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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:21 am 
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Problem: The first time I log in I am told "You exceeded the maximum allowed number of login attempts. In addition to your username and password you now also have to solve the CAPTCHA below."

Details: A little uncertain the moment, but consensus at the moment is that it is due to automated hacking programs attempting to guess members' passwords on forums. This is going on in the world in general and is not limited to our forum or software it uses. (See topic here: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2094062&hilit=logging+in)

Solution: We have to live with it. Logging in using the CAPTCHA image will work fine for you.

Additional: If there really are automated programs trying to guess our passwords on forums web-wide, make sure any password is secure. It should not be a real word, or combination of real words. It should involve letters and numbers. If you need active help from me to get into this forum, email me: admin@ukorchidforum.com

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