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Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried once

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:07 pm

I just went to login yet it gave me the notice that the maximum number of login attempts exceeded, but I only tried once.
Anyone know why just logging once would exceed the login limit?
Could it mean someone was trying to hack into my account?
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby T1200 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:04 pm

Well the same thing just happened to me. Normally it automatically logs me in but I had been logged out, and when I tried to login again it said that the maximum number of login attempts had been exceeded and that I needed to solve a CAPTCHA.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Mr OC Benz » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:15 pm

And I really hate solving CAPTCHA's so I hope it doesn't happen to me! :lol:
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby nbus » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:19 pm

It did it to me aswell.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:46 pm

I'm just wondering if it may indicate someone/(or them) trying to hack into people's accounts?
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Frances » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:18 pm

Just happened to me too. I logged out, cleaned out the cache on my PC and then tried to log back in, but I got:
You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below.


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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Andrew » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:17 pm

I got it today as well - first time since 2004.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:25 pm

Well I put the correct p/word in, yet I got the message that it was incorrect.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Mr OC Benz » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:22 pm

It happened to me yesterday, and god I hate doing those CAPTCHA's.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby 2MSJ » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:44 pm

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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:57 pm

95% of the time, if you choose option to be kept logged in, you still have to log in.
Also of note is that I'm now finding this site very slow.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby T1200 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:39 am

Newcastle Flyer wrote:95% of the time, if you choose option to be kept logged in, you still have to log in.
Also of note is that I'm now finding this site very slow.


Not experiencing either of those at all.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Andrew » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:02 am

It is still the same fast speed for me. Newcastle Flyer, there must be something going on with your personal computer, it is not the site.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:36 pm

Andrew wrote:Newcastle Flyer, there must be something going on with your personal computer, it is not the site.
Now let's see if fix that is better.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Frances » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:07 pm

I can't say I'm having any problems now, nor have I found the site is slower than usual, but it looks as if whatever is causing it is not peculiar to this forum. I just tried logging into another forum I occasionally post on, and I got the familiar message:
You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below.


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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby shovelyjoe » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:00 pm

I haven't experienced this problem yet and hopefully I won't. Though, I find answering CAPTCHA's fun. :wink:
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby LB608 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:45 pm

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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Ken » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:06 pm

This message MAY indicate that someone has tried to login to your account. This could be a person or it could be a computer trying to do it. The CAPTCHA confirmation will come up if you (or someone/something else) makes multiple failed attempts to login to your account. As computers generally can't do the CAPTCHA's it also stops the site being drastically slowed down by someone trying to run a script trying to login to accounts.

It could even be another person who uses your computer trying to login to your account for whatever reason.

The fact that the CAPTCHA confirmation comes up is a good thing in a way - it confirms that no one has been able to login to your account.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Ben_Daui » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:59 pm

I'm onlyseeing this when I attempt to log in through Tapa Talk, so how does one use CAPTCHA through Tapa Talk?
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Ken » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:36 pm

You tell me Ben.

If you can't connect through Tapatalk then the obvious thing would be to try logging in via a web browser on your phone.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Ben_Daui » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:00 pm

Ken wrote:You tell me Ben.

If you can't connect through Tapatalk then the obvious thing would be to try logging in via a web browser on your phone.

If I use Safari, I can login with no issues.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:46 pm

While getting notified about another log in issue powered using phpBB, it contained this link (http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1947925).

This MAY (not that it was or is) the issue. The date I made this threads is 29 Dec 2010, while the link at phpBB has a thread dated 19 Jan 2011.

The paragraph about signs seem to suggest something similar of what may have happened.
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Re: Maximum attempts at login exceeded? - but I only tried o

Postby HOPPIE » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:19 am

Hi again Admins

Yep still got problems signing in let alone cant even see my last two posts in here.

Received the two Inactive account emails for invada1 and wheelinround reactivated yet it takes me straight to the new sign in HOPPIE :roll: OK Logged out tried signing in invada1 with new password sent via pm (which I could not reply to) :? Nope not a chance still getting the "User name etc wrong" and CAPTCHA box.

Could an Admin contat me via e-mail or could I phone please.

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