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Old 14th Jun 2018, 04:32
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A new entry window to PPRuNe ..?

My automated sign in to PPRuNe is now followed by this message on a blank page:

Checking your browser before accessing pprune.org.

This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly.

Please allow up to 5 seconds…
I've not seen this before - anywhere on the interweb. Is anyone else seeing this, or can anyone enlighten me as to what this is and why I am seeing it ..? It was first noticed this morning (Australian time).

My immediate reaction was some kind of hijack? Then again perhaps not; but how could I be sure either way ? So I'll ask.

Firefox browser (current) + Windows 10...

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PS Further check shows that it also occurs on my W7 machine with either Firefox or Chrome ...

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Old 14th Jun 2018, 05:30
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Not just you, happening to me today too.
I use Chrome.
Others mentioned it on this thread HELP. Is it me, or has something gone wrong with . . .
Strange.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 05:49
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about 10 hours ago they were struggling and the site was unusable.

That window is a denial of service protection feature. So I can only presume someone was trying to take the site down and they have had to turn it on allow the site to function.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 05:54
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Happened again to me just a few seconds ago, pleased others get the same message and perhaps just this
once it hasn't been caused by a Microsoft "update".
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 05:56
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Are you sure?! The new message appeared the first time I logged in after the latest MS update.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 06:04
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It's a protection page step to fend off "Distributed Denial of Service" attacks.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 06:07
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Originally Posted by FullOppositeRudder
I've not seen this before - anywhere on the interweb. Is anyone else seeing this...
Yep, first thing this AM European time -iPad / Safari browser...
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:08
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Attack protection

Originally Posted by jack11111
It's a protection page step to fend off "Distributed Denial of Service" attacks.
I agree. I have never seen this type of message on pprune but I have seen it on other sites.

I wouldn't worry.

Here is a discussion of a similar protection system

https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en...ttack-Mode-do-
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 10:36
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Thank you one and all. The situation is now fully understood, and the reasons behind it are accepted and indeed applauded.

One of the great things about PPRuNe is that usually someone somewhere can assist and is ready and willing to do so

Much appreciated.

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Old 14th Jun 2018, 14:35
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I mentioned it yesterday and observed that just once is okay, but my Favourites tab is how I dart about prune. Of course, it restarts it each time.

That was such a good system. Now it's f . . . not.
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 18:58
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This is a temporary security protocol you may see from time to time.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 12:58
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Just seen it for the first time today...?
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 13:13
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Been getting this for a while now. Not a major problem but mildly annoying. However, just discovered that my Android phone can't get into PP via the "Cloud" in my local coffee shop. Works fine on WiFi at home and on mobile data.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 21:35
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I just timed the "up to 5 seconds".

Took 23 seconds.
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