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Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:25:41 AM »
Just a few minutes ago when I tried to use the Google search engine it took me to a page asking me for a captcha to prove I was not a robot. It also explained that it detected unusual traffic from my IP address. I tried to use the engine about three or four times before it disappeared and I could use Google normally again.

Since it went away does that mean I can ignore it or should I be concerned that something could be wrong with the router or any of my network devices?

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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 07:38:40 AM »
Anyone else using your network/internet connection to do stuff that would flag it?

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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 08:25:59 AM »
My parents and sister. I'm pretty sure they don't do anything to do that. My sister has a boyfriend who has a tablet he sues here. I think since he uses it here he must be using the network. It's been like that for a couple of months now and I have no idea what he does on it.

We also have a neighbour who knows our password but he lives like fifteen minutes away from here.

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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 09:22:32 AM »
   
 
" Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 02:00:02 PM »
I always get that message when I go to Google using Tor, which is why I chose DuckDuckGo, which doesn't seem to mind.

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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 04:29:59 PM »
I don't use tor or any VPN. Which makes this especially odd. But what's even odder is that they just stopped. I can use google fine now with no message like it from them.

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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 06:29:41 AM »
I got a feeling more people are using your internet than you think...
   
 
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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 11:05:23 AM »
If this is the case what is your advice? And how can I confirm for certain that our internet is being sponged?

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Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 05:30:31 PM »
Put a router password on it and give it only to family members.
   
 
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    Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
    « Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 06:58:10 AM »
    Check your settings and software for vulnerabilities. It is very risky to keep your internet so open. Put strong passwords everywhere you can and change privacy settings. The router is a device that can be exploited. Change your password occasionally and share them with your family members

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    Re: Google Detected Unusual Traffic
    « Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 02:30:44 PM »
    Kinda what was suggested...back in February...
       
     
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