Is AvWeb Still Hacked?

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  1. N918KT

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    The past week or so, whenever I access AvWeb from my laptop or phone, the website either is down or takes a long time for the page to load. Other times, it loads up as normal. They say they had a Denial-of-Service attack and had resolved the issue, but it looks like the issue is still unresolved.

    Anybody else still having issues accessing AvWeb?
     
  2. pdonahue

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    It's unusably slow for me and some images don't load at all.

    Their RSS feeds are still down (Error 1020 and "This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks.").
    https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/?zkDo=showRSS

    Either they're still dealing with the DoS attack or the defenses they're using are causing problems.


    -Paul
     
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    I was reading an article on it last night and now I can't get in.
     
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    I was reading an old article on Avweb I had looked up and really wanted to read and couldn't finish reading it because it was late at night. I go back the next day and it's gone. Still not back up.
     
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    Yep, same here. I hope they get it all restored, because they really have a treasure trove of knowledge in their older material.
     
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    Looks like I was partially wrong about replacing the "flash."

    Just take it out entirely along with the "http://" and it seems to work:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20160410.../Big-Screen-IFR-Garmins-GNS-530-182453-1.html
     
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    The RSS feeds are still down, but they did change something: there's no Cloudflare ID anymore, and site redirects to a page "unavailble". Also, they took down the comments for blog articles. What an amateur hour. Two months to fix the RSS feed!
     
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    Just checked an article I was reading when it went down. Still not up.
     
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