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colettelewis
Member

Checking your browser

Is anyone else getting this when logging in?

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mwiggenhorn
Member

I did.

Anonymous User
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This happens when suspicious freelancers try to log-in. The same here... Woman Wink

csjarmitage
Member

Same here.

Perhaps a mod will come and tell us why - more bouncing balls - at least they are not blue!

lisawerk
Member

Yeah, I'm getting it too.

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi All,

 

We're aware of the additional screen you see and this is tied to an issue that surfaced this morning (please, check status.upwork.com). We were seeing some unusual traffic that we're monitoring and as a result, we have this page showing temporarily upon login.

~ Valeria
Upwork

Do we have to have this additional irritation?

Nichola, thanks for digging up this thread. It's already happened to me twice today and I was tossing around some theories about what might have caused it from my end which I'll put aside now.

Hi Valeria, I have been getting a message that says: checking your browser before accessing to upwork" for the last 8-9 days when I log into my account.

 

 

It is still driving me nuts! I have never, ever seen this on any other site I have ever visited, let alone adhered to.

 

Upwork if you have to have it could you stop those pawnbroker balls from dancing . . .

 

(and yes, no need to ask - now I make sure that every denmad cookie and cache has been cleared from three different browsers. Time is clearly no object to the CEO)


@Nichola L wrote:

 

 

(and yes, no need to ask - now I make sure that every denmad cookie and cache has been cleared from three different browsers. Time is clearly no object to the CEO)


 It's only after clearing cache that I get that screen...but, I have to clear cache every time I want to transfer money or the "continue" button is grayed out.

This is a very annoying "feature". As if the site was not slow enough.

lanwanman
Member

I noticed something on that page about Upwork's CloudFlare service's DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) Security Service. For more information see "Advanced DDoS Protection Service" https://www.cloudflare.com/ddos/ (or Google "CloudFlare Advanced DDoS Protection Service" without the quotes).

 

The service (and the brief delay [approximately 5 seconds by design]) is a good thing because this CloudFlare service is intended to detect and eliminate the adverse effects brought about by DOS (Denial of Service) attacks, which have had a lot to due with negative availability and connectivity issues on the Upwork core site.

 

Actually, the CloudFlare routine can run in the background without displaying the page, which is how a lot of websites implement that part of the CloudFlare service. Also, I realize that even the 5 seconds needed to run the CloudFlare routine is an excessive amount of load time from the perspective of performance. However, the routine is supposed to be invoked only when problems exist or are suspected.

Ron aka LanWanMan
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