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Unusual traffic error!

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Unusual traffic error!

4G LTE on iphone, IOS using Safari, Google Malicious unusual traffic error!

 

Seems to get itself in a loop where the reCAPCHA doesn't clear issue

 

Is it The phone itself, browser, search engine or Plusnet 4G the problem? (doesn't happen on WIFI though)

 

Only solution is to change the search engine. (turning phone off or clearing browsing data doesn't clear the issue)

 

 

 

 

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RichardB
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Re: Unusual traffic error!

Does this happen when the phone is connected to WiFi and 4G data?
Or only on mobile data?
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Re: Unusual traffic error!

@RichardB

Hi there,
Only whilst on mobile data (4G LTE)
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Re: Unusual traffic error!

EE who provide the Plusnet mobile service use carrier grade NAT to share the "public" IP address between many users.

https://community.ee.co.uk/t5/4GEE-WiFi/Port-Forwarding-and-Carrier-Grade-NAT-CGNAT/td-p/754850

I guess that Google have detected some traffic they regard as malicious from the public IP address.

I do not know enough about EE and Plusnet mobile operation to say if turning 4G data off for a while and the turning it back on again would connect you to a different public IP address.

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Re: Unusual traffic error!

@RichardB 

 

Hi there  

 

When home I revert to WIFI (turn off data) and when stepping out again, switch data back on. Safari / Google resets for a bit then something causes the reCAPTCHA malicious kerfuffle loop to occur again!

 

 

RichardB
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Re: Unusual traffic error!

Fix
I am not an apple user but one suggestion from: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/251722604 is:

Settings, Safari, Advanced, Experimental Features, and turn on HTTP/3 and this stopped the “Google detected unusual traffic” captcha for me after doing some research it appears that Google uses HTTP/3 and some carriers are not on board with this yet and so Google thinks you’re a robot, I hope this helps.
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Re: Unusual traffic error!

@RichardB 

 

Thanks for info 

 

I've flicked it to HTTP3 just now so will mark this thread as fixed.

 

Should it occur again I'll shoot back

 

Once again 'thanks'