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getting past bush's website block

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posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 07:38 AM

nice way to get past it use a US based proxy server

posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 07:44 AM
Cool...has anyone explained yet WHY it was/is blocked?

posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 07:47 AM

Originally posted by Gear
Cool...has anyone explained yet WHY it was/is blocked?

they only said it was due to people hacking their site
and that it was down 5 hours due to it

security measures

[edit on 28-10-2004 by bodrul]

posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 07:52 AM

I don't see why Non-US would do that tho...except terrorists... but thats just stupid.

posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 08:08 AM

The official re-election site of President George W Bush is blocking visits from overseas users for "security reasons".
The blocking began early on Monday so those outside the US and trying to view the site got a message saying they are not authorised to view it.

But keen net users have shown that the policy is not being very effective.

Many have found that the site can still be viewed by overseas browsers via several alternative net addresses.

Hack attack

The policy of trying to stop overseas visitors viewing the site is thought to have been adopted in response to an attack on the website.

Scott Stanzel, a spokesman for the Bush-Cheney campaign said: "The measure was taken for security reasons."

He declined to elaborate any further on the blocking policy.

The barring of non-US visitors has led to the campaign being inundated with calls and forced it to make a statement about why the blocking was taking place.

In early October a so-called "denial of service" attack was mounted on the site that bombarded it with data from thousands of PCs. The attack made the site unusable for about five hours.

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posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 12:39 PM
wonder what the hackers were going to do?

They couldn't possibly put anything on the site more embarrasing than what George himself has already done for real.

[edit on 28-10-2004 by kdx175]

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