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Login at phpbb

Post by jyco » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:42 pm

I went to login here as norm but after got presented with -

Your login has exceeded the max amount of login attempts displayed / incorrect code

But at first login there is no login conformation code displayed?

I did login but after a few attempts.

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Post by Pony99CA » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:21 pm

Somebody was probably trying to hack your account. Read this old topic for information.

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Re: Login at phpbb

Post by jyco » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:57 pm

Really? Ok, Thanks for the reply.

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Post by Pony99CA » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:07 pm

I just logged out and logged back in and got the same error, too. At least the ReCaptcha was easy.

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Re: Login at phpbb

Post by jyco » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:41 am

Maybe it is happening again, Who knows.

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Post by GoBieN » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:02 pm

I had users report this on another high traffic forum aswell.
Probaly some cracker group.

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Post by Albert Wiersch » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:23 pm

Happened to me too recently (and at least one other user who mentioned it).

I don't think it's happened to me before, so I was a little surprised at first to see the bad login attempts message and the CAPTCHA, but I'm glad to see I'm not alone. I don't think they are going to be able to "brute force" my password. :D

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Re: Login at phpbb

Post by lurttinen » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:37 pm

looks like i need to fill captcha every time i come here. :?
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Re: Login at phpbb

Post by Albert Wiersch » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:31 pm

This is getting a bit annoying.

I have now been asked several times to enter the CAPTCHA when I try to administrate the forum. Does this mean someone (or bot) continues to try to hack my account? If so, is there anything that can be easily done to stop this user/bot (I assume it's some type of hacking bot)?

On top of that, sometimes it takes awhile to get the CAPTCHA right. It can sometimes (often?) be difficult for a human to read.

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Re: Login at phpbb

Post by AdamR » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:58 pm

We're currently looking at ways to make this less of an annoyance for legitimate users in 3.0.9: http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-9992

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Re: Login at phpbb

Post by Albert Wiersch » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:03 pm

AdamR wrote:We're currently looking at ways to make this less of an annoyance for legitimate users in 3.0.9: http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-9992

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Thanks... that's good. I like that the proposed IP-based solution would work across different accounts... but I would think the first and last times of any bad login attempts would need to be stored (or would be useful data to have).
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Re: Login at phpbb

Post by callumacrae » Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:37 pm

I've had this a few times too, but I can't do CAPTCHAs :(

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