authentication required box

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  • #501295

    I get a message pop up when I go to my blog that says

    ‘authentication required’

    and then the following message

    ‘A user name and password are being requested by http://www.jillstanek.com. The site says: “wp”‘

    followed by a username and password box.

    Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it?

    The blog I need help with is 6jbxtra.wordpress.com.

    #501441

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Just happened to me too when I visited your blog. Are you linking to that site in any way (link, image…)?

    Otherwise I suggest contacting Support directly
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #501462

    tassiopee
    Member

    I visited the site linked to your username… no problem but when I clicked on the link that you put in your post above jillstanek.com, avast automatically detected a virus….
    If confirmed, I think that staff should remove the link in this post to prevent this happening again.

    #501463

    Thanks guys. I will contact support.

    #501467

    auxclass
    Member

    http://www.jillstanek.com seems to be a Movabletype site hosted on: oregano.hmdnsgroup.com

    #501489

    No news back from support yet on this one so if anyone has any ideas…

    #501490

    raincoaster
    Member

    I got it as well. I vaguely remember this happening to someone else several years ago, and it turned out to be a mistake in the back end of the blog, a piece of code that had gone astray. Of course, I can’t find that thread now. I’ll flag this thread for attention by staff and hopefully we can get this straightened out for you.

    #501491

    Cheers pal, that would be ace.

    #501492

    markel
    Staff

    Hello,

    The blog doesn’t appear to be hosted here at WordPress.com, so there’s unfortunately little we can do to assist.

    What’s popping up is an authorization box that’s likely been set up at the server level or using the .htaccess file in the /wp-admin/ directory. And auxclass is right; it looks like a Movable Type blog, so I’m not sure if there’s even anything *in* the wp-admin directory.

    Did someone set this site up for you? You would probably be best off contacting that person for help.

    Thanks for marking the topic for us, RC.

    #501493

    No, I made the blog. No idea who this Stanek person is although they do have a word press blog if you search for jill stanek.

    Is there nothing else I can do then? :-(

    #501494

    actually they don’t have a blog – she just appears in others. It was fine until a few days ago then suddenly appeared.

    #501495

    auxclass
    Member

    Clicking on “mrlebredonchel” name sends you to: http://6jbxtra.wordpress.com/ which is a WP.COM blog but then the Stanek pop-up appears –

    Must be a link from http://6jbxtra.wordpress.com/ to stanek – or a redirect from a link.

    Any idea what was added to your blog just before the ugly pop-up showed up?

    #501496

    Hmm, not sure my friend. Shall I just delete all the posts from since it appeared?

    #501497

    I only get it on the homepage, the other pages are ok. I just made the recent posts pending review but that hasn’t worked.

    #501499

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    In your post on Smoothies, http://6jbxtra.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/smoothies/

    you are trying to hotlink this image file from her server:

    http://www.jillstanek.com/smoothie.jpg

    Once you remove the file request, it should stop happening.

    #501500

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    By the way, here’s some information you may want to read about hotlinking and bandwidth theft http://altlab.com/hotlinking.html

    #501501

    that’s just amazing jennifer!

    you’re a legend. I think a few days of trouble is the least I deserve for stealing all that bandwidth too! :-)

    #501505

    raincoaster
    Member

    Great catch!

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