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Ad popup

  1. Noahvanpaassen
    Gingerbread May 10, 2016

    Noahvanpaassen , May 10, 2016 :
    Hi guys,

    I recently got a ad popup that made my phone vibrate and it also knew that I have a One Plus X. This site always has ads. How is it possible that it let my phone vibrate and knew my phone model?

    I have no untrustable apps installed.

    Thanks for helping!
     

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  2. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar May 10, 2016

    Tokolozi , May 10, 2016 :
    Your web browser, every web browser, tells the server a lot more then you think. And if its app based and was in the notification bar you can see the origin app from it while long clicking on it.
     

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  3. kshiteejnaik
    Honeycomb May 10, 2016


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  4. Noahvanpaassen
    Gingerbread May 10, 2016

    Noahvanpaassen , May 10, 2016 :
    It was on a website on chrome.
     

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  5. Noahvanpaassen
    Gingerbread May 10, 2016


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  6. Lancelot_69
    Lollipop May 10, 2016

    Lancelot_69 , May 10, 2016 :
    It doesn't matter, chrome provides the info.
     

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  7. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar May 10, 2016

    Tokolozi , May 10, 2016 :
    Ah then it's just part of the info your browser sends to videos and the fact that a lot of adds use Google information (which you knowa includes android)
     

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  8. Noahvanpaassen
    Gingerbread May 10, 2016

    Noahvanpaassen , May 10, 2016 :
    Okay so nothing to worry about?
     

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  9. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar May 10, 2016

    Tokolozi , May 10, 2016 :
    Not necessarily no, just normal behavior I'd say.
     

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  10. Lancelot_69
    Lollipop May 10, 2016


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  11. yahiroz
    Jelly Bean May 10, 2016


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  12. sionyn2
    Eclair May 10, 2016

    sionyn2 , May 10, 2016 :
    yep perfectly normal there called http headers it allows the client (web browser) to tell the server of it capabilities. it would be nice though for one plus to add ad blocker to oxygen os and a great selling point too ads are so intrusive these days and the main main vector for receiving malware too.

    makes so much sense
     

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  13. Dominique57350
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 10, 2016

    Dominique57350 , May 10, 2016 :
    Its JavaScript that connect your phone to the server that allow vibration and model number like A001 oneplus bacon
    Just shit add when you visit some euhh euhh nice sites?
     

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  14. Noahvanpaassen
    Gingerbread May 10, 2016

    Noahvanpaassen , May 10, 2016 :
    It is some kind of forum I think.
     

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  15. Dominique57350
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 10, 2016

    Dominique57350 , May 10, 2016 :
    Some kind?
    If it is what i meant, NP
    If it is a réal forum, could you give me the link?
    Here or through MP :)
     

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  16. Vancrack
    Gingerbread May 10, 2016


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  17. auerbach
    Honeycomb May 10, 2016


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  18. Deactivated User
    May 10, 2016


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  19. Johnny_Curry
    Froyo May 10, 2016

    Johnny_Curry , May 10, 2016 :
    As most people have said the browser gives away more info than you may think but it is nothing to worry about. As for the ad your talking about, if I am correct it is a scam, I have experienced similar ones saying that "Your OnePlus X is infected" or "Install app x to speed up your OnePlus X" followed by a vibration. Just ignore them and close the tab, it can be caused by ads in the webpage or some apps. You can root and install an ad blocker or use an ad blocking browser.
     

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