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Old 10-24-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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Vimprobable2 blocked

Kind of curious about this:

I tried to access LQ with Vimprobable2 (webkit-based browser w/ vim-like key bindings) and got a 403 error with a key and a link. Followed the link and got this message:

Your request was intercepted by Bad Behavior, security software which protects the Web site you visited from malicious activity, such as hackers, spam and viruses. We apologize for the inconvenience, but your request matched a profile of suspicious activity. This problem is usually quite easy to fix.

You accessed the Web site using software which is banned due to malicious activity associated with that software. Uninstall it from your computer and contact the software's author for assistance. In the meantime, you may access the site using different software, such as Firefox. more about viruses, malware, and "M$ Security Essentials."

I'm running a virtual Salix 13.37 in qemu running on Windows XP (my sneaky way of running Linux at work). The useragent string for Vimprobable2 is: "Vimprobable2 (X11; U; Unix; en-US) AppleWebKit/531.2+ Compatible (Safari)".

I'm posting this via Midori on the same system with no problems. Useragent: "Midori/0.3 (X11; Linux; U; en-us) WebKit/531.2+".

So what's going on here?
Old 10-24-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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I'm not exactly sure what issue we're running into here. In it's current implementation, Bad Behavior is not being run against members. Additionally, there are no logged blocks relating to your IP address or containing "Vimprobable2" in the UA or HTTP header fields. I'm looking into this further now.




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