This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

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This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Skav » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:30 am

Yesterday, I PM'd Neil, telling him that when I logged in yesterday that my login attempts had reached the maximum and that I had to solve a CAPTCHA.

Neil has yet to get back to me, however, today the same thing has happened! I've had to solve a CAPTCHA because my login attempts were up.

I have never had this before in all my years on the forum.

I didn't want to bring this out publically but with the same thing happening to me again today, I feel it is important.

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Vincent » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:37 am

It's not just you. And they're already looking into it.


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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by knightfever » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:47 am

Mine was okay, but thanks for the heads up.

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Matthew » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:59 am

Hi guys,

This is an issue that Neil and I thought was limited to staff accounts. From what we can gather, it’s a widespread phpBB problem that’s being caused by spambots attempting to circumvent the anti-spam features that are used during the registration process by logging into active user accounts.

As long as you have a strong password, we believe that your accounts should be safe, but this is a situation that’s of great concern to us at the moment.

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Skav » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:16 am

Matt,

thanks for clarifying!

This is the last thing that needs to happen here!

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by nee716 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:19 pm

I deal with crap like this everyday. These flippin spamBOTs are major pain in the butt. I always tell my end users to use at least one CAP and 1 number and keep it @ a minimum of 6 charcters of a password and it should be fine

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Slade » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:59 pm

I only log in maybe once a day but the last 2 days Ive got a log in error,it keeps telling me I exceeded the log in thing and I have to go a Catchpa screen(not sure if thats right) to log in,so I put the letters in right and everything works fine,but I know Im not putting my name and password wrong.Any help is appreciated?
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Knight Ind.2000 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:07 pm

The same thing happed to me today when I tried to log in.
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by KITTfan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:45 pm

Just logged in and had to solve the CAPTCHA too.

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Matthew » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:21 am

Just to let you guys know, I’ve decided to sticky this thread indefinitely. That way, it won’t get lost in the shuffle, as this issue is of the upmost importance to all of us at the moment. :good:

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Skav » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:01 am

Matthew wrote:Just to let you guys know, I’ve decided to sticky this thread indefinitely. That way, it won’t get lost in the shuffle, as this issue is of the upmost importance to all of us at the moment. :good:

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Matt,

if you are going to do that then in that case can you edit my original post up to where I say "I feel it's important" and cut out the last sentences about a hacker getting a life.

Seems pretty daft now.

Thanks! :good:

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Matthew » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:18 am

Sure thing Skav, just PM me a redone draft, and I'll edit it in for you. :good:

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Slade » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:45 am

It didnt happen to me today,yey I think :?
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Matthew » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:41 pm

Unfortunately, this problem doesn't seem to work like that Slade. To hazard a guess, I’d say the bots are cycling through the user lists on this and other sites, giving off the impression that normality has resumed, when in fact, those being affected when we aren't simply haven’t been around to notice it.

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Slade » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:36 am

Well it didnt happen to me again today,so I dont know whats going on? :?
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Slade » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:16 pm

Ok it happened to me again today.Weird one a few days no problem and no back to it :?
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by taoworm2323 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:15 am

Its happening again.
The dreaded entering of the multiple CAPTCHAs
This is like the 5th time so far.
And it won't let me log out for some reason either.
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by KITTfan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:13 am

It's difficult to solve the CAPTCHA, failed 4 times before it let me in.

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Milo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:21 pm

its happened to me too, first time ive been able to log in for ages..
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Lost Knight » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:26 pm

Well, if I suddenly start spamming the board with all kinds of advertisements and shady links, everyone will know why. :)
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by KITT_Vs._KARR » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:52 am

Well I got it also, but I changed my stuff just to be on the safe site. I'm gonna guess, but I think KARR might have something to do with it. Just saying.. (LOL)
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Slade » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:03 pm

Doh!!! It happened again,I havent any problems for the last few weeks and now its back again :roll:
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Vegasmike » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:59 am

Happened to me again today, as well as yesterday. Answered the captcha a few times yesterday and it still would not let me log in.

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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by Josch Schulz » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:34 pm

Now it happend to me :kitt2:
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Re: This needs to be bought to everybody's attention (login)

Post by KITTfan » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:32 am

KITT_Vs._KARR wrote:Well I got it also, but I changed my stuff just to be on the safe site. I'm gonna guess, but I think KARR might have something to do with it. Just saying.. (LOL)


Heh, good one :) When last seen, KARR's CPU was still alive somewhere in the desert and now he's trying to cause troubles for KRO thinking it's got something to do with the pompous Foundation who abandoned him in 1982 :lol:
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