Is someone trying to hack our forum?

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Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Nigel » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:43 pm

Hi all,

when I logged in just now, I found my account had locked due to too many failed attempts - not by me. Is anyone else having the same problem?

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by neil » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:47 pm

it's going to be difficult to hack, one of the reason why we have this particular feature

If someone is trying to guess passwords can I encourage everyone to ensure they have a password that's not easy to guess, please don't use your boat name or class for your password as these are easy to find
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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Pat » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:15 pm

More likely another Nigel who has forgotten that he registered as Nigelx or something else.
But if it happens to anyone else we want to know.

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Rupert » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 pm

Same just happened to me.
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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Ed » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:45 pm

Thanks for that.

I will try and chat to Neil sometime soon and see if there is anything else we can do.

To be honest, the answer to the original question is almost certainly 'yes'.

The forum is quite big now and gets a lot of traffic. We regularly get bogus applications for membership from spammers/hackers and I am sure that 'bots' also try and log on through known members names.

But, as Neil says....that is why we have these systems in place to stop them.

Just keep your fingers crossed and hope that our systems for keeping them out stay in front of their systems for getting in!

cheers

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Rupert » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:03 pm

Time to change my log in for something really difficult, then. BTW, is it easier for them if the stay logged on box is ticked?
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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Ed » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:05 pm

mmmmmmmmmmmm.....not sure it makes any difference.

If you are logged in, it doesn't stop another computer logging on as well.

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by PeterV » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:58 pm

Same here.
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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by chris » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:58 pm

Yes, I've just been locked out after the first entry of password etc Anyway the extra precaution seemed to do the trick.

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Michael Brigg » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:36 pm

Well if at any time any of you do want any Viagra, I have plenty of time expired free samples lying around somewhere in the back of my consulting room! :wink: :roll: :twisted:


(Legal notice: Thats a joke by the way!)
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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by davidh » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:08 pm

Care to sponsor a certain Merlin Rocket with your supplies Michael? We'd even paint it the pale blue colour and call it 'red shift' (that or 'headache'!!)

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Rupert » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:09 pm

Somehow time expired viagra sounds, well, a little limp, I suppose...
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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by beau » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:21 pm

Had that problem yesterday, but it seemed to resolve itself

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Nessa » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:37 pm

:oops: :P :oops:

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Re: Is someone trying to hack our forum?

Post by Nessa » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:38 pm

this is akin to the friend on facebook who asked if I'd like to try his prodder for size...
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