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Postby Max Headroom » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 4:58 pm

Gee whiz, right on cue. :shock:

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 4:59 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:And Nak, x9200 & myself will take care of the rest. :wink:


Dammit; that spammer from Fujian is starting to get really annoying.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 8:34 pm

Call me Mr Suspicious (I've been called far worse), but I get the feeling that a person or persons unknown from A.N.Other board may have called on their Chinese spammer friends to try and disrupt our activities here.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 8:39 pm

I've just deleted rought 30 posts in the past hour from the same bunch in China all with 4 or 5 posts each. :mad:

We're shouldn't but I'm starting to selective block some IP address from China.

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Postby Pal » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 9:08 pm

I have amended the registration form.

It should stop the bots from registering now.

Let's monitor.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 9:48 pm

Whew! Thanks Pal. I mean they were coming hot and heavy for a while there! :o

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Postby Pal » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:01 pm

Sorry for the trouble, I inserted some javascript on the registration form and thought it was enough to stop the auto registration by bot.

I was wrong and end up deleting more than 700+ bot accounts.

The previous "Registration Failed" script was re-enabled.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:25 pm

I was wondering how the floodgates got opened! :lol:

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Postby Pal » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 10:46 am

Anyone has any idea what happened to them?
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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:28 am

Some parts of the site are still up; looks like only the home page and message board are out to lunch. No idea about the reason obviously, but possible candidates would be apathy, incompetence, hackers, a knock on the door, etc...
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Postby nakatago » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:42 am

Pal wrote:Sorry for the trouble, I inserted some javascript on the registration form and thought it was enough to stop the auto registration by bot.

I was wrong and end up deleting more than 700+ bot accounts.

The previous "Registration Failed" script was re-enabled.


Thank goodness; some of the bots didn't even show up in the 'active users' list and re-registered as soon as a I banned one.

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Postby Pal » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:17 pm

nakatago wrote:
Pal wrote:Sorry for the trouble, I inserted some javascript on the registration form and thought it was enough to stop the auto registration by bot.

I was wrong and end up deleting more than 700+ bot accounts.

The previous "Registration Failed" script was re-enabled.


Thank goodness; some of the bots didn't even show up in the 'active users' list and re-registered as soon as a I banned one.


These are automated scripts programmed to register in forum, activates the account, then starts spamming.
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Postby nakatago » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:50 pm

Pal wrote:
nakatago wrote:
Pal wrote:Sorry for the trouble, I inserted some javascript on the registration form and thought it was enough to stop the auto registration by bot.

I was wrong and end up deleting more than 700+ bot accounts.

The previous "Registration Failed" script was re-enabled.


Thank goodness; some of the bots didn't even show up in the 'active users' list and re-registered as soon as a I banned one.


These are automated scripts programmed to register in forum, activates the account, then starts spamming.


But surely bots or not, they will still appear as online. I find it peculiar that I've only seen one spambot on the active users list!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 31 Aug 2013 2:55 pm

I've just deleted a brace of them again. Same format but instead of using England as their current location, they are using Germany but the IP still are from China and the structure is the same.

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Postby Max Headroom » Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:33 am

I think at this point it's safe to say R.I.P. A.B.


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