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michel le curie
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I know we need to protect from hackers, but I got locked out. 1st time in 15 years apart from when on several occasions the site went down.
Maybe it's time I moved on?

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Every once in a while there is a surge of hackers/spambots trying to register for the forum hence the security modules are triggered. It can often leading to over blocking of IPs hence the issue you got. I also got it before logging in.

I have cleared the list so should be fine now. (some people may have gotten temporarily logged out of the forum a few mins ago after I did it)

People who do not run forums tend not to appreciate how much bombardment forums get from spambots/hacking attempts etc. It can be hundreds of times daily. We have almost zero spam here due to the security modules we have in place.
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Sad indictment of the way the web is constantly being abused I suppose.
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Last two days I still sometimes get the "exceeded maximum number of login attempts" when I try to log in. Anyone else?

Probably just a recent surge in hack/spam attempts.
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I had that this morning. It occurs every 3-4 weeks or so.

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I guess the hackers are particularly active during lockdowns as I am getting locked out all the time now ?
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theOptom wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:34 pm
Probably just a recent surge in hack/spam attempts.
Ask your web hosts about CloudFlare, I think this is what it's supposed to prevent but it's over my head.
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