Sometimes, I get this message:
Sister CherryBlossom ... thank you for starting this thread.
What is dotDefender?
How can you protect your website security from hacker attacks!?
What the dotDefender Error / Blocking Message Looks Like :
Yes, we have had to implement more security features, due to an increase in premeditated attacks on our server.
I too received the above message trying to do "normal things," an indicator (i'm hoping) that the program is working. While it frustrated me, the only option I had was to turn it off. Considering the reason I installed it, going that way made little sense. I've had to come to the conclusion that being on the Internet is simply costing us more and more. There was a time when we could get away without such protections, with the luxury of relaxing a little regarding our Internet property, investment, and peace, but those days are gone.
There has been a surge of deliberate attacks on our server, which is why we are having to do this.
Sister Cherry, I was really hoping that only I was seeing the dotDefender messages, as it would reduce my learning curve considerably ... lol ...
But that's okay, we're in this together, and we've got to work it out together.
Please everyone, let me know what particular actions you are trying to do, that present this message.
In fact, if you would copy the message to this thread, along with what you were trying to do, that would be great.
This will allow me to know exactly what options the program has locked us out of ...
Locked out of your own house, in your own house?!!! ...
Well ... it's a new day Family ... and I hope you all will be patient with me, as I try to get us through the thick of it.
Again, copy the message to this thread, and let me know what actions aren't being allowed. It will help a lot in customizing this for us.
If you have any questions or concerns, I'm right here.
Well, I think I've found the problem.
If no one else has this problem, then maybe I got a virus, I'm thinking.
Uh-oh....I didn't even see your post at first, Destee.
Okay. At least now I know it aint just me.
You shoulda seen me running every virus system I got!
I was shutting down and re-starting like crazy!
All the while, I'm thinking, "Where did this come from?!" lol
But, at first, Destee, I couldn't even post! But, then, it let me thru.
Thank you for letting me know I aint crazy and my computer aint infested!
I just tried to post in a forum and it won't let me.
Great Sister ... and thank you again for bringing the topic up!
The only way I can know every user's experience, is if every user tells me.
If no one complains, I'm going to happily assume all is well ...
So Thank You Thank You Thank You!
I see that it is keeping me from posting basic posts ... real weird and unnaceptable.
I suggest everyone copy your posts to notepad or something, prior to hitting the submit button, so you don't lose all that you just composed.
Thanks Again Sister Cherry!
Please bear with me as I learn how to customize this program for us.
As I said recently, I'm the least qualified to being doing this job, as it has always been a challenge for me ... like jumping off a cliff, and hoping I don't die.
Our options are few right now. We can turn the program off, making ourselves more vulnerable to the enemy (within and without), or take the time to make it work.
I'm really sorry that some features ... major features (like being able to post) are hindered ... and am working to get us around this.
Please be patient with me Family ... and if you can post, shout, chat or anything ... do it, let us know your experiences.
A sensitive alarm system in the projects ... who wooda thunk ...
I Love Us !!!
Thank You Family.
Over the years sometimes when I was about to post on the site. I would loose the post after I submitted. I have been coping my post into word since then before submitting, just for this reason. I got the dot. defender message on 8/22/2009
I had not copied my post into the word document format as i often do. So that message was lost. I relaxed my routine. Oh well.
I never chalked up my post lost as an attack, I just chalked it up as my computer, not processing fast enough ( my system issues, and such ) based on limits such as how much memory my system has, cache of my system or something, or what else was running on my system at that time, and sync timing between me hitting submit to the Destee site server.
I will continue to copy to word my post before submitting just in case.
Thank You Destee
I will send you some additional funds to help with cost you may incur in your efforts to keep the site free of such issues and possible attacks.
My intent is to have my post and poems availble now and far into the future. My reason to help by being a premium member and giving more if possible to you and the site is to help maintain it's sustainability. Whew!