Wtf is secret rune?


#1

Is this malware that has infected my machine, or is it some intentional bs that’s now part of boingboing? Just in case it’s only me seeing it, It shows up as a little black and white icon on the side of the text of a boingboing post, and let’s you highlight sentences, and share with your friends.


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#2

Ikea to teenagers: stop hiding in closets until closing and then having illegal "sleepovers" in our stores
#3

Thanks. I’ve been avoiding all things trumpian, so I would never have seen that explanation.


#4

No worries. I’ve got that post bookmarked as you’re not the only one asking about it. :slight_smile:

FWIW, NoScript should probably kill it.


#5

I’ve passed along the request for an opt out.


#6

Awesome, thanks! If I spot anymore questions, I’ll point people here, save me spamming you with notifications. :smiley:


#7

I’m using NoScript, and I don’t see anything like what is being described. In the drop-down list of scripts trying to run, however, there is nothing new that might be related to Rune.

Since I’m not interested in a social sharing tool, I also would like an opt-out, or preferably an opt-in.

Thanks, @M_M, for helping out here.


#8

The cdn.secretrune.com should show in your list (the others only ran after I whitelisted them to see what all the bother was).


#9

Adding that to my Adblocker fixed it, but I can’t help but think it’s a bit of a blunt instrument way of doing it.

Also, Hey, the BBS has a front page! Who knew?!


#10

It appears in Privacy Badger too if you have it, so you can block it from there


#11

I can see it too. It’s annoying inasmuch as I can no longer select and highlight text.

Will add to the blacklist.


#12

I really hope BoingBoing is being paid to host this…


#13

Do not want.


#14

When your app is suspected as possibly being malware, you’re doing something wrong.

Seems like an ill fit for the site, but maybe it’ll be the next big thing.


#15

Found it. It’s under “recently blocked sites” on the drop down list. Thanks, NoScript!


#16

If you’re inclined and you’re using uBlock, go to the dashboard, my rules tab … press the edit button under Temporary rules, and add:

* secretrune.com * block

Once you’ve verified that it works, you can click the commit button.


#17

Adding secretrune.com/* to my uBlock filter list did the trick.
While I was in there, I also added blocks for

stackcommerce.com/*
stacksocial.com/*
vidora.com/*

Now my bb pageloads are much faster.


#18

Rune is working on an opt out.


#19

Just to throw some more unsolicited coins in ---- I loathe anything that starts popping up things when I select + highlight text, which I do frequently to search and/or mark my position in a text.

Can these folks do something that makes it activate after an activation click, not on highlight?


#20

Yes, thank you for mentioning that it shows when you select stuff (on BoingBoing articles/topsite.) Now I can pretend to freak out and move on to the ‘what were they thinking’ notion, knowing semi-well that it was just getting some person to stop tripping out on the same exact VR near a Usual Table at a place.