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Firefox did an "automatic check" (?) when I went to a website https://www.veteranstoday.com/?reqp=1&reqr

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Instead of going directly to the website https://www.veteranstoday.com/?reqp=1&reqr, Firefox said it was doing an "automatic check" and then went to the page. I don't know why. There are no other websites it does this for. How can I find out what this automatic check means?

Instead of going directly to the website https://www.veteranstoday.com/?reqp=1&reqr, Firefox said it was doing an "automatic check" and then went to the page. I don't know why. There are no other websites it does this for. How can I find out what this automatic check means?

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Is it this thing in the attached screenshot? It mentions that Cloudflare is applying some kind of DDOS protection. In other words, the site has hired a service to prevent "denial of service" attacks that can be caused by sending tons of requests at the same time. I wouldn't take it personally!

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Is it this thing in the attached screenshot? It mentions that Cloudflare is applying some kind of DDOS protection. In other words, the site has hired a service to prevent "denial of service" attacks that can be caused by sending tons of requests at the same time. I wouldn't take it personally!

Is it this thing in the attached screenshot? It mentions that Cloudflare is applying some kind of DDOS protection. In other words, the site has hired a service to prevent "denial of service" attacks that can be caused by sending tons of requests at the same time. I wouldn't take it personally!
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Yes, that is it. Thank you for your reply and putting a stop to my head scratching. Ha Ha. Appreciate your response. So should I expect more of these messages?

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jscher2000 Yes, that is it. Thank you for your reply and putting a stop to my head scratching. Ha Ha. Appreciate your response. So should I expect more of these messages? michaelas
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I've seen it once or twice before. I think sites use it temporarily during a period of crisis rather than 24x7, so I certainly would expect to see it often.

I've seen it once or twice before. I think sites use it temporarily during a period of crisis rather than 24x7, so I certainly would expect to see it often.
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Got it. Thanks so much for your help!

Got it. Thanks so much for your help!
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