Guest Posted October 3, 2004 Share Posted October 3, 2004 In response to our well documented denial of service problems last week I made adjustments to the security settings on the Education Forum (see below) Security UpdateOn the advice of IPB I have made some changes to security settings for the forum. They are outlined below - please feedback if they are causing you problems Basically, the forum sets various 'cookies' each time a person visits a site, this helps us keep track of who the person is, lets them come back to the fourm without logging in again, etc. Generally, the 'bots' that attack sites cannot accept cookies, so what I have tried to do is set it up so that you cannot access the forum unless you can accept cookies. If you cannot it will take you to a simple page which takes up next to no bandwidth saying your browser must accept cookies www.some.org/some.html If you have an old browser that doesn't accept cookies you may experience some problems. Two members and have expressed the concern to me that the new settings make the forum very difficult to navigate. I believe others have reported the same problem to John. What I'd like to know if whether this is a general problem and whether the additional security is too high a price in terms of its effect on the end users experience of the forum. If you are having difficulties plese check that your firewall is allowing your browser to accep cookies first then refresh the Education forum homepage and try again Please post your views here and I will act on them accordingly at the end of the day I will also mass mail this message to members in case they are unable to respond in this thread. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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