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« on: December 05, 2018, 03:23:48 PM »

Today we have reached a milestone, with over 1000 Russian IP blocks in the ban list. If anybody doesn't believe that Russia is the Wild West of the Internet, then if they are trying that hard to get into TAW what else are they up to?

Each block is at least 256 IP addresses (some much bigger) and it blocks attempts to register on TAW.

Even after being blocked they often keep trying, sometimes many hundreds of times.


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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 03:32:05 PM »

Blimey!!

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 03:45:52 PM »

There has been no collusion, call Dredd off the case - THIS IS THE WORST WITCH HUNT EVER!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 04:30:28 PM »

They just want to suggest Emin Agalarov as the Thursday night headliner.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 04:44:47 PM »

Oh, those Russians!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 05:29:25 PM »

Serious question - what do they hope to achieve by this?
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 05:45:15 PM »


Serious question - what do they hope to achieve by this?

I have not the remotest idea.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 10:37:06 AM »



Serious question - what do they hope to achieve by this?

I have not the remotest idea.


Re-election of President Trump obviously  Grin Grin
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Serious question - what do they hope to achieve by this?

I have not the remotest idea.


Re-election of President Trump obviously  Grin Grin


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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »

This probably isn't appropriate for here (?) but why does Talkawhile show on my browser (Chrome) as 'NOT SECURE!'?
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 04:42:04 PM »

Because the site's http, not https..
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2019, 09:09:06 AM »

Good start to the day, a Russian tried to register from an IP in a Class B allocation.
So that's 65,000 IP addresses blocked.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 03:10:51 AM »

I think we should all be grateful that you know what to do in order to keep them out!
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 09:12:14 AM »

I've just completed a course on InfoSec and Hacking! It's amazing the tools that are just out there (and yes, I can hack into things now, but no, I'm not going to!)  Cheesy
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I've just completed a course on InfoSec and Hacking! It's amazing the tools that are just out there (and yes, I can hack into things now, but no, I'm not going to!)  Cheesy


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Actually, I had wondered why it said this website was described as ‘not secure’ after aimhad done a cookie clear-out as well. I do not understand http and https.
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I've just completed a course on InfoSec and Hacking! It's amazing the tools that are just out there (and yes, I can hack into things now, but no, I'm not going to!)  Cheesy


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Actually, I had wondered why it said this website was described as ‘not secure’ after aimhad done a cookie clear-out as well. I do not understand http and https.
Any site that uses http will be flagged as insecure, because communication between it and your browser is  plain text that makes it easy for hackers to read. When a site uses https, that means all communication between it and your browser is encrypted, making it practically impossible for hackers to read it.
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I've just completed a course on InfoSec and Hacking! It's amazing the tools that are just out there (and yes, I can hack into things now, but no, I'm not going to!)  Cheesy


Give you my last few fruit pastilles from my pocket fluff if you tell me how!

Actually, I had wondered why it said this website was described as ‘not secure’ after aimhad done a cookie clear-out as well. I do not understand http and https.
Any site that uses http will be flagged as insecure, because communication between it and your browser is  plain text that makes it easy for hackers to read. When a site uses https, that means all communication between it and your browser is encrypted, making it practically impossible for hackers to read it.


So why would you use http when https is "better"?  Is it 'just' an issue of cost?  Most things are...
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I've just completed a course on InfoSec and Hacking! It's amazing the tools that are just out there (and yes, I can hack into things now, but no, I'm not going to!)  Cheesy


Give you my last few fruit pastilles from my pocket fluff if you tell me how!

Actually, I had wondered why it said this website was described as ‘not secure’ after aimhad done a cookie clear-out as well. I do not understand http and https.
Any site that uses http will be flagged as insecure, because communication between it and your browser is  plain text that makes it easy for hackers to read. When a site uses https, that means all communication between it and your browser is encrypted, making it practically impossible for hackers to read it.


So why would you use http when https is "better"?  Is it 'just' an issue of cost?  Most things are...


Yes, my host keeps telling me that I ought to go https, but there is a charge associated with it.

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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2019, 08:47:50 PM »

One issue is that I've seen several 'phishing' exploits where somebody has rented secure web space to run a scam from. They don't last long, but for a time they can put up a copy of a legitimate page (bank, Amazon, etc.) that your browser will say is secure.

On the other hand there is no reason why TAW should be secure. If you are really afraid that people might know you are using a folk music site I would suggest using a VPN  Grin  
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2019, 11:24:51 PM »

On the other hand there is no reason why TAW should be secure. If you are really afraid that people might know you are using a folk music site I would suggest using a VPN  Grin  
My thought exactly. Unfortunately there are some signs that the major browsers will start doing more than display warnings on insecure sites. Nothing official as yet but the day could come.
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