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Server hiccup or malevolence? "Maximum signin attempts ex...

Unread postby SAQ » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:05 pm

Just went to sign in and was greeted by

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Maximum login attempts exceeded, must use captcha


Very odd, as I haven't tried to sign in since this morning, and that was successful.

Has Neko been doing something with the server, or is somebody Up To Something?
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Re: Server hickup or malevolence?

Unread postby josehill » Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:32 pm

I saw the same thing today. Ended up resetting my password here. I've also been noticing that the option to stay logged in doesn't seem to be working like it used to. I'll often have to login multiple times a day.

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Re: Server hiccup or malevolence? "Maximum signin attempts e

Unread postby smj » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:59 pm

Yep, seen that captcha required for me once. Nice that it's topical. ;)

Unsure if it means anything, but I've also been having some name resolution hiccups from here at home the past couple days, though when I've checked my colo box is still able to resolve neko just fine. (Could just be my local named working from cache, though.) So far none of these incidents has lasted more than 10 minutes or so.
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Re: Server hiccup or malevolence? "Maximum signin attempts e

Unread postby Alien » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:53 am

I saw the same thing at another message board, leading me to suspect it's a phpBB bug.

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Re: Server hiccup or malevolence? "Maximum signin attempts e

Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:16 pm

SAQ wrote:Has Neko been doing something with the server, or is somebody Up To Something?


Nothing I did on the server, but I wouldn't be surprised if bots are trying out some of the account passwords leaked in the Gawker Media incident.
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Re: Server hiccup or malevolence? "Maximum signin attempts e

Unread postby SAQ » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:46 pm

nekonoko wrote:
SAQ wrote:Has Neko been doing something with the server, or is somebody Up To Something?


Nothing I did on the server, but I wouldn't be surprised if bots are trying out some of the account passwords leaked in the Gawker Media incident.


Guess there must be a saq on Gawker then. Glad we don't share the same tastes in passwords.
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Re: Server hiccup or malevolence? "Maximum signin attempts e

Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:08 pm

Wouldn't surprise me - something like 1.25 million accounts were compromised according to the press. Lots of opportunity for duplication!
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