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    #21
    Thanks Newforest, just can't understand the mentality of these idiots. Good job Key keeps an eye out for us on here.
    Jim.
    Lincoln .7
    There is no such thing as a problem, just a solution!!

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      #22
      Had a crack at mine last night 78.46.51.124
      I have kleptomania,But when it gets bad
      I take something for it.

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        #23
        attempts by someone ? to access my flypast account

        Hi All,
        I got an e mail,
        5 attempts were made to try to log into my flypast account
        No me !
        anyone else getting strange attempts to access their account ?
        cheers
        jerry

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          #24
          Have you tried looking at the top post in the forum?

          Moggy
          Moderator
          "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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            #25
            That would appear to be a 'pillock' , to quote Jim, from Nuremberg, Germany.
            http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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              #26
              Spam-O-Matic Statistics
              768,853 Spammers Denied Registration
              Moggy
              "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                #27
                The 'pillock' that tried hacking my account in June was from France it seems.

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                  #28
                  Log-in attempts to my account

                  A few weeks ago I had five log-in attempts to my account. The person (machine) involved was blocked from attempting further, and I got an e-mail as a warning.
                  I changed my password due to this. I tracked the IP to the States on this occation.

                  Today, I got another e-mail about five attempted log-ins. This IP could not be traced as it was via a Proxy server.

                  Anyone else get these log-in attempts?
                  Norwegian Spitfire Foundation

                  http://www.norwegianspitfire.no/
                  https://www.facebook.com/NorwegianSpitfireFoundation

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                    #29
                    http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...-MERGED-THREAD

                    Not many by the look of it!
                    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by Newforest View Post
                      Sparse!
                      Norwegian Spitfire Foundation

                      http://www.norwegianspitfire.no/
                      https://www.facebook.com/NorwegianSpitfireFoundation

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                        #31
                        I got a similar email today, 5 attempts were made apparently:


                        Dear Larry66,

                        Someone has tried to log into your account on Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums with an incorrect password at least 5 times. This person has been prevented from attempting to login to your account for the next 15 minutes.

                        The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 176.10.99.205

                        All the best,
                        Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums
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                          #32
                          This miscreant would appear to be situated in the city of Baar in Switzerland. Rather peculiar that these attempts are now coming from Europe.
                          http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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                            #33
                            Just had Key get in touch again, same letter, lockdown 15 mins after 5 attempts.
                            The Pillocks I.P. is 149/202/98/160.
                            Wouldn't it be nice if at the 5th attempt, 240 Volts could be sent down their line to fry their computer, or better still, them.

                            Jim
                            Lincoln .7
                            There is no such thing as a problem, just a solution!!

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                              #34
                              Your new friend (TO BE!) would seem to be in the Netherlands now. Confuses me that this IP address has moved this year, from France to Germany and now the Netherlands. Not sure how that works. You should be so lucky to have all these potential new friends!
                              http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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                                #35
                                Spammers (and worse) seek to form networks of infected personal computers from which hacking, denial of service and spamming attempts are made.
                                The changing countries as evidenced by the IP addresses simply show that people have been slack and clicked on a link or website that they should not have done whilst not running decent anti virus / security software and thus their computer has been infected.
                                The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
                                Bertrand Russell

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                                  #36
                                  I have a decent anti virus and this forum to stop these individuals. Thakyou key publishing!
                                  I have kleptomania,But when it gets bad
                                  I take something for it.

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                                    #37
                                    Just had two days of my access being blocked by "Google," demanding my E-mail address and password; I totally ignored it, and went elsewhere, and, today, my access has cleared, as if by magic.

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                                      #38
                                      Originally posted by snafu352
                                      The changing countries as evidenced by the IP addresses simply show that people have been slack and clicked on a link or website that they should not have done whilst not running decent anti virus / security software and thus their computer has been infected.
                                      I think you are spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt with your post. I use a Mac and observe high levels of security and have done for many years, but someone tried to access my forum account, which is held on the Key Publishing server, not my computer!!! So your observation about my computer being infected is fallacious...
                                      But good luck to them, as my password is very robust!

                                      These attempts to crack logins (hack is the wrong term) for forums have little to do with hijacking computers for DDoS etc as you allege, and is more to do with simple spamming of forums by using established accounts to enable spamming by the PM system or to bypass new user limits. New users registering may be restricted in what they can do e.g. only send up to five PMs until they have been a member for x days or blocked from posting links in posts until they have made x posts.
                                      To get around it spammers try to hijack an established account or register, make half a dozen innocuous posts, then lie dormant for a few months. The return to do their spamming hoping their account is now seen as established.

                                      After almost 13 years of working in a very large forum, with very knowledgeable people, I've seen all sorts of tricks by spammers...
                                      Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

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                                        #39
                                        Just happened to me. IP address 171.25.193.77
                                        Thanks, Key for the tip off.

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                                          #40
                                          Now you have a Swedish 'friend' in Stockholm looking for you!
                                          http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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