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This site was mentioned by @Steve years ago for looking up your public IP. I've used it periodically for years, though not in many months. Today I found it blocked by NextDNS. Turns out it's blocked by a whole bunch of blocklists which suggests it's not simply a false positive.
>> https://blocklist-tools.developerdan.com/entries/search?q=secure.informaction.com

More info:
- informaction.com currently redirects to noscript.net
- noscript.net is blocked by the notracking list
- reverse lookup of at least one IP associated with the domain points to hackademix.net, which appears to be Giorgio Maone's home page - he's the author of NoScript.

Would anyone have any insight into why this is blocked or how to further investigate? Apparently secure.informaction.com is out of commission.
 
This site was mentioned by @Steve years ago for looking up your public IP. I've used it periodically for years, though not in many months. Today I found it blocked by NextDNS. Turns out it's blocked by a whole bunch of blocklists which suggests it's not simply a false positive.
>> https://blocklist-tools.developerdan.com/entries/search?q=secure.informaction.com

More info:
- informaction.com currently redirects to noscript.net
- noscript.net is blocked by the notracking list
- reverse lookup of at least one IP associated with the domain points to hackademix.net, which appears to be Giorgio Maone's home page - he's the author of NoScript.

Would anyone have any insight into why this is blocked or how to further investigate? Apparently secure.informaction.com is out of commission.
It appears to be a simple redirect to noscript.net. It does not attempt any exploits in a sandbox, seems to just perform a HTTP 301 permanent redirect. Obviously this is no longer what it was when Steve mentioned it, but at the exact time that I looked at it, it is not malicious.
 
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It was quickly unblocked at my request. Which makes me wonder how effective block lists are... :O
 
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