You've sent something to our server to which it objects

Or, you just get a 403, Forbidden error message…

Yeah, sorry. The server was recently compromised by some unscrupulous bots that exploit weaknesses in various scripts that are available on the internet. Usually phpBB, but the list is growing. I’ve therefore tightened up the security settings for the server, but it appears these settings are a little too tight in places.

If you see the ‘You have sent some data to our server to which it objects’ screen, please drop me a line and let me know what you were trying to send and to which diary you were trying to send it. I can then use that information to loosen the security settings again for the DearDiary site.

Sorry for the inconvenience. If you want someone to blame, blame the people who have nothing better to do but hijack other peoples computers for their own purposes. *sigh*

Steve

Comments

  1. Dear Steve, I have not as yet run into this problem, but thanks for the warning.

    Don’t know about others, but I have missed hearing from you. Hope all is well in your part of the world.