Multiple users denied access to AAC -- Posable Hack...?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Hypatia's Protege, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Hypatia's Protege

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    Respectfully, to whom it may concern:

    I, and at least three other users, have been receiving the following error when attempting to access this site:

    "checking your browser before accessing allaboutcircuits.com"

    Speaking for myself only -- experimentation has shown that access is granted only following activation of Flash and LSOs --- an entirely unacceptable solution from a security standpoint! - I cannot speak for the other effected members/users of whom I am aware (with whom I've been in email contact) inasmuch as they refuse to enable flash (or, as I understand it, disable "no-script")

    Please advise:
    Is the described 'symptom' issue of legitimate activity on the part of this site?
    If yes...
    When is return to 'normal' accessibility anticipated?

    Again, I wish to stress the point that this is not a 'logon' issue but, rather a site access issue...

    Please advise ASAP inasmuch as this 'sitting duck' business is giving me the 'Heebie-jeebies':eek:

    Many thanks for your attention to this matter!:)

    Best regards
    HP
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
  2. jrap

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    Our server was in "Emergency Mode" as we were under a DDos attack. This mean't that EVERY user was validated by CloudFlare in an effort to block any of the attackers. Everything is back to normal as of ~15 minutes ago.
     
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  3. Hypatia's Protege

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    Many, many thanks for your prompt, informative reply!:):):)

    Very best regards
    HP
     
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  4. #12

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    Ship happens. Didn't bother me. I assumed it would straighten in out in an hour or so.
    Years of frequenting here have taught me the Internet isn't always perfect.
    If it lasts for 3 days, I might mention it.
     
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  5. Hypatia's Protege

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    What can I say?:oops: -- Another user recently told me (in so many words) that I'm 'too intense' -- Methinks y'all might be on to something!:eek::D:)

    Taking deep breaths and anti-hypertensives:rolleyes:

    Best regards
    HP:)
     
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  6. #12

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    Sometimes I wonder who's been all up in your case so much that you try so hard to be perfect!
    Let me Zen you:

    I used to spend 90% of my energy on the last 10% of trying to be perfect. When I figured out I never could be perfect, those 90% were much better spent on being happy. :)
    Anybody that doesn't like it isn't my friend, so circular form of an inclined plane to them.
     
  7. Aleph(0)

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    HP Ok know from here problem fixed Ok:)! Not worry about my saying about it on main thread then:D
     
  8. Hypatia's Protege

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    No problems! -- Please see your thread for more info!:)
     
  9. Dr.killjoy

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    Did we catch the people responsible for the attack??
     
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  10. #12

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    ROFL! Thanks for the morning laugh!
     
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