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Old 11 Apr 2014, 15:21
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You can always uncheck the box (userCP) to stop getting emails from the admin....or change your email address to some bogus one.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 16:11
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Glad I'm not the only one.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 16:14
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Same here.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 16:38
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
No one is locked out. Even when they get the emails, they aren't locked out. The lock only applies to the IP address causing the problem, so unless their own computer is part of the attack they can always access their account.
Not true. After 5 invalid attempts, the account is locked out for 15 minutes even for the valid passcode.

More wrong info from certain staff members...like in the now closed recent "delete my account" threads here, users were instructed to uncheck receive site admin emails to stop getting these notifications which does not work for account locked due to 5 invalid login attempts. I have had all of those email options unchecked on my account here for years and still get mailings on my account. vB 3.6.12...lovely piece of software to be still running on an official vB company forum in 2014.

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Old 11 Apr 2014, 16:46
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I am getting the messages too. I got 8 last night. several additional emails over the last few days. I've changed my password from super-tough, to super-duper-tough..

any fix for this besides a workaround to not get admin emails? that seems like a bad idea.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 17:37
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Originally Posted by smacklan View Post
Not true. After 5 invalid attempts, the account is locked out for 15 minutes even for the valid passcode.
I'm absolutely not wrong. The "lock" is only on the IP address causing the problem. If I try to log in to your account from my computer it only blocks me from logging in, not you. I've tested it myself.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 18:27
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Originally Posted by smacklan View Post
Not true. After 5 invalid attempts, the account is locked out for 15 minutes even for the valid passcode.
It works exactly as BirdOPrey5 mentioned: the lock is per IP, not per username.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 18:34
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I figured that was what was going on again. I was hit this time. Didn't make it in though.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 19:51
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I got the email warnings as well. They failed to get into my account though.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 23:06
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Originally Posted by whitetigergrowl View Post
It may happen every few months, but it doesn't make it any less serious. Maybe there is something the site can do to help prevent or minimize further attacks? I'm sure there are a number of things that can be done.

Vbulletin.org is the only site I have had this happen at. While its possible or likely it may have happened at others and I never knew about it, its still not reassuring IMO.
vB.org is the only site that's informed you that it's happened. There's a difference. And it's the biggest, brightest point we're trying to make. The "thing being done about it" has already been done. It's just, this time, you were informed. Not all websites will tell you unless the attempt was successful. And even then...


Originally Posted by USAMustangs.com View Post
Come on vb.org, this is absolutely ridiculous. What's the issue here and what have you done to address it?
Originally Posted by sb225 View Post
I am too getting a lot of emails from the past, that some one is trying to loginto my account, can you keep my account in safe place.
Come on guys, read the last few posts.

If the guy below me posts without reading the last few posts again, I'm going to drop a spork on his head.
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Old 12 Apr 2014, 00:43
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
If the guy below me posts without reading the last few posts again, I'm going to drop a spork on his head.
I have learned that, while reading is the most fundamental skill we all are supposed to have, it is the one most often never used....
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Old 12 Apr 2014, 01:32
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2 for me today and one from the other day. Someone should block the IP's

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 223.84.180.232
China
The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 178.22.51.220
Russian Federation
The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 183.223.163.214
China

I blocked them from my site
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Old 12 Apr 2014, 18:05
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Account on vBulletin.org Forum locked out

Dear Atakan KOC,

Your account on vBulletin.org Forum has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be able to attempt to log in again in another 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 190.99.64.5

Don't forget that the password is case sensitive. Forgotten your password? Use the link below:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/login.php?do=lostpw

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Old 12 Apr 2014, 19:22
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Originally Posted by Atakan KOC View Post
What is happening?
Someone is trying to login to your account, since they failed the system notified you.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=93
  • You are not blocked for 15 minutes UNLESS your IP is the same as that listed in the emails so no fret.
  • We are not making changes to the site, it is functioning as-intended and you're being notified properly which is what it was designed to do, it was not designed however to cause mass panic and should not be misconstrued as such either.
  • You can change your email address on file and make changes to your account to stop these emails.
  • This happens on many sites daily not just vBulletin.org, it is a common spam/hacking technique, of course they want to know your username and password please Google the term "Social Engineering" to learn more.
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Old 12 Apr 2014, 19:22
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People are trying to brute force accounts, If you took 10 seconds to read the topic, or other topics, you'd know this.
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