Spam Bot Infestation

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Spam Bot Infestation

Postby PsychoYuffie » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:25 am

We have a serious spam bot problem on our hands. Most of the members are bots and they're spamming the Off Topic section, which is odd because the registration has a capsha. Maybe Taiki needs to add in another filter with a basic math problem to fix this issue.
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Re: Spam Bot Infestation

Postby Encephalon » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:27 am

I've banned those IPs. I've been carpet bombing IPs for weeks they keep finding mew places to crop up!
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Re: Spam Bot Infestation

Postby Laura Knatt » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:57 pm

I changed the registration process to where you must answer an actual question to register. I hope this helps.
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Re: Spam Bot Infestation

Postby PsychoYuffie » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:01 pm

Setting up fields where the answer is dependent on intelligence rather than filling out things at random does make registration more secure. Putting in something like "What is 4+4?" can make all the difference. It's something so small, but bots are built to be simple and not that intelligent. Unless someone is specifically attacking the site to add in the answer, it should fix it.
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Re: Spam Bot Infestation

Postby Encephalon » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:00 pm

yeah I think they're just mindless bots. I'm glad my plan worked so well!
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Re: Spam Bot Infestation

Postby PsychoYuffie » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:49 am

I'm just glad that things appeared to have cleared up for now. It never looks good to new members when your forums are infested with spam bots. :(
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Re: Spam Bot Infestation

Postby Encephalon » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:48 pm

I know trust me I do most of that was built up over like three days
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