If you visited RocketTube yesterday, you may have received a warning from Google or from your browser informing you that RocketTube might not be safe to browse due to spyware / malware hosted on our site.
On Friday afternoon we discovered that OpenX, the system we use to display advertisements, had been compromised by hackers who used it to place bad code on our pages. We worked quickly to remedy the problem, but Google and other malware reporting organizations had RocketTube blacklisted for many hours after the problem had been fixed.
The problem was real, but we want to stress that the bad code was on our site for a very short time, and the chances of your computer being infected from anything on RocketTube was very slim. Still, we recognize that we must do a better job of protecting our members and users from these kinds of threats . We’ve hired a security firm that specializes in malware attacks to help us prevent anything like this from happening in the future.
We are not a huge company who views our users as “traffic” – we are a small, gay owned and operated website striving to create a destination with a real online community. Our users are the most important part of those efforts and we are committed to keeping you safe as your browse and interact on RocketTube.
Importantly, we want to assure you that RocketTube is now 100% malware free and safe to browse.