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Author:  flyingmice [ Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:42 pm ]
Post subject:  A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

I have been blowing away spammers lately at an ever increasing rate. Something needs to be done to block them better - maybe captcha? I have hammered 15-20 today, and it's just past noon!

-clash

Author:  flyingmice [ Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

This is becoming a full time job! Woke up to at least one spam in each forum, and about twenty in Announcements. PLEASE STOP THEM AT THE START BY PREVENTING THEM FROM REGISTERING, GUYS!

-clash

Author:  Thengel [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Not sure. Could be that they are bypassing the login entirely and injecting the accounts and post directly to the DB. Or, the captcha and question is not handling the spambots well. Could be we just came up on rotation.

Author:  flyingmice [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Thengel wrote:
Not sure. Could be that they are bypassing the login entirely and injecting the accounts and post directly to the DB. Or, the captcha and question is not handling the spambots well. Could be we just came up on rotation.


I have blown away at least 80 spam posts today. I have banned more than twenty five spambots. It's getting crazy! s there anything I can do to prevent them from crawling back?

-clash

Author:  Thengel [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Well we are behind on several updates. We could try changing the registration question...

Author:  admin [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Changed the login question. We have some 200 new spambots registered today. Someone does not like us. ;) The update will have to wait for another day.

Hope this helps.

Author:  flyingmice [ Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Bless you, Bill! I hope this works!

-clash

Author:  admin [ Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Deleted a squad this morning. hmm. may need to retry the update.

Author:  flyingmice [ Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Bumped off four more just now. The sign in question obviously isn't the answer.

-clash

Author:  admin [ Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A hell of a lot of spammers lately!

Update is done. Let me know if you see any strangeness. I had to get pretty severe to get it to update.....

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