When CloudFlare Blocks Access to Your Blog

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CloudFlare’s Access Restricted page.

I am using CloudFlare system (thanks to LiewCF) to protect my blog from threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting my bandwidth and server resources. But the problem is, this intelligent system is currently blocking me from accessing my own blog!

It is believed my computer or another computer on my network (P1 Wimax) has been infected by a virus and being used to send spam emails and attack websites. That is why CloudFlare has to block my connection and redirect me to their Access Restricted page (as you can see above).

I have contacted CloudFlare reagarding this issue. For the time being, I have to complete the CAPTCHA if I want to access my blog. But the good thing is, I know that I can trust CloudFlare because it is really can prevent my blog from threats and malicious traffic attacks. 🙂

Comments

  1. Although CloudFlare is protecting your blog it would be a huge turn off for visitors. Well you get some and you lose some I guess. And also thank you for introducing me with CloudFlare :).

  2. You’re welcome! Of course I will lose some of my readers. But if they really a human (not bots, hackers, etc) and want to read my blog, surely they will complete the CAPTCHA and go to my blog. 🙂

  3. bende ni bleh block dr kene ddos, tp tu la nnti user leceh nk msuk lak..bru igt nk pkai..huhu

  4. Hi,

    Sorry about that (IP data does create some false positives). Recommendations:

    You can whitelist your IP addresses in your threat control dashboard.
    You can turn security settings to low or medium (settings->CloudFlare settings-Basic Security Level->Low).

    Some other tips here:http://blog.cloudflare.com/clo.....ur-website

  5. Whitelisting the IP means we wouldn’t challenge the visitor with a captcha. My immediate guess is that your risk of being attacked are very low on your own network.

  6. I used their service also, and for example my visitor opened my website for the first time and entering the captcha. If he visited my website again for the second time, will he encountered with the captcha again? Thanks

    I’m afraid this will make some of our visitors gone.

  7. Hi,

    The visitor would get the captcha again if you didn’t whitelist the IP (note: we also expire threatening IPs if no bad activity is seen from the IP in a few weeks).

    Tips for whitelisting IPs: http://blog.cloudflare.com/clo.....ur-website

    Why IPs get challenged: http://www.cloudflare.com/wiki/DataSources

  8. Cloudflare is making money through this right?
    that adsense Ad doesn’t belong to you does it?

  9. The Bad Guy says:

    What is Racketeering?
    Racketeering, often associated with organized crime, is the act of offering of a dishonest service (a “racket”) to solve a problem that wouldn’t otherwise exist without the enterprise offering the service. Racketeering as defined by the RICO act includes a list of 35 crimes. If convicted of racketeering, a person could serve up to 20 years and be fined up to $25,000.

    CloudFlare = Racket

    Sure, there are lots of rackets, like AntiVirus software. But what CloudFlare is up to is so much worse. And there is nobody saying anything about what they are doing. So much for “Net Neutrality”. I can assure you all that CloudFlare and Microsoft and Google and Comcast and At&t and the U.S. Government Incorporated (and many more) are all working together on this. I call it a “DDOR” or “Distributed Denial of Reality” attack.