[Guide] Globally Blacklisting Scripts From Running on MTurk's Bank Account Management Pages

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  1. ChrisTurk

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    UPDATE 12/17: AMT is aware of the conflict w/ script url matching & as the system matures I think we can expect a more permanent solution from their end which is ideal! In the meantime I'd still recommend making the changes below just to be safe :)


    I just updated TVJS to explicitly exclude itself from running on the new (known) MTurk Bank Account Management pages, but I'd seriously advise users to add these pages to their TamperMonkey global blacklisted pages.

    IMO, there is no reason to allow scripts to run on these new domains. Even though the information is obfuscated scripts could potentially still make changes without user knowledge. By default, most known payment processing sites (PayPal, Stripe, etc) are blacklisted by TamperMonkey/Greasemonkey and I'd advise all workers to add these configurations to the extension to ensure the new worker bank account management options are guarded.

    In the past this was naturally the case, as Amazon Payments is on a different domain than MTurk, so workers using a MTurk related script never granted access to their payments options. They are now on the same domain, and any script whitelisted for worker.mturk.com can trigger on the new pages.

    Be EXCEPTIONALLY careful who you are installing scripts from nowadays. I do not have access to the new pages yet and I'm not familiar enough w/ TMs architecture to know if this will still disallow "silent" network requests to these pages or not. Even if not malicious, any of the tons of scripts that just include "worker.mturk.com" can/will trigger on these pages and could cause unintended conflicts/glitches (especially be careful with the gift card button if it is still there, I STILL can't see these pages myself so relying on 2nd hand knowledge to try and navigate)

    Chrome - TamperMonkey
    1. Load chrome-extension://dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo/options.html#nav=settings
    2. Change "Config mode" at the top of the General header to "Advanced"
    3. Scroll down to the Security header
    4. Add these two domains to the Blacklisted Pages section - pay attention to the trailing * and make sure to include it!
    5. Save

    Code:
    https://*.mturk.com/direct_deposit*
    https://*.mturk.com/payment_schedule*
    
    FireFox - TamperMonkey
    1. Click the TamperMonkey icon in the navigation bar (should be top right by default) & click "Dashboard"
      • upload_2019-12-16_18-44-53.png
    2. Go to the Settings tab
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    3. Change "Config mode" at the top of the General header to "Advanced"
    4. Scroll down to the Security header
    5. Add these two domains to the Blacklisted Pages section - pay attention to the trailing * and make sure to include it!
    6. Save

    Code:
    https://*.mturk.com/direct_deposit*
    https://*.mturk.com/payment_schedule*
    
    Example Image:
    upload_2019-12-16_18-33-55.png
     
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  2. Naria

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    Wh...why do you specifically have comic 970 of xkcd whitelisted?
     
  3. Naria

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    Oh. It's there by default.

    Okay, that's weirder than you just having it. Maybe?
     
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  4. carrie35

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    TurkerView mTurk Forum | Scripts, HITs, & mTurk Community - Error
    The requested page could not be found.
     
  5. dan

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    highlight the link text and copy/paste it. or just highlight and drag into the navigation bar or whatever
     
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    Mine says there is an error when I click on the link. Am I doing something wrong here? I am very sorry.
     
  7. Tecnique

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    copy paste it
     
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    Thank you thank you!
     
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    Thanks, @ChrisTurk. You seriously have taken on quite a role as an ambassador for the worker community. We appreciate it.
     
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  10. MortimerP

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    Thanks for this!
     
  11. Janya

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    It really took me a minute.... to figure out... ... copy paste the whole thing LOL!!

    chrome-extension://dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo/options.html#nav=settings

    I kept going to this page via the dashboard saying to myself, it LOOKS like the same URL....

    Thank you for this!!!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Thank you, Chris! Awesome, awesome, awesome support!
     
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    Thank you
     
  15. L Lemon

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    Thanks, Chris. The Chrome instructions you listed worked perfectly!
     
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    Hi there--I'm not so new to turking, but I'm definitely new to posting... Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. I'm getting this:
    dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo is blocked
    Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension.

    • Try disabling your extensions.
    ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CLIENT
     
  17. Ornac

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    I misunderstood what the problem was. Edited to remove unhelpful advice.
     
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  18. Ornac

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    I did misunderstand sorry. That's from trying this: Load chrome-extension://dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo/options.html#nav=settings

    I use Firefox mostly and don't have Tampermonkey installed in Chrome so grain of salt...... but you should still be able to get there to follow the rest of the steps by just opening it manually like in the Firefox instructions.
     
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    Woke up late today- came here- saw this- did it without question- tells me how much I trust ChrisTurk (and all of you guys). Thank you
     
  20. FarFairAway

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    Oooh I see what you're saying. Thank you for your help! :emoji_blush:
     
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