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Re: Please Stop PMimg me and POSTING there are spammers.....

Post by devnull » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:44 am

http://bbantispam.com/howto/

I figured that the spam was probably the result of scans looking for signatures of phpbb, then going after the default installations, not unlike what happened to blogs over the last few years.

There are scripts available that I saw that ask questions the spam bots won't be able to parse. They're typically set up as 'include' files. If someone were to complete the registration manually, there's nothing that can stop them, but I'd think that would be pretty rare, too.

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Re: Please Stop PMimg me and POSTING there are spammers.....

Post by OBI56 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:56 pm

devnull wrote:http://bbantispam.com/howto/

I figured that the spam was probably the result of scans looking for signatures of phpbb, then going after the default installations, not unlike what happened to blogs over the last few years.

There are scripts available that I saw that ask questions the spam bots won't be able to parse. They're typically set up as 'include' files. If someone were to complete the registration manually, there's nothing that can stop them, but I'd think that would be pretty rare, too.

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Great post John! And it just goes to prove what I have been harping about for the past 6 months: Search engines are the main cause of the forum spam.

The 2 worst Search Engine Bots are responsible for almost 90% of all spam on forums; one by design (Google) the other (Yahoo) because its source code whas hacked several years ago (in fact, ALL the source code for all of its products) and has never been fixed. Many large corporations have banned anything Yahoo from their networks have found that attacks of all sorts have dropped dramatically since. The next worst is the up and coming Alexa Bot. Now I must qualify all of the above as being purely anecdotal and based on my own personal observatiosn over the years.

The Search Engine companies have no incentive to fix the SpamBot problem because it brings them extra traffic and extra traffic means extra profits for them.

Just one of the perils of running a forum these days.
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Post by treitz3 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:08 pm

James, remember when Dave personally allowed all new members to join and without his approval there was no chance for spam?

I'd like to volunteer the time I have to do the same thing if it can still be done. I'm sure that something can be done to go back to the "no spam" days........I'm here, willing and able to assist. Just LMK.

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Post by OBI56 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:13 pm

treitz3 wrote:James, remember when Dave personally allowed all new members to join and without his approval there was no chance for spam?

I'd like to volunteer the time I have to do the same thing if it can still be done. I'm sure that something can be done to go back to the "no spam" days........I'm here, willing and able to assist. Just LMK.

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Tom, if you are willing to go ahead with this, the easiest way to spot these spambots is to look at any Web site lings they try to post and look for those web sites that are known spam. In the past 6 months, there have been only about half a dozen ones that keep coming back and a few new ones that pop up occasionally, so they are easy to spot (WowGold, and PowerConditioning are the 2 most common ones).

Doesn't guarantee that there will never be any spam, but it will sure get the worst ones.
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Post by treitz3 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:02 pm

James, over 30 threads today alone have been affected. Come on man, let those who are able to help...........well, help. :-k

I'm here, willing and able. I'm quite sure that there are others as well. ;)
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Post by OBI56 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:27 pm

treitz3 wrote:James, over 30 threads today alone have been affected. Come on man, let those who are able to help...........well, help. :-k

I'm here, willing and able. I'm quite sure that there are others as well. ;)
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Post by OBI56 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:31 pm

Another potential spammer

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Post by OBI56 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:23 am

Another potential spammer

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2 more potential spammers

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Post by OBI56 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:11 am

Another new one

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Post by OBI56 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:24 pm

Another new one


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Post by OBI56 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:58 am

Yet another new one

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