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ian j08/07/2017 07:36:05
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.Since yesterday I have been unable to access the Homeworkshop WEB site,

I'm using Win 10 & fire fox.

Any body else having problems?

Ian

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JasonB08/07/2017 07:39:21
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Just worked OK for me on IE and I have a BT line.

Can't you just press the "continue anyway" button?

Edited By JasonB on 08/07/2017 07:39:58

ian j08/07/2017 07:44:56
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Thanks Jason.

Should have said that clicking on the "continue button" just brings up the same message.

As I thought, it must be my problem.

Mike Crossfield08/07/2017 08:29:17
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Ian

It's not just you. I have exactly the same problem.

Mike

Mick Henshall08/07/2017 08:32:54
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Just accessed it on my android tablet ok I also on a BT line

Mick

Bazyle08/07/2017 08:37:47
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Blocked for me too. It probably depends on how nervous your virus software is and who it is talking to as the implication of the message is that the site is on somebody's blacklist.

Clive Brown 108/07/2017 08:47:10
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Just tried it. There is a warning on the page to say that someone tried to force access to their server, but problem is now fixed.

W10 and Firefox.

Edited By Clive Brown 1 on 08/07/2017 08:48:07

BERT ASHTON08/07/2017 08:50:36
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I have the same problem so I deleted BT Protect but I still get the same message.

Dose anybody out there have any answer to this.

Robbo08/07/2017 09:09:17
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Have the same problem with BT Web Protect. The "continue anyway" just brings up the same message.

Trying to access via a search engine shows that Norton software declares it an OK site, and the Malware detector is happy with it, but then up comes BT Web Protect and blocks access.

Have never seen this BT Web Protect in action before, though sites (which probably deserved it) have been blocked by other security software.

 

Edited By Robbo on 08/07/2017 09:10:54

JasonB08/07/2017 10:02:08
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Posted by Clive Brown 1 on 08/07/2017 08:47:10:

Just tried it. There is a warning on the page to say that someone tried to force access to their server, but problem is now fixed.

W10 and Firefox.

Edited By Clive Brown 1 on 08/07/2017 08:48:07

That has been there for a couple of weeks from when the site was actually down.

Mike Crossfield08/07/2017 16:11:23
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It would be really helpful if someone who is able to access the site (I still can't) would send the organiser a message telling them about the problem. There may be something they can do at their end.

Mike

Robbo08/07/2017 16:18:33
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Posted by Mike Crossfield on 08/07/2017 16:11:23:

It would be really helpful if someone who is able to access the site (I still can't) would send the organiser a message telling them about the problem. There may be something they can do at their end.

Mike

The problem with that Mike is that I have never known the "Contact Admin" on the site to work. I have always got an automated acknowledgement, but that's all.

Posting on here we hope JS will see it and check at his end.

Robbo08/07/2017 16:35:03
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It took me a while to remember this (but I can remember the Winter of 1947, which was mentioned the other day), but if you use this address it works: **LINK**

Mike Crossfield08/07/2017 16:41:10
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Thanks for that Robbo. That URL works for me (iPad/safari).

Mike

ian j08/07/2017 17:54:10
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Thanks Robbo that works for me.

Ian

Gray08/07/2017 18:02:21
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There is something amiss with the site (it may just be some bad coding and innocent but...)

I use a Sophos UTM Firewall sitting ahead of my internal network and it is blocking the site with the following report;

Access to this page is blocked as the threat Mal/HTMLGen-A has been found on this website.

However http://www.homeworkshop.club/ url does not throw any such warning which is why I suspect a scripting issue rather than anything malevolent.

Brian Sweeting08/07/2017 20:28:02
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Just tried the site from my tablet android/chrome, went in okay and copied this notice....

 

Warnings

Were Back

Well it seems someone tried to force their way into the server and set off the watchdog, which in it's rush to hide

pulled the power cord out. No we did have someone try to get in but the intrusion protection system kicked in

and stopped all outside access to protect your data, well what little we keep of it.

 
 

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 08/07/2017 20:30:07

Edited By JasonB on 08/07/2017 20:48:00

JasonB08/07/2017 20:46:49
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Brian, as I said above that message has been there for a couple of weeks from when the site really was down.

Robbo08/07/2017 22:12:16
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Brian,

As Jason says, the site worked fine after Adam "mended" it and put that notice up. This BT Web Protect is a new thing and I suspect a malfunction with the BT software (as it doesn't work as it ought to).

Anyway, we all seem able to access homeworkshop one way or another now.

 

Graeme W,

Thanks for putting that much more succinctly than I could think of!

Edited By Robbo on 08/07/2017 22:13:29

Brian Sweeting08/07/2017 23:55:58
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Sorry guys, must read more slowly....

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