Public IP info site secure.informaction.com site blocked/inop

  • Release Candidate 6
    Guest:
    We are at a “proposed final” true release candidate with nothing known remaining to be changed or fixed. For the full story, please see this page in the "Pre-Release Announcements & Feedback" forum.
    /Steve.
  • Be sure to checkout “Tips & Tricks”
    Dear Guest Visitor → Once you register and log-in:

    This forum does not automatically send notices of new content. So if, for example, you would like to be notified by mail when Steve posts an update to his blog (or of any other specific activity anywhere else), you need to tell the system what to “Watch” for you. Please checkout the “Tips & Tricks” page for details about that... and other tips!

    /Steve.

saguaro

Active member
Oct 22, 2020
31
4
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.
 
Upvote 0
It was quickly unblocked at my request. Which makes me wonder how effective block lists are... :O
 
Upvote 0