This morning, I went to the boing boing main site on my smartphone, using Firefox. I noticed that the articles were the same ones from over 24 hours ago; this often happens, so I refreshed the page as I usually do and new articles showed up.
I started scrolling, and all of a sudden a big window popped up covering the page. It was white, and had the “Google play protect” logo (a green shield). It said something like “your device is unsafe, update Google play protect” and had a button to click. I clicked on it(I know…), and another pop up appeared that said, with a lot of misspelling and punctuation errors, to go to my settings and enable “install apps from unknown sources.”
Of course I freaked out, shut down the browser, and went to Google play to check if there were any updates I needed to install, but there were none. Google play protect (the real one) said that everything was fine as well. I tried opening boing boing in the chrome app, and saw the same pop up.
Anyone else seen this?