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Hi everyone, don’t want to create any unnecessary alarm or concern, but earlier today I was getting fairly forceful alarm messages when I logged on to the forum. It was telling me that the webpage was not recognised as the normal webpage and it was possible that information was being removed for fraudulent reasons and that I should close my laptop (same on iPad too).

Needless to say tried again just now and no message hence this post.

I get a bit paranoid about all the nasty stuff you hear about hacking etc and although probably coincidental, I remembered two unusual posts yesterday, apparently from the Ukraine.

Of course, it’s most likely a problem unique to me and my equipment, but if anyone has experienced anything similar, please let me know as we should make admin aware....thanks.

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I got the same message, Flapjack, but am not getting it now.

carneuny
carneuny in reply to Hidden

Me too Rellim, I just logged in and it's clear.🙂

giada
giada in reply to carneuny

me too. Ignore it.

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I have the same but Ive just been able to open yours so hopefully its cleared

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I had it and Google Chrome refused to let me access the site until it had been resolved. Everything appears fine now although at one point I didn't think it was going to get sorted because it dragged on for a long time.

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thanks for your replies, I will notify admin just to be on the safe side....

seasider18
seasider18 in reply to Hidden

Should admin not pick up on things like this for us?

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I don’t think it’s possible or practical for admin to monitor the site 24/7, that would require at team of at least 6 people, but they are aware now.

Me too Flapjack! I quit the site.

I tried earlier to access the site with iPhone and recieved message along the lines of ‘unable to connect to safari (browser) via a secure server’.

Janith
Janith in reply to jonjub

Me too ... l had to call Apple and they talked me through the problem and fixed it.

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That didnt happen to me here, but did on my fitbit app

Had it to Said site was not secure and my details like passwords and personal information may be trying to be taken

BobD
BobDVolunteer

I could not get on the site as my browser told me it had not been configured correctly and was unsafe. Further investigation suggested that there was a problem with the time clock on HUL . It took about an hour and a half before my browser allowed me back in so sure it is all OK now.

Yes same here, looked a bit dodgy to me... No virus errors just Google saying don't access the site, quite unusual.

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I had the same problem not long after I looked into the posts from the Ukraine and was beginning to get suspicious. I shan't open any further posts in any language other than English!!

I couldn't get into health unlocked site in anyway

You can get this message when the beginning of the web address is http for what should be a secure site, rather than https. It looks like it's sorted now anyway.

Action Fraud - good idea to register with them if you haven’t already - they recommended a programme to download which will not allow you to open a suspicious site.

actionfraud.police.uk/ For anyone concerned. They do email alerts on latest phishing/frauds etc.

I’ve had no problems. I Mostly access from iPad.

I don’t think it had anything to do with the Ukrainian or Croatian posts but I do think it wise to be defensive.

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Thanks CD, yes I had another look at the posts and I think you are right, just a coincidence. I have left a message with Rachel but thank you for the information......stay cool!

actionfraud.police.uk/resou...

Quad9 is the programme - eventually found the link.

actionfraud.police.uk/Quad9...

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Thanks, looks very simple to load!

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to Hidden

Has worked for me - I found it very simple.

I didnt have any problem,however,I open the website through my e mail notifications only !!

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to falah12345

Which is fine - as long as you know your email is completely secure.

falah12345
falah12345 in reply to CDreamer

Thanks CD but how am I suppose to know if my e mails are secured or not? I still get those wired e mails with unknown attachement into my inbox and I keep junk and report them!!

I am trying to download your program into my I ph to see if it works

Thanks again

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to falah12345

I think you will find the programme is for desktops - I couldn’t see an app for phones, iPads, tablets etc.

Your email is normally your weak spot - keeping junk separated and as long as you don’t open those emails with suspicious attachments - you should be ok. I’m not an expert in anyway but look & explore the site and you may find that info there.

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to falah12345

You may find this reading a little more useful for email security.

saga.co.uk/magazine/technol...

I had the same with another site (NS&I which was very worrying) but it seems it was something to do with the latest Chrome update. I switched to another browser and had no problem.

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Fingers crossed eh.....

I wondered what the messages in Russian were all about!

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So did I !

Hello all, I have spoken with Health Unlocked. This was an issue across the entire website, and was simply because their certificate had expired. It has now been renewed, and everything is working as it should be.

Best wishes

Rachel - AF Association Patient Services

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Hidden in reply to RachelAdmin

Thanks Rachel, great to know all is safe and our data is secure.

Regards,

John

Zezee
Zezee in reply to RachelAdmin

Yes it looked like Health Unlocked had closed yesterday morn something about time out came up Was ok couple of hours later ...

Hello all, I have spoken with the team at Health Unlocked. This was an issue across the entire website, and was simply because their certificate had expired. It has now been renewed, and everything is working as it should be.

Best wishes

Rachel - AF Association Patient Services

BobD
BobDVolunteer in reply to RachelAdmin

Shame that they did not tell us and thus avoid quite a bit of worry and stress which we AFers really do not need.

I don't live in the UK and I'm not getting those messages. Is it a UK thing?

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yep....but all seems OK now

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