I just logged in on the main site (with MyOpenId), and after being logged in successfully, I got a page that read:

Suspicious request

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    You are a bit, wearing a mask... Suspicious to me.. Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 11:33

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Upon investigation, this was a race condition between two log in requests.

My hunch is that you opened the log in page in a separate tab and logged in manually from that. In the meanwhile the original page auto-magically logged you in via JavaScript. This invalidated the manual request.

In any case it's quite unrelated to this.

  • Yes, this could very well be. I did open the login in a separate tab.
    – bitmask
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 12:45
  • ... seeing your edit; I do think this is a bug and could potentially be critical.
    – bitmask
    Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 12:46

This issue was raised on Meta StackOverflow earlier.

We don't usually require sticky IPs (in particular once you're logged in it shouldn't be an issue), but if during the process of logging in your IP address changes, that's extremely fishy, and that's why we bail out.

So essentially this happens if/when your IP address changes during the login process and this is probably an issue at your ISP level.

  • Sounds unlikely, since the connection would have been gone briefly. Additionally, the site actually logged me in, so it did not "bail out".
    – bitmask
    Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 22:19

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