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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:15
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Checking your browser.

I am becoming irritated by the regular and frequent (it seems) browser checks that seem to be getting longer than the 5 seconds.

It is as if I am not trusted - or is this the latest form of the delay that used to be used by moderators to irritate miscreants?
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:20
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It's only started happening to me in the past week. Who is checking and what are they looking for ?

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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:21
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And me. And me.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:25
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I thought it was only me suffering (since yesterday). Now it seems there are 2 other threads on the forum relating to this issue. Personally, I don't care too much about the 5 seconds delay but it does leave me wondering "what are they doing in there?" In my PC, that is.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:27
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There's a thread in an upper section about this (same questions)

It's a new way of trolling for good porno bookmarks among the browsers
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:35
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
It's a new way of trolling for good porno bookmarks among the browsers
Thank goodness for Incognito mode.........

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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:37
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Website owner has turned on the "I am under attack" feature which scans to make certain you are not a botnet and part of a dDOS attack.(Dedicated Denial of Service)

hahaha you cannot be in incognito mode, because if you dont accept cookies and javascript, you dont get in!
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 16:56
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I am not familiar with this particular engine (that drives this forum) but usually there are many means and options available for the administrator who can tighten the access thus slowing down the client machine.

IMHO it is a good practice to strength the security because there are many pictures and videos posted here, and who can gurantee that when one presses some link in somebody's post it does not lead to an infected web site?

E.g., I personally was not able to reach the site yesterday afternoon at all (to say nothing about logging in). And a couple of months ago for a certain period of time (while attempting to reach the site) I was explicitly notified somewhat like (not word-to-word) "the users in that country are prohibited to enter".

And it is indeed easy to ban the whole country (IP-addresses are easily identifiable).

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Old 24th Jul 2018, 17:14
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I got a couple of virus alerts from a PPRuNe page a day or two back...
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 17:43
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See Post #11

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Old 24th Jul 2018, 18:04
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hahaha you cannot be in incognito mode, because if you dont accept cookies and javascript, you dont get in!

I can for porn..........

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Old 24th Jul 2018, 18:40
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I've also noticed I keep having to sign in (as in almost daily) despite having the 'keep me signed in' box clicked. This just happened in the last week or so...
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 18:43
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
I am becoming irritated by the regular and frequent (it seems) browser checks that seem to be getting longer than the 5 seconds. It is as if I am not trusted - or is this the latest form of the delay that used to be used by moderators to irritate miscreants?
You will be relieved to know, I am sure, that it happened to me when I first logged in today.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 19:13
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Yes, it is a regular feature every time I go on this site. I suppose it is just another security measure. For none other than good reason.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 22:56
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A few weeks ago something changed and I have had to log in every visit, then last week I started getting the "checking your computer" page
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 08:06
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I got this for the first time today.

A "WTF" moment!
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 15:32
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I am also a member of the ME TOO club and get the same message whether I log in on my phone or pc.Like most I am well and truly fed up with all these pages that flash up asking you to click I AGREE.....
Like many I suspect I simply click in order to look at the site you have chosen to open.
All a case of axxhole protection which dominates organisations nowadays.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 15:43
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Can anyone explain what precisely is being checked?
Are IB searching for other addresses that have been accessed - or what content is stored on the computer?
I think we should be told . . .
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 17:35
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I'm no computer-security expert, but a denial-of-service attack is just targetting a web site (and its server) with a massive number of automated page requests - so much traffic (1000s of requests per second) that it can't do anything useful at all. The mere existence of the 5-second pause may be enough to make such an attack pointless, just as a 2000-round-per-minute GAU-19 chain-gun would become rather pointless if limited to 1 round every 5 seconds (12 per minute).

A Distributed DoS attack infects or hijacks multiple "innocent" browsers to vastly increase the massive demands on the target, so it is possible the forum netware is checking your browser for infection signs (like any virus software would), or for "known" suspect IP addresses (your computer's "node" on the internet (those 4-group numbers like 52.135.117.7 you see sometimes). Your browser may be acting as a zombie for the attacker, unbeknownst to you (you may just notice it is running a tad slow today in opening pages) as it transmits gigabytes of useless data, in the background, towards the server under attack. The forum's netware can probably tell if your browser is piggybacking the attack on your own single request to view "Rumors & News" or whatever - if you get through, you're clean (at the moment, anyway).
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 20:38
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Can anyone explain what precisely is being checked?
Are IB searching for other addresses that have been accessed - or what content is stored on the computer?
I think we should be told . . .
The hints in the message are that the content distribution network is poking your browser in various ways that it believes can (today, at least) tell the difference between an actual browser and some attack software.
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