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Exceeded maximum login attempts?

Postby Sephiroth » 2011-01-05 14:24

Alright, I got to the office this morning and cleared my FF cache, then showed up here. I logged in using my name and correct password, and was told I had exceeded my max login attempts. I then had to retype my name and password, and do the Captcha thing. Logged right in after that. I am posting this for two reasons. One is that it may just be a nuisance bug and I don't mind. The other is that maybe somebody is trying to gain access to my account, so if this account suddenly starts posting spam, it isn't the real me! I despise spam as much as the next guy (or gal) and don't want anybody thinking I'm a spammer if I wind up hacked.
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Re: Exceeded maximum login attempts?

Postby Pick2 » 2011-01-05 23:41

This points to different forum , but it might apply to you.
http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?p=170999#p170999
Unfortunately it seems that several phpbb based forums have been attacked in the same manner which involves a bot persistently trying to login to member's accounts. The forum software catches this and after 3 attempts prompts with the challenge question.


Anyone know of a random password generator ?
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Re: Exceeded maximum login attempts?

Postby rivenathos » 2011-01-07 04:42

This happened to me on 12-28-2010. I mentioned it to Absent Minded that morning in case someone else had the same problem. At least I know I am not the only one.
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Re: Exceeded maximum login attempts?

Postby mzilikazi » 2011-01-13 18:08

Pick2 wrote:Anyone know of a random password generator ?

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Re: Exceeded maximum login attempts?

Postby cynwulf » 2011-01-13 19:39

Noticed this on my account this morning as well and changed the password just to be sure.
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Re: Exceeded maximum login attempts?

Postby ManilaTux » 2011-01-14 13:24

This bot is nothing to worry about. My four-letter-english-dictionary password survived just fine.
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