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    Google issue

    This morning anyone in the school trying to search on Google was getting a message to say that their search was potentially dangerous and that spyware should be run. They could continue the search by entering the graphic code. I've just tried it myself and it seems ok but several people have seen the problem.

    Does anyone know if there was a system wide problem with Google or what might have cause ours?

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    ussualy this is caused when a machine or device in your domain has been hitting Google quite heavily. It normally clears after a certain amount of time

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    We had this issue on Monday morning - with us the problem was with new filtering the LEA had put in place. Any help?

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    We get it all the time as all schools in the LA present a single IP to the outside world.

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    I suspected an issue at County. They seem to have been tightening the filters of late. How I wish we had stayed with our previous ISP where they gave me the tools but let me decide how to use them.

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    Cool Google

    I too had this issue yesterday, around 4.30 ish, but went away by this morning this is the secound time iv had this and our isp dont filter or proxy our connection. It's a right pain.

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    Presumably you are not using the County Broadband then Eric?

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    This happened to us here a while back.
    Google integrated this "enter a code to continue" when search
    criteria was very similiar to what spambots, spyware and other
    potentially dangerous search criteria or results were entered/gained from a Google search.

    I had heard that so many people complained that they withdrew the system within a very short time of it being up, but then today I've had 1 or 2 of these CODE pages happen again.

    Maybe they just downed the level of strictness on their filters?

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    If you connect to the internet through your RBC this can happen. You will have a private IP range which is then NATed at the RBC level. Thus all the requests appear to come from the same IP address as far as Google is concerned.
    This is precisely the behaviour exhibited by robots so naturally Google needs to check. Indeed, on occasion the requests may even be denied. It is nothing to do with filtering

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    I've seen it happen when people have been using TOR, presumably for similar reasons to those already outlined.

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    Yeh ive been getting it quite a bit on CLEO recently :S

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