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    Survey...

    Just had a popup to do an official "ausphotography.net.au" survey... Was this real? looked like a bit of spam if you ask me.
    It offered free gifts for answering 4 questions. Nothing related to who I was, just my activity on AP.

    Now another popup to lose 6kg in 4 weeks............ What next?
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    Sounds like a scam to me Geoff, will look into it.

    Mind you, I need to lose 6kg -----
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    Nothing to do with AP. Your browser has been hacked. Check all your browser add-ons and possible software that has been added to your computer via control panel.
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    100% spam at the client end. I.e. not AP.

    FYI We have various server protections and firewalls in place.
    We added a 1Gbps anti DDoS protection via our host provider recently.
    We auto block several hundred spam bot joins ups a day.
    We dynamically block hack attempts by IP blocking via detection software.

    The issues we had with the server last night were due to a security upgrade (which was fine) but then another component that failed in the new configuration.
    I had to completely reconfigure our server caching (swapped EAccelerator with Xcache); which in the end was good.

    This is the blocking profile...
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    We block spammers by a range of measures, below is a screen grab of one anti-spam measure we use. This goes on 24/7. We block hundreds of spammers each and every day.

    You will notice some are blocked via IP address, some by email, and some allowed. But the allowed ones often get stopped at the next stage of registration due to being picked up as a spammer at the next level of protection we have on the site
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    The issues we had with the server last night were due to a security upgrade (which was fine) but then another component that failed in the new configuration.
    I had to completely reconfigure our server caching (swapped EAccelerator with Xcache); which in the end was good.
    /QUOTE]

    Crikey, I'm glad that worked Kym, the next step was to sync the clutch pedal with the ash trayexe file and that from past experience is very tricky.
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    Hasn't happened again, and made no changes... Weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsta View Post
    Hasn't happened again, and made no changes... Weird
    Reckon if you don't respond they give up, go away and try the next sucker.
    Still they got onto your computer somehow and can again. You may have some scans to run, if not download and run this (the free one) .... http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispyware.html
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