What's going on here? Is this legit?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by DerStrom8, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. DerStrom8

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    I just tried responding to a thread and starting another, and both times I get this screen:

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    Is this legit? And why did it just now start coming up?

    It also came up when I tried sending a PM.

    Is anyone else having the same issue?

    Matt
     
  2. Metalmann

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    I got the same thing a few minutes ago. I thought it was some extraneous security by AAC....:confused:

    Had to do the captcha before I could post......
     
  3. tubeguy

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    Testing... Testing.

    I didn't have the captcha appear just now.
     
  4. tshuck

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    It is a CloudFlare thing, so I would lean to the side that this is legitimate, but who knows?

    Jrap, probably...


    I haven't seen it...
     
  5. JoeJester

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    I just sent you a pm ... no captcha.
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    I have notified jrap, the forum administrator, about the issue.

    Bertus
     
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  7. spark8217

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    Hi
    Guys
    I have also had a captcha when replying to a pm.

    Cheers
    Spark8217
     
  8. WBahn

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    Didn't we have a similar issue not to long ago? If I recall, it is a security feature that you are supposed to only have to do once (at least from a given machine). But if it's database of machines that you have authenticated before gets flushed (or if it puts an expiry date on your authentication), then you might get it again.
     
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  9. JoeJester

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    DerStrom,

    Did you check your machine for malware like the page suggested?
     
  10. DerStrom8

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    I did, and I only had some low level things, like basic tracking cookies. Nothing major that I would have expected to cause this.

    I look forward to hearing back from jrap about it.

    Thanks for answering, everyone.

    Best wishes,
    Matt
     
  11. #12

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    8:56 PM Eastern America time. Got the Captcha when replying to a PM.
    It asked for feedback to the site owner so I said something rude.
    My computer is so clean, I don't even allow Google on it, and I just check it earlier today. Firewall, virus scanner, MS Defender, all that stuff. I even tracked down and hand killed 4 cookies and the "preference" check box that allowed them to persist after I run CC Cleaner every time I close Firefox. The "Help" page says it's Firefox 22.0
     
  12. nerdegutta

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    What kind of information does it store or remember?
     
  13. loosewire

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    Beware of providers ,there are unbelievable things going on. I don't think you have

    any privacy anymore. There was a story about all mail being photoed ,even junk

    mail ads and resident mail with no name.
     
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