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Forum Admin => Forum Administration and Rules => Topic started by: Harry Black on October 17, 2016, 04:15:15 AM

Title: Project Honeypot?
Post by: Harry Black on October 17, 2016, 04:15:15 AM
While connecting through home wifi, I got a message to the effect that my network may be infected and that to check my ip I should go to project honeypot.
Just checking that this is a message by the forum admin and this site is safe?
Title: Re: Project Honeypot?
Post by: Louie on October 17, 2016, 12:00:09 PM
Project Honeypot is a legit site, Harry. It's safe to look up your IP there. I'll ask our tech admins to look into this. Could you get back to us with what Honeypot tells you?
Title: Re: Project Honeypot?
Post by: wastrel on October 17, 2016, 01:09:34 PM
The IP form your house was previously registered as a spammer IP address.

You likely have DHCP, try power cycling your modem to get a new IP address, might resolve the issue.  If it keeps reregistering the same IP, I can manually allow it, but would prefer nto to if it can be avoided.
Title: Re: Project Honeypot?
Post by: Dan I on October 17, 2016, 01:23:50 PM
Alternatively, if you are using a VPN try turning it off or cycling to a new VPN server if you can. Sometimes spammers use VPN's and those IP addresses end up flagged.
Title: Re: Project Honeypot?
Post by: wastrel on October 17, 2016, 02:04:59 PM
Alternatively, if you are using a VPN try turning it off or cycling to a new VPN server if you can. Sometimes spammers use VPN's and those IP addresses end up flagged.

Good call
Title: Re: Project Honeypot?
Post by: Harry Black on October 17, 2016, 03:34:55 PM
Project Honeypot is a legit site, Harry. It's safe to look up your IP there. I'll ask our tech admins to look into this. Could you get back to us with what Honeypot tells you?
Will do! I might not get a chance to do so for a few days though.
Alternatively, if you are using a VPN try turning it off or cycling to a new VPN server if you can. Sometimes spammers use VPN's and those IP addresses end up flagged.

Good call
Im not using a vpn, but all my devices are blocked via our wifi network and not through other means.
The house wifi is used by b&b guests, so if I had to guess, Id say the guy who arrived a few days ago might be using a vpn to watch his US netflix or something.
Title: Re: Project Honeypot?
Post by: Harry Black on October 21, 2016, 02:29:31 PM
Everything seems fine now. I suspect it was indeed the other person using our wifi.
Title: Re: Project Honeypot?
Post by: Louie on October 21, 2016, 05:07:40 PM
Everything seems fine now. I suspect it was indeed the other person using our wifi.

All right, glad it's been worked out!