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When viewing a "Know your meme" page about the honey badger, I got the following message:

To view this page, you must log in to this area on

WARNING: To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is functioning properly, all activities are monitored and recorded. Use of this system is expressed consent to such monitoring and recording. Any unauthorized access or use is prohibited and may be subject to criminal and civil penalties.

Your password will be sent unencrypted.



Is this legitimate, or a scam?

Others have come across this issue, according to

I tried googling for portions of the message (eg to such monitoring and recording. Any unauthorized access or use is prohibited), and it does appear to sometimes occur on their website.

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closed as off topic by ChrisF, Nifle, tombull89, Mokubai, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 13 '11 at 23:01

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It means they did a poor job designing and developing their website. – BBlake Sep 13 '11 at 12:26
This question is off-topic as per the SuperUser FaQ but as BBlake mentioned above it sounds like somone screwed up on the website's end. – tombull89 Sep 13 '11 at 14:24

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