Security check? Legit or virus?


faith83
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faith83
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06/10/2020 12:37 am

I'm now getting a screen from CloudFlare asking me to prove I'lm a human every time I try to navigate to a new page on the site. Refreshing gets rid of it and advances to the new page.

???


"I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk."

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jvjplus4
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jvjplus4
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06/10/2020 12:56 pm

yes, same happening on my side also.


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john of MT
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john of MT
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06/10/2020 3:44 pm

I experienced the same one time last night as I tried to open the Songs page on my laptop. This morning nothing when I opened the Songs page and when I opened the Forum, both on my desktop.

A 'security check' when first opening Guitar Tricks pages is certainly something I don't want to see.


"It takes a lot of devotion and work, or maybe I should say play, because if you love it, that's what it amounts to. I haven't found any shortcuts, and I've been looking for a long time."
-- Chet Atkins
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Ben Martin
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Ben Martin
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06/10/2020 4:55 pm

Hey everyone, I'm so sorry for the issue! It should be fixed now.

We are always proactively working on security improvements, and this issue was caused by a new bot management tool not being optimally configured. It seems to have thought a small number of real people were 'bots' and issued the captcha challenge in response. For those of you that were affected I know how frustrating that was.

Again, it's fixed now and I'm really sorry that it happened.


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DavesGuitarJourney
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DavesGuitarJourney
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06/11/2020 12:27 am

Thanks for explaining what happened and getting it addressed promptly.


It takes as long as it takes unless you quit - then it takes forever and you will never get there.

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