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Randomly getting locked out saying password incorrect untrue

Discussion in 'Security' started by biggsy, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. biggsy

    biggsy Member

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    Hi there, the last few days randomly, WHM is telling me that my root password is incorrect and all my pop3 mail passwords keep popping up in outlook as though temporarily all my passwords are wrong.

    It seems WHM has locked me out but I never entered 1 wrong password. I use roboform and my outlook passwords are stored.

    Later on or when my host whitelists my IP, those same passwords now work fine.

    Could cphulk be locking my ip out based on attempted hacking from other IP's?

    I really don't understand it and I have found similar thread elsewhere.

    Any ideas?

    Andy Biggs
     
  2. quizknows

    quizknows Well-Known Member

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    " Could cphulk be locking my ip out based on attempted hacking from other IP's?"

    As far as the root password, yes. Add your own IP(s) to the cphulk whitelist in WHM. Not sure how it would affect e-mail, but that's a good place to start.
     
  3. biggsy

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    thanks for letting me know. I have asked my host to do this.
     
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