Topic: Captcha activated

fusion44 on December 18, 2014, 07:16:44 PM

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Hi all,

I've just activated a captcha puzzle if you register with the forum.
There has been a massive spam attack which caused lots of PITA.

Hopefully these idiots will be kept out now.

peace,
fusion44
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mafm on December 18, 2014, 09:28:07 PM
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Just to say... thanks :)
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fusion44 on December 19, 2014, 04:45:27 PM
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I think I'll activate manual registration. That's stupid. I've activated the hardest Captcha available but these guys still register and post??
I'm really inclined to just block outlook.com since about 70% of accounts register with an address from there. If anyone has other ideas please let me know :)
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fusion44 on December 19, 2014, 05:01:01 PM
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I have disabled registration for now. We have got about 1000 new accounts in the last 3 days. I'll delete all of those with an post count of 0.
If I wrongfully delete anyone, please give me a shot on IRC. If any genuine member wants to register, please tell me via IRC I'll add you manually.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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dezGusty on January 08, 2015, 01:43:57 PM
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Hmm... some newly discovered vulnerability probably. Or just really good captcha bypassing.

A good fix with human contact registration for now :-)
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fusion44 on January 08, 2015, 06:47:08 PM
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Heh, the bots that post here now have registered before I've shutdown registration.
There are approx. 900 more spam bot accounts all of which registered in a 3-4 day time frame.
Somehow with SMF its very tedious to delete those accounts in one go. If anybody knows a way please tell me. May help to reduce this spam to a minimum :)
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