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    Genin
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    Got an e-mail about 5 failed login attempts

    It says the attempted login came from the IP address: 188.143.235.81

    This concerns me a little bit, though I don't really visit this forum anymore. :-/

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    Burning out, no really... David75's Avatar
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    Maybe there's some bot trying to brute force their way in. They use the login name and try every easy password around.

    But the 5 erros limit is a good failsafe, isn't it?

    All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening. And then: Golf.

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    Genin
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    Quote Originally Posted by David75 View Post
    Maybe there's some bot trying to brute force their way in. They use the login name and try every easy password around.

    But the 5 erros limit is a good failsafe, isn't it?
    Suppose so. I might improve my password. I feel like any forum I've joined is worth at least maintaining an account on, I haven't joined many.

    When did Gotwoot start anyway? Guess I joined a while ago :O

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    If memory serves, a while ago a whole bunch of users got similar warnings from the system, that somebody/something had tried to log in using their name but failed five times. It was back then that I doubled the length of my password as well, just to be sure.

    I believe the tale of Gotwoot began in 2003.

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    Orochimaru Stalker Sapphire's Avatar
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    I got the email too.
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    Yeah, gotwoot dates back to 2003. I actually got an email about the same on my regular-user account on the dev forums. Don't even know how they _found_ the dev forums.... it's a little bizarre.

    Regardless, I suspect they're just iterating through a list of common passwords on every account that shows up in /memberlist.php.

    The IP is part of a range of russian dedicated servers. I'm firewall-blocking the whole /17 now, and adding a few other worst-offenders to the blocked ip range list.

    So much badness on the internet these days. Regardless, if you've got a crappy password, you should stop doing that.

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    I didn't get an E-mail. Nobody cares about my username :/

    Your join date should be listed under your name when you post. :P

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