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    I have 2 questions, using vBulletin Version 2.3.0

    Evidently someone is trying to brute force (password hack)their way into our private forums. I know this by the amount of "most users online" one night it's at 260 the next morning it shows 380 then 5 minutes later there's 35 online. What can we do other than lower the allowable connections to keep them from forcing their way in by hacking a password?

    question 2

    This doesn't pertain to the question above. Is there a way to give priority to specific user groups to allow them onsite during heavy traffic? thnks in advance

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    1. You can upgrade to vB3 which will lock them out for 15 minutes after 5 failed password attempts.

    2. This would require hacking.
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      Originally posted by liketoknow
      Evidently someone is trying to brute force (password hack)their way into our private forums. I know this by the amount of "most users online"
      Are you sure about this? The most users online could be a search engine using more than one spider. Sometimes inktomi uses many, many connections, you see this by IP logging referring to spider17.inktom*.com
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