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Kense Report 1 Jul 2012 12:44

Certainly if you delete cookies you can expect to have to sign in again.

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 30 Jun 2012 20:31

Points finger at dumbo.....Moi !, who never cleans cookies :-S

Might try a go at that when my personal IT advisor returns from his hols ( son).
Prob is neither of my advisor's ,son or hubby like GR..son is more tolerant.


AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2012 20:22

ooh thanks. no I haven't done that, shall go and have a look.


allotment Report 30 Jun 2012 19:53

Hi AnninGlos, I am no computer expert by any stretch of the imagination and know less than most but I am one of the fortunate members who never have to log in and never get error messages. Just a thought though and this has been said before I know.....

.....when you said that you expect to log in after running CCleaner have you kept cookies for your favourite sites? Open CCleaner, click on Options on the left, click on Cookies and you can scroll down your list of cookies on the left and move them across to the ''keep'' side.

Apologies if you have already done this but it might help others who have not seen previous posts about it.


AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2012 14:56

Only had to sign in that once this week and nothing is any different on my pc so I don't know why that was.

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 30 Jun 2012 13:49

I always use za, then au if I want want 2 windows open to reply to someone.
But don't normally have to sign in on either.


Porkie_Pie Report 28 Jun 2012 09:21

I tend to use the za to sign in if the uk site is playing up,

and yes when i have a problem and then have to use another web address that does lead me to have the odd moan about errors



Kense Report 28 Jun 2012 08:24

I have noticed on the other boards that those who complain the most also seem to switch between the different GR sites (.uk, .za etc).

This may mean that when a logout fault occurs they are logged out on all sites and thus have to log back on each site when they access it.

Sometimes when I am asked to log it it is because I have followed a link which has inadvertently put me on one of the other sites. I am still logged in on the one I use (.uk), so I either use the back button or reenter normally


eRRolSheep Report 27 Jun 2012 23:57

I couldn't agree more - can I beat my chest now please?


SueMaid Report 27 Jun 2012 23:37

Stop beating your chests, gentlemen - it's not a competition to see who knows more about computers, hackers and security :-P


eRRolSheep Report 27 Jun 2012 23:32

I say, young Sadie - how racey

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 27 Jun 2012 23:29

I don't turn my PC off in the day ,once I turn on.
I shut off the screen if I'm not using it.
I close down at night.

I occasionally have to log into GR tho I never log out....I don't know why.. phew no big deal !

If anyone wants to hack my PC, they wont find anything worth even having a giggle there are some funny / rudish e.mails on here !


eRRolSheep Report 27 Jun 2012 23:18

Roy you are absolutely correct in that hackers could potentially find a way through but let us not get carried away - your average PC - personal computer - is generally of no use to hackers unless you are careless enough to leave the back door open because it would take so much time and effort to download, analyse and interpret the information that it would be totally counter productive.
There is actually more risk from having your credit or debit card cloned/stolen.
Yes any time a PC is connected to the internet it COULD be attacked (hacking is different) but the actual likelihood is pretty minimal if you are sensible and have half decent security measures in place.


Porkie_Pie Report 27 Jun 2012 23:09

ErrolSheep, as you work in the industry you will no that any time that your PC is connected to the Internet it can be hacked and posses a threat if that was not the case security updates would be obsolete and your industry would not exist any more laziness, ignorance and naivety may play its part but its not the whole story companies pay a premium to safeguard against attacks and still these hackers can find a way through so regardless of how good your security software is you still need to be careful



eRRolSheep Report 27 Jun 2012 22:51

I believe I have heard of such a thing - I spend most of my time setting up security systems for SMEs
Leaving your computer on poses no more problem than turning it on when you use it if you have the correct system security in addition to anti virus etc.
Most computer attacks are because of laziness, ignorance and naivity


Porkie_Pie Report 27 Jun 2012 22:37

ErrolSheep, Have you never hear of "Hackers" these people hack into anything and everything and just see getting through a firewall or other security software as a small challenge, they can hack into the most secure systems given time, Its estimated that 1 in 4 computers get compromised every year,

The majority of people can have their PC hacked and not even no its been compromised



AnninGlos Report 27 Jun 2012 22:27

P Pal (I think it was) asked if they were right in thinking I left my computer on. No you are not right, I always switch off at the end of the day and switch on again in the morning. I keep cookies cleared as well and have up to date security software. I never log out of either this site or my e mail and the only time I expect to have to log in is when I have run something like C Cleaner.


eRRolSheep Report 27 Jun 2012 20:34

Leaving your computer does not really pose a security issue if you have decent up to date security software installed.
This could be purely down to cookies - clear your cookies and you will undoubtedly need to re-sign in


DazedConfused Report 27 Jun 2012 20:28

Must admit I turn my computer off whenever I have finished.

I never log off of any sites I visit. And occassionally have to re-log in, mostly after an online update by microsoft or HP.

Do not find it a problem, just sometime have trouble remember which password goes with which site!!!


Merlin Report 27 Jun 2012 13:25

I very rarely log off but do switch off computor when finished,sometimes I have to log on but not very often :-S