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Don't panic. Website under attack! (No replies)

6 years ago
Howard 6 years ago

There has been some hacking taking place on the website for a day or so, and several usernames have been discovered and are being attacked. Once a username is discovered, the hacker repeatedly tries passwords until the account is locked. Individuals can easily unlock their own accounts, but it is a pain.

There is no way to prevent ongoing attacks on known usernames, that I can see out there. I could add a capatcha to the login process. The IP address of the attacks is constantly changing, so I cannot block those.

The best advice is always to keep a strong password and ideally, not reveal your username on the site–a display option in your profile can be changed here: see: "Display name publicly as..."

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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