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I was getting this message when I attempted to connect with GeoNames over
the last week or so. To avoid this problem, you can access GeoNames via
Cataloger's Desktop.

-Phyllis Jones

On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 2:09 PM Charles Croissant <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I have experienced the same problem yesterday and today. I normally use
> Firefox, which has prevented me from accessing the site altogether.
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> I have switched to Chrome -- it gives me a warning, but allows me to
> advance to the site at my own risk.
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> I just sent an email to the contact email address at Geonames,
> [log in to unmask] -- I will let people know if I receive a response.
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> Charles Croissant
> Senior Catalog Librarian
> Saint Louis University
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> *From:* Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> on
> behalf of Richard Murray <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:23 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
> *Subject:* [External] Re: [PCCLIST] GeoNET Names Server hacked?
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> Hi Wayne et al.,
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> Yes, I’m getting the security warning for GNS in Chrome today, also.
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> Rich
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> Rich Murray
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> Principal Cataloger
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> Catalog Librarian for Spanish and Portuguese Languages | Rare Books |
> Sequential Art
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> Duke University Libraries
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> Durham, North Carolina, USA
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> https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6507-026X
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> *From:* Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]> *On
> Behalf Of *Wayne Richter
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:15 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [PCCLIST] GeoNET Names Server hacked?
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> Dear All,
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> Today when I tried to access the GEOnet Names Server all I got was a
> “Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead” and neither Chrome nor Firefox
> would let me in. Has anyone else encountered this. I use this site
> frequently for authority work and have never had any problems before today.
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> Thanks for any help.
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> Wayne Richter
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> The Libraries, H320D
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> Western Washington University
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> 516 High Street
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> Bellingham, WA 98225
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> (he, him, his)
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-- 
Phyllis J. Jones
Senior Recordings Cataloger
Conservatory Library
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone: 440/775-5137

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