triple Stryke 

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TOTAL: 7 dragons! (2nd viking)

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Art dump here (imgur)

Edit dump here (imgur)

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some gifs i enjoy looking at.

 

     

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i guess thats it go home now.

 

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Dangerous.

This has happened on several occasions and I do NOT want to put up with it. It's making me worried for those who don't have protection on their computer and may be on these forums.

 

I cannot stress enough how odd this is

 

on a forum for children

 

I will not stand for it. 

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I was quite put off by the fact that on this forum ppl are so concerned about their privacy and yet they have an account on a forum where the website is already not secure.

Note: I don't have anything against anyone of you being concerned about your privacy, figured this may come across the wrong way

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elder of Immortal Midgard Lightning, picture by yaxmi

part of Dreki Riddari

Things you don't need to know about me and my dragons to stay alive: My viking's name is nightrainOfSummer. She's not really a character, rather a version of myself. I do have a story but it changes a lot so I don't write it here. My second viking's name is HighwayMintOvO. I named both after amazing songs (Nightrain by Guns N' Roses, Highway to H.ell by AC/DC and Highway Zero by Izzy Stradlin), Mint, our almighty goddess and OvO, the one and only stalker king Psycho Boneknapper.

Outside of game info: I love listening to music, most of my dragons are named after songs. I'm watching One Piece (finally at the current episode) and what I like the best about HTTYD are the dragons. My favourite dragons are the Skrill, the Stormcutter, the Triple Stryke and the Moldruffle. I also play Rise of Berk and I read Warrior Cats (in German). My favourite movie is Into The Wild (no, not only because of the soundtracks... but they're a big part of it too XD)
This is my dragon cave account.

My characters
Those are documents mainly about my dragons, but also adoptables and own characters. I'd like to thank everyone who made art for me, I'm always happy to see others' interpretations of my characters. I'll link them soon. I will also link the songs I named them after, if there's no music video I'll link a live video because they're more interesting to me. If there's no decent quality live video either I'll try to link an audio XD
Nightrain's dragons
Sandstorm
DeadWrong (Dead Wrong by Adler)
icyRoad
Megaphone (Nothing As It Seems by Pearl Jam)
Whisper in the Dark (Whispers in the Dark by Skillet)
Mudhoney (the band Mudhoney)
RiverAndConcrete (River and Concrete, both by Izzy Stradlin)
lightMyFire (Light My Fire by The Doors)
liveWire (Live Wire by Mötley Crüe)
TBone
Dehydrated Coyote (Dehydrated and Milo, both by Izzy Stradlin)
Sweetchbladeknives (Rocket Queen by Guns N' Roses)
KillerOnTheRoad (Riders on the Storm by The Doors)
Papercut (Paper Cut by Nirvana)
Dragon Cannonball (Human Cannonball by Toadies)

Highway Mint's dragons
The Body Electric (The Body Electric by Hurray for the Riff Raff)
Innuendo (Rocket Queen by Guns N' Roses)
Trance Mission (Trance Mission by Izzy Stradlin)
Polly (Polly by Nirvana)
Silent Storm (Silent Storm by Carl Espen)
Rager (The Rager by Kyle Craft)
Calm after the Storm (Calm after the Storm by The Common Linnets)
Battle Symphony (Battle Symphony by Linkin Park)
Black Hole Sun (Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden)
Night in White Satin (Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues)
Snow (Snow by Izzy Stradlin)

Other dragons
Other animals

Screenshots of my dragons:

Sandstorm

DeadWrong


icyRoad

Megaphone

WhisperInTheDark

Mudhoney

dormantVolcano

RiverAndConcrete

lightMyFire

deadHorse

Asura

LiveWire

TBone

DehydratedCoyote

Sweetchbladeknives

KillerOnTheRoad

Dragon Cannonball

Papercut

Emperor Scorpion

Firework

Demon Stinger

Wildfire

Quatsch und Tratsch

others' pictures
Thanks for the amazing pictures!

My imaginary Stormcutter by Zikta
Mudhoney by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX

lightMyFire by Zikta

Sandstorm and icyRoad by Zikta

RiverAndConcrete by Wixyigzy

Asura by Zikta

RiverAndConcrete by Zikta
Asura by AntroTyree
Sandstorm by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX

LiveWire by dogloven
LiveWire by AntroTyree

DeadWrong by Zikta

Sandstorm by Zikta

Sandstorm by Zikta

DeadWrong by Zikta
Tiger Baby, a female Night Fury adoptable; base by Wyndbain, colored by AntroTyree

Primal Scream, a female Blazing Firemaw, adopted from Zikta


DeadWrong the philosoph by Zikta
DehydratedCoyote by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX
lightMyFire by XxXPurpleHolking
Asura by XxXPurpleHolking
WhisperInTheDark
Sandstorm by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX

lightMyFire by Zikta

Megaphone after playing in the snow and becoming friends with the one and only psycho Boneknapper aka this happens when you fail to request the right colors by Zikta

my trumpet dragon Allamanda by ScaleFeatherz

DeadWrong after becoming a titan wing by Zikta

DeadWrong - maybe he has changed by Zikta
DeadWrong - but he will always remain the question marker by Zikta

the psycho Boneknapper and Nightrain by Zikta

TBone and Nightrain by Zikta

Lucid Dream, a Flightmare chosen and drawn by Zikta

LiveWire by Zikta

LiveWire by Zikta
DeadWrong by Zikta

DeadWrong by Zikta

DeadWrong by Zikta
DeadWrong kidnapped by Zikta

Nightrain playing with Zikta's Gronckle meteor (with helmet, just to be safe, a header is dangerous, you know)

deadHorse by Zikta

my waterproof hairdryer dragon Siccy by TosiLohi

Primal Scream as Titan Wing by Zikta

Siccy the titan wing waterproof hairdryer dragon by Zikta

Allamanda the titan wing trumpet dragon by Zikta

Edit of Emperor Scorpion by Zeezur

Emperor Scorpion by Zikta

Easter Fire by Zikta

Fab One by Zikta
KillerOnTheRoad by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX

Emperor Scorpion by Zikta

Sandstorm sunbathing by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX

DeadWrong by XxSilver.NightxX

Emperor Scorpion by Zikta

Emperor Scorpion and DeadWrong by Zikta

Nubecula Pulverea the Woolly Howl, chosen and made by RagingNature

Piscatora Spinata, a Whispering Glider by snowflake12298

Nubes Gravis, a male Artillery Wyvern by Wildvanity

Emperor Scorpion by Kasanelover

WhisperInTheDark and Sweetchbladeknives by piggyxl

Emperor Scorpion by RoaringOrigins

Tiger Baby by ELSA II

Mudhoney and Firework by Zikta

Marinecutter by Madoka Miyazono

DehydratedCoyote by Fireflash

Tiger Baby by Zikta

Nubecula Pulverea and Tiger Baby meeting for the first time by RoaringOrigins

Dragon Cannonball by RedHoodJason

Emperor Scorpion by Zikta

DemonStinger by Zikta

Quatsch und Tratsch by sunsetlightthelovely

Sandstorm by Zikta

liveWire the cactus by HoneyCloudy

liveWire by sunsetlightthelovely

cute DemonStinger and a cute fish by RoaringOrigins

DeadWrong by Zikta

deadHorse by Zikta

Tiger Baby by Zikta

Sandstorm by Zikta

Give DeadWrong back -_- by Zikta (note that question mark)

DeadWrong by Zikta

DeadWrong by Zikta

DeadWrong by Zikta

Pluto and DemonStinger by Zikta

Quatsch und Tratsch, RiverAndConcrete and Ignis et Cinis by RoaringOrigins

Tiger Baby by Zikta

Witchura by Zikta

Threadfail by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX

An Artillery Wyvern egg by Wildvanity

Look who hatched! Bluehound Star the Artillery Wyvern by Wildvanity

Threadfail by Zikta

Bête Traquée by LissaFish

KillerOnTheRoad as Spyrogia by ImDerpySheylaYT

Ignis as Spyrogia by ImDerpySheylaYT

Cinis as Spyrogia by ImDerpySheylaYT

Bête Traquée as Spyrogia by ImDerpySheylaYT

Reward with DehydratedCoyote by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX (no thanks, you're number one :3)

Tiger Baby by AndreaEaston

Sandstorm by AndreaEaston

DehydratedCoyote by XxXPurpleHolkingXxX

Hypergolic by RoaringOrigins

Primal Scream by LissaFish

Some non-forum-RP birds by RoaringOrigins

Pics by me

Sandstorm

DeadWrong
Dragon Cave
Shortwing Spirit the Albino Dragon
Hochspannungsleitung the Electric dragon
Vasoline the Sunstone Dragon
Attitoode the Misfit Pygmy
IronCurtain the Split Dragon
Twump Towers the Gilded Bloodscale Dragon
SpeedOfSound the Carmine Wyvers
Magik Hemelfeeks the White Dragon
 

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You ARE correct, however there are young children on here who don't really know what the secure website or non-secure wbesite may mean. 

But I completely agree. 

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I'm not talking specifically about your thread, it's nice of you to share this as many don't have the possibility to check that. However, it's not surprising at all.

But it's really strange that a forum for an educational game is so "secure".

I actually thought about not making an account for some weeks because of the almost non-existent security. Instead of that they censor swear words? Really? XD

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Huh. I get a popup occationally that I can get rid of by just clicking out and in again but that's about it. Still this is concerning. I wonder if it has anything to do with the spam that makes its way onto the forum nearly every weekend or if it's worse and hidden. I mean it's pretty easy not to click a spam link (even though that is bad by itself for a children's forum as some kids just might not know the danger) but if it's hidden that is much worse.

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My main viking and HTTYD fan charicter Hypergoof.

Seen here with a snow nadder and a statue her friend Termite gave her because she couldn't sell it.

(Wiggles, Termite's whispering d.eath, bit it's left arm off.)

Below is my profile pic made bigger to show the amazing detail

It's Hypergoof going berserk with a durian mace.

(Drawn by my amazing sister)

(She even drew the fur on the shoes)

        

 

Bumbles the candy loving Lazersight Vesperwing who likes to stalk me for my food.

Adopted from goldenfury360 who made the species.

Lineart done by NightmareRebuff

 

 

 

 

 

 Flint the over curious gluespit.

Adopted from chameishida.

 

 

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It's an Outbound threat. So it most likely is hidden within the spam every weekend, or something hidden in the website itself. 

 

That is no excuse though. 

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As it's me, I have terrible anxiety and can't talk to much people here BRAVELY on public forums, and can't chat to admins as I'm also scared of it as well.

 

 

But can we send this warning to an admin that created the

website? I can't do it myself, not because I'm lazy, but because of my anxiety. I wish I could, though. 

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I'll PM a link to this thread to an admin for you.

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I might wait untill Monday though as it's late Friday for me and I know the Admins are off on weekends so it might get burried if I try to PM them right now or tommorrow.

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I have found no positives on this forum through MBAM and other software. The tracking pixels are google's so those should pose no threat, either (but honestly everyone blocks those anyway).  This site does not seem to have a firewall, though. Can you show me the report? I'm pretty curious about this now!

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I'll PM you about it, it's... ridiculous. 

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Would you maybe post it here as well? It affects us all as we all have an account here and I'm also curious.

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Okay! So far I haven't had a single positive on the forum in the past few days. (mind the fact that I block tracking pixels by default and I'm using adblock on SoD) MBAM did detect threats from other forums I tend to visit, however. I think that the alerts MBAM gave about SoD were definitely false-positives. Or it may have detected a malicious ad or the websites those spam links tend to refer to.

 

Everything seems fine and dandy for now, though. I wouldn't worry too much about it. 

 

How to make sure you're PUP-safe on the internets:

  • Use an adblocker, but be sure to whitelist trusted sites
  • Use an extension that blocks tracking pixels, like Ghostery
  • Use a VPN on websites you feel iffy about
  • Maybe use an add-on like No Coin against crypto miners

 

For the rest, just be sure not to click any links that go off-site and you should be fine.

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That's very good to know. 

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Could you suggest a good adblocker that is free? I really need one for my pc.

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My Dragons

 

Storm-Adult Nadder

Stormfly-Titan Nadder

Thornado-Titan Thunderdrum

Whispy-Titan Whispering Death

Troyfa-Adult Whispering Death

Roar-Titan Skrill

Dagur's Skrill-Adult Skrill

Meatlug-Titan Gronckle

Koytsoylia-Adult Gronckle

Bone Phantom-Titan Boneknapper

Cloudy-Titan Stormcutter

Barf Belch-Titan Zippleback

Fangy-Titan Nightmare

Hooky-Adult Nightmare

Fireglow-Adult Fireworm

Heatblast-Baby Fireworm

Spark-Baby Fireworm

Screamy-Titan Screaming Death

Charivdi-Adult Screaming Death

Venom-Titan Flightmare

Sand Wraith-Titan Sand Wraith

Toothful-Adult Sand Wraith

Snoggletog Wraith-Titan Wooly Howl

Benny-Adult Wooly Howl

Shocky-Adult Shockjaw

Gronci-Adult Groncicle

Night Light-Adult Groncicle

Speedy-Adult Speed Stinger

Icebreaker-Adult Speed Stinger

Deathsong-Titan Deathsong

Butterfly-Adult Deathsong

Windshear-Titan Razorwhip

Lucifer-Adult Devilish Dervish

Taxi-Adult Timberjack

Lump-Adult Snafflefang

   Axewing-Adult Armorwing

 Fourwing-Adult Singetail

Avocado-Adult Eruptodon

Potato-Baby Eruptodon

 Snowy-Adult Snow Wraith

Maleficent-Adult Moldruffle

Mal-Adult Moldruffle

Thredtail-Adult Hobblegrunt*

Kapnaw-Adult Smothering Smokebreath

Crocodilino-Adult Windwalker

Smidvarg-Adult Night Terror

Skullcrasher-Adult Rumblehorn

Snake-Adult Grapple Grounder*

Grump-Adult Hotburple

Shiren-Adult Tide Glider

Candy-Sweet Death

Pitchers-Adult Snaptrapper

Venus Flytrap-Adult Snaptrapper

Mudstorm-Adult Mudtracker

Rainstorm-Adult Raincutter

Chinski-Adult Changewing

Scauldy-Adult Scauldron

Uma-Adult Scauldron

Sharpshot-Adult Terrible Terror

Toothless-Adult Night Fury

Tailchanger-Adult Flame Whipper

Sleuther-Adult Triple Stryke

Harry Hook-Adult Triple Stryke

Gladiator-Adult Elder Sentinel

 

I am trying to get two dragons of each species, one being a Titan and the other one an Adult

 

Some things about myself

 

I am a 16 year old boy. I am from Greece and I live in Athens. My favourite food is souvlaki. My hobbies are swimming and basketball. My favourite movies are How to train your dragon movies, Jurassic Park/World movies, Descendants movies and Marvel movies. My favourite series are HTTYD series, Victorious, Descendants and many more XD. I like any kind of music and I don't have a preferable singer.

My favourite characters from HTTYD are Hiccup, Astrid, Valka, Stoick, Toothless, Stormfly and the Light Fury

 

My adoptables

 

Owl by Wolflight

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/woolly-howl-request-thread

 

Shock and Bolt by dogloven

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/dog-doin-more-requestss-5-spots-only

 

Toothless by ELSA II

https://sta.sh/01zrymx96oc2

 

Twilight by RoaringOrigins

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/strike-class-art-requests

 

Indoraptor by RedHoodJason

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/another-art-request-thread#comment-707975

 

HICCUP AND TOOTHLESS

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And some fanart that I found through Pinterest and DeviantArt (these are not mine I just found them while scrolling)

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για toothless and hiccup httyd 3

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