META: Blocked IP Address

Submitted by twotrueblue on November 20th, 2018 at 10:16 AM

So I tried logging in to MGoBlog on a school computer a few minutes ago and although I had typed in the right password, I got an error message: "Too many failed login attempts from your IP address. This IP address is temporarily blocked. Try again or request a new password."

So I requested a new password. I get an email on my phone and then change my password from  my phone. I then try to login on the computer, and it gives me the same error.

So I pull out my laptop, and I see that it logged me out. I try to login, and it gives me the same error! What's the deal?

For those who are going to ask, "well how did you post this?" I was logged in on my phone when I changed my password. 



November 20th, 2018 at 10:21 AM ^

You are not the only person this happened to today we are checking it out. It may have been an attack (bots start trying to log in as frequent users) 


November 20th, 2018 at 10:58 AM ^

Had same issue and was unable to reset password so I dropped a line to MgoManagement and Seth was able to reset my password at his end and passed it along to HUEL who apparently fixed the problem.  Seth said it looks like Bots attacked the site using frequent posters usernames trying to get in.

Yay HUEL!   No, I'm serious - yay HUEL.  Thanks for fixing this so quickly.


November 20th, 2018 at 11:47 AM ^

I am not having this issue. :( I guess I need to post more.

Or change my password back to 1-2-3-4-5... but I heard I shouldn’t re-use the combination from my luggage.