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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Jun 27, 2014



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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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My first reaction Jun 27, 2014

Hi Samuel,

My first reaction was that you must have been googling for the product lately but I get the same result too. Now that ProZ points to it Yves Champollion will have a hard time getting rid of impotent freelancers

Cheers,
Gerard

10 o'clock in the evening, Paris time, and it's gone now.
Gerard

[Edited at 2014-06-27 19:52 GMT]


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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Page title Jun 27, 2014

I'm pretty sure that is part of the page title in the page’s html code, since I doubt Yves chose that name it looks like they've been hacked.

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John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Not here Jun 27, 2014

Doesn't happen to me.

And the source code is (replacing html tag symbols with {}):

{meta name='description' content='Wordfast - translation memory environment, created by Yves Champollion'}
{title}Wordfast{/title}

which is perfectly normal.

Maybe it's Google that's hacked?

[Edited at 2014-06-27 16:52 GMT]


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philgoddard
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. Jun 27, 2014

Brings new meaning to "translation tool"...

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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Pharma-hack Jun 27, 2014

wordfast.net was hit by the so-called Pharma-hack about one year ago. What Samuel saw is an after-effect of that attack.

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FarkasAndras
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Yes Jun 27, 2014

Dominique Pivard wrote:

wordfast.net was hit by the so-called Pharma-hack about one year ago. What Samuel saw is an after-effect of that attack.


Yes, obviously Google scanned the page during the hack and it was left in its database in that state. I imagine that the site operator can request google to re-scan the site and update its database.


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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
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Not yet solved? Jun 27, 2014

I had this problem already in December 2012, when I tried to renew my license for Wf.

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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Not in Argentina! Jun 28, 2014

In Argentina when googling Wordfast anywhere, we are only offered a page that seems to me a free online tool for translators!

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Clarisa Jun 28, 2014

Clarisa Moraña wrote:
In Argentina when googling Wordfast Anywhere, we are only offered a page that seems to me a free online tool for translators!


Yes, google.com.ar does not have the viagra title in the search results, but if you search for wordfast+viagra, there are plenty of other previously hacked pages in Argentina's Google's memory still:



I guess the useful lesson for freelancers with their own web sites might be: check manually how your site appears in the search results of various national googles.


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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Seems like a very long time Jun 29, 2014

FarkasAndras wrote:

Dominique Pivard wrote:

wordfast.net was hit by the so-called Pharma-hack about one year ago. What Samuel saw is an after-effect of that attack.


Yes, obviously Google scanned the page during the hack and it was left in its database in that state. I imagine that the site operator can request google to re-scan the site and update its database.


Though it's difficult to know exactly how often Google crawls a site I doubt very much that they crawl Wordfast once every year, I would thing it gets crawled a lot more often than that.


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