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Astrometry.net - Malware

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Grant Privett's picture
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Astrometry.net - Malware

I tried to upload an image or two to the astrometry.net blind plate solver website this evening and received a message that the site was hosting malware. 

Has anyone else seen this, or is it new?

Edit: NYU are investigating...

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Resolved

As of this afternoon its working again. Odd.

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malware

Standard false alarm.  Happens all the time.  Nothing to see here, move along please.

This is one reason why I run local astronomy.net servers on my TCS, laptop and two main analysis machines.  If you can spare a few gigabytes of disk space I strongly recommend that you do so as well.

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Astrometry.net problem

Yes, I encountered the same message as you did.  Hope they have resolved all the issues.