On July 14, distribution of deceptive and social engineering content was detected through some Pinggy tunnels. Our logs show that it has been done using the free tier through random subdomains ending with
As a result, while accessing your own tunnels you might have noticed a “Deceptive Website Warning”. However, we assure you that if you were accessing your own tunnel / tunnel that you trust, then there was no possible threat. ( Update: As of 26 July 2023, no pinggy domain shows the warning any more. )
We have taken some preventive actions to mitigate the problem. These are as follows:
Free tier tunnels will get random subdomains on
free.pinggy.online instead of
Existing persistent subdomains will be moved to
pinggy.online, effective immediately.
Your existing URL ending with
pinggy.io will be changed to
Custom domains (e.g.,
cooking.com) will continue to work as usual, but you need to update your CNAME and reissue your certificate preferably within 7 days.
Update your custom domain. Go to dashboard.pinggy.io and reconfigure your custom domain.