If you are in China, you have probably been experiencing the WPKG.org Redirect or ptraveler.com Redirect. This is one more attempt by the powers to control the internet in China. The Great Firewall monitors all traffic in and out of China. This program has identified a Facebook login plug-in that is popular on many foreign websites.
Solutions to the WPKG.org Redirect
Solution one to the WPKG.org Redirect problem
Step 1 -> In Chrome: go to settings
Step 2 -> After you open Settings: Click on ‘Show Advanced Settings’. The advanced settings will give you the option to select ‘Privacy’.
Option Two is to click on ‘Manage exceptions,’ this will open a new window, which will allow you to manage which sites are blocked. You can than enter in [*.]wpkg.org and [*.]ptraveler.com. I have added Facebook blocks also. This should solve your wpkg.org redirect and ptraveler.com redirect, but it is not working for everyone. This brings us to our next solution to the wpkg.org redirect problem.
Solution two to the WPKG.org Redirect problem
According to a Reddit user, “If you want a really quick fix for the problem, simply add “http://wpkg.org/my.js” to your favorite ad blocker (like uBlock origin, adblock plus, etc.) and you can browse all those websites again with no problem! (you can also add connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js to your ad blocker, but this will also prevent legitimate Facebook connect sites once the Great Cannon is done.”
Solution three to the WPKG.org Redirect problem
The third option is to use a VPN, I am currently using Astrill at my house and I am not having this problem. You can read more about VPN’s here. Using a VPN is still the best option when dealing with different internet blocks in China.
The WPKG.org Redirect problem
I will try to keep you updated has we move forward with this new problem. I might also talk about how this is a major new cyber weapon for the powers in China. Think about a botnet with over 500 million users. They could redirect traffic at any site for any reason and create a DDoS attack. I feel a little sorry for the travel bloggers that got destroyed by this redirect. Anyways, this is life in and out of China. More stories to come. Keep smiling all you ‘Sunshine’ people.