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 Post subject: Login Error:
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2011, 17:21 
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I got this on first try today:
You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to enter the confirm code from the image you see below.


Is somebody try to hijack my account?


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 Post subject: Re: Login Error:
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2011, 17:29 
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Others are experiencing this issue also, you are not alone and the issue is being investigated.

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 Post subject: Re: Login Error:
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2011, 17:40 
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As Delphium said, it's not an isolated incident. Been investigating this for a few days as it has been happening to me since Christmas.


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 Post subject: Re: Login Error:
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2011, 21:43 
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It appears that some bot may be trying to brute force its way in by running through the userlist and attempt random passwords. After a couple of attempts the CAPTCHA kicks in, which stops it cold...


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 Post subject: Re: Login Error:
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2011, 08:34 
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Ew, i don't like that. What would anyone even get from getting into WSGF?

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 Post subject: Re: Login Error:
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2011, 10:07 
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Ability to spam that seems to be about it, the wiki accounts are separate as far as I know.


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