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Re: Suspected of being a robot
Reply #5 - 03/13/20 at 16:29:14
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I would never suggest turning it off. The internet needs more security, not less. But the "Please confirm that you are not a robot" suggests there might be a setting to show a Captcha or something. It would be nice to have that available.

At home my ip address is dynamically assigned, so restarting my wifi is a workaround. At work the ip address is out of my control.

I haven't seen this warning since. Taking ReneDescartes's advice not to worry about it.
  
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Re: Suspected of being a robot
Reply #4 - 03/13/20 at 10:43:52
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 02/14/20 at 17:25:50:
www.chesspub.com
is protected by Imunify360

I've just been looking into this, and apparently Imunify is an integrated security solution which stops all sorts of attacks on the web site. I can turn it off if necessary, but it might be better to leave it on if it is protecting the Forum. Undecided
  
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Re: Suspected of being a robot
Reply #3 - 02/14/20 at 17:25:50
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Getting the below a lot today, while composing a post.

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www.chesspub.com
is protected by Imunify360
We have noticed an unusual activity from your IP xxx.xx.xx.xxx and blocked access to this website.
Please confirm that you are not a robot
Powered by Imunify 360

But there is no opportunity to confirm I am not a robot. Then clicking any chesspub link I get:
Quote:
Opening YaBB.pl  [X]
You have chose to open:
YaBB.pl
which is: pl File
from: https://www.chesspub.com
What should Firefox do with this file?
[ ] Open with [Browse...]
[x] Save File
[ ] Do this automatically for files like this from now on.
[OK][Cancel]

Killing and restarting the browser fixes it temporarily. I suspect my work has increased their security settings in some way.
  
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Re: Suspected of being a robot
Reply #2 - 12/12/19 at 10:39:19
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Straggler wrote on 12/08/19 at 21:37:38:
www.chesspub.com is protected by Imunify360

Well, that's news to me! Huh
  
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Re: Suspected of being a robot
Reply #1 - 12/10/19 at 19:06:24
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Not here, but occasionally on other sites. Depending on your browser and privacy settings, you might raise suspicions inadvertently. For example, if you browse from Tor or use a VPN, or if you have been infected by malware that really does act as a bot (which would not necessarily interfere with your normal activities), a server might think you suspicious.

I wouldn't worry about it, though, unless it happens again.
  
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Suspected of being a robot
12/08/19 at 21:37:38
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I was composing a post when I suddenly got this message:

"www.chesspub.com is protected by Imunify360

We have noticed an unusual activity from your IP [number redacted] and blocked access to this website.

Please confirm that you are not a robot"

I hadn't been doing anything unusual, and I couldn't see any way of confirming that I am human. But I opened another tab and was allowed to post this. Has anyone else had this problem?
  
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