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I access the forums from various computers.  Even with my AV temporarily disabled, I am now sometimes getting stuck at "Checking if the site connection is secure", which seems to be a preliminary check performed by Cloudflare.  Any advice on how I can remedy this?  Thanks!

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Ditto.  I keep two tabs (Chrome) for this site open, Forums and General Discussion.  When the tab with General Discussion hasn't refreshed in a while, it does this.  The tab is refreshed after the check, but attempting to refresh it again pops up a form resubmission confirmation (at which point i close the tab and open General Discussion in a new tab).  And it's fine after that, until the next time the tab goes to sleep.

 

Was about to do all of the stuff that I don't have to do now, because @biostem did it.

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I only use Pale Moon (and occasionally Firefox for certain sites), but you can try using User-Agent Switcher for Chrome to spoof a Firefox user agent string for the homecoming forum domain.

 

If it doesn't already have the latest Firefox user agent string, you should be able to add it manually.

Domain = forums.homecomingservers.com
User-Agent String = Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:106.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/106.0

 

This image shows where the site-specific setting is located.

 

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  • Homecoming Team

I tightened up our security settings and enabled Under Attack mode on Cloudflare in response to an increasing number of attempted attacks against our infrastructure and website which both OVH and Cloudflare detected and provided warnings for.

 

Unfortunately, this means the forums will display a browser integrity check to all users periodically, and some browser extensions may block or otherwise interfere with the check, making the forums temporarily inaccessible for those users. If you're having trouble accessing the site, please check or temporarily disable your extensions for Homecoming.

 

I'll disable the check once things have cleared up again and appreciate everyone's patience in the meantime.

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5 hours ago, Cipher said:

f you're having trouble accessing the site, please check or temporarily disable your extensions for Homecoming.

TY for the response & update!  I don't have any Homecoming-specific extensions in any of those browsers that I reported the issue with, and Edge is completely free of any extensions or add-ons at all.  Any other suggestions, (otherwise I'll just stick to Firefox until things blow-over, as it were)...

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At least i know that 43% of cyber crime targets small businesses now.

 

It sucks that it was necessary but im also relieved to know its not because something was suspicious on my end.

 

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4 minutes ago, TheZag said:

At least i know that 43% of cyber crime targets small businesses now.

 

It sucks that it was necessary but im also relieved to know its not because something was suspicious on my end.

 

My entire business infrastructure across the country is locked out due to ransomware at the moment. It might sound funny, until you need to fill a prescription. 

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1 hour ago, biostem said:

TY for the response & update!  I don't have any Homecoming-specific extensions in any of those browsers that I reported the issue with, and Edge is completely free of any extensions or add-ons at all.  Any other suggestions, (otherwise I'll just stick to Firefox until things blow-over, as it were)...

 

I don't think he means Homecoming Extensions, i think he means to disable any extensions while browsing HC, or to whitelist HC within the extensions. 

 

Like, if you have a script blocker, it might not let you through because the cloudflare security thingy runs on a script. Or something, idk.

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15 minutes ago, EmperorSteele said:

I don't think he means Homecoming Extensions, i think he means to disable any extensions while browsing HC, or to whitelist HC within the extensions. 

 

Like, if you have a script blocker, it might not let you through because the cloudflare security thingy runs on a script. Or something, idk.

Gotcha.  Either way, I tried Edge, which has zero add-ons or extensions of any kind, and I get the issue...

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It's not hanging for me.
But I'm seeing the check at every first connection to the site...

As I hit the site multiple times a day, and I'm a screen real estate neat freak, I won't just leave tabs open.

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32 minutes ago, Hyperstrike said:

As I hit the site multiple times a day, and I'm a screen real estate neat freak, I won't just leave tabs open.

Even if I leave a the tab open, it's re-verifying me every once in a while.

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On 11/9/2022 at 1:25 PM, Krimson said:

My entire business infrastructure across the country is locked out due to ransomware at the moment. It might sound funny, until you need to fill a prescription. 

Not laughing because of the situation, laughing because this happened to one of my clients in TX, the CFO opened a 'resume' and all of the sudden everything was encrypted.  Had to fly down there with 11TB of cold storage spares and diff it out.  Never getting those 72 hours back.

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38 minutes ago, roleki said:

Not laughing because of the situation, laughing because this happened to one of my clients in TX, the CFO opened a 'resume' and all of the sudden everything was encrypted.  Had to fly down there with 11TB of cold storage spares and diff it out.  Never getting those 72 hours back.


I'm sure you can dry your eyes with the billable hours...

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46 minutes ago, roleki said:

Not laughing because of the situation, laughing because this happened to one of my clients in TX, the CFO opened a 'resume' and all of the sudden everything was encrypted.  Had to fly down there with 11TB of cold storage spares and diff it out.  Never getting those 72 hours back.

 

Oh HELL no.  WTF was the CFO reading unsolicited resume's for, anyway?    Talk about a social engineering 'hole' - if the guy couldn't air-gap HIS job, he wasn't qualified for the position!

 

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2 hours ago, Hyperstrike said:


I'm sure you can dry your eyes with the billable hours...

Lmao, no, it was MSP work; I flew down Thursday night, got to work Friday AM, didnt stop until 2 hours before my plane left Sunday night.  Not only restored the entire business, also unboxed, configured and installed a new VoiP system we were scheduled to install the next month anyway. Missed Halloween with my kids, ate vending machine food the whole time, my connecting flight was canceled so I wound up staying in Atlanta without any luggage, got back Monday night. 

 

My reward: if you get your ticket queue cleaned, you can stay home Tuesday.  

 

Unless your name is on the letterhead, MSP work is fucking awful.  It's great experience (I guarantee I've unfucked more domains than most domain admins have laid eyes on in their lifetime) but it's soul-crushing work that will leave every orifice prolapsed if you don't find your way out.

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