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Kevin Bonham
20-11-2019, 12:59 PM
One user reported briefly seeing a false-positive ACMA block notice with a display like this https://www.acma.gov.au/themes/custom/acmatheme/WebsiteBlocked.html#post456624 when trying to access this site today.

Has anyone else had this recently? There was a spate of it affecting many sites in 2017.

antichrist
20-11-2019, 02:10 PM
One user reported briefly seeing a false-positive ACMA block notice with a display like this https://www.acma.gov.au/themes/custom/acmatheme/WebsiteBlocked.html#post456624 when trying to access this site today.

Has anyone else had this recently? There was a spate of it affecting many sites in 2017.

No Dr Moderator, but sometimes I get a warning that CC is not a safe site

ER
20-11-2019, 04:05 PM
One user reported briefly seeing a false-positive ACMA block notice with a display like this https://www.acma.gov.au/themes/custom/acmatheme/WebsiteBlocked.html#post456624 when trying to access this site today.

Has anyone else had this recently? There was a spate of it affecting many sites in 2017.

I never had such a block notice either of that or any other source. Neither have I received warnings about Chess Chat being not a safe site.
However, I remember such attacks occurring at work the years before powerful anti-virous defense systems were introduced.
They were annoyingly effective in networked monitors particularly when the attack (s) occurred during O/S teleconferences, reports from various countries etc.
Around 2005 they became completely harmless, with just the system notifying us about attempts with messages such as "no measures need to be taken" automatically sent!
The notices included information about addresses, IPs and other physical characteristics of the offending computer!

Patrick Byrom
05-01-2020, 05:52 PM
I was just asked to prove I wasn't a bot by Immunify - presumably due to posting all the 2019 BCC tournament results in a short space of time. I just ticked the box, and was allowed to post.

Kevin Bonham
05-01-2020, 05:59 PM
I was just asked to prove I wasn't a bot by Immunify - presumably due to posting all the 2019 BCC tournament results in a short space of time. I just ticked the box, and was allowed to post.

I had this once recently too, maybe 1-2 months ago.

Username
07-01-2020, 08:19 PM
Chesschat.org should turn on force https so that modern browsers don't display the "This website may not be safe to proceed to" as basically all sites now have https set to be on. This way there won't be as many issues with security for the website.

Garvinator
08-01-2020, 02:00 AM
In my browsers, chesschat does always show Not Secure. So I also would like to see https being used.

Adamski
08-01-2020, 08:52 PM
In my browsers, chesschat does always show Not Secure. So I also would like to see https being used.Ditto!