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 Post subject: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:37 am 
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Seems to have been a bit of a bot incursion the last few days. Anything the general readers here can do to help?

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:18 am 
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It's not just here. My forum was getting flooded to point where I have shut down user registrations and removed to ability to post as a guest.

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:28 am 
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In the short term, if you need any more moderators just to target the spambot accounts and ban them, I'm happy to volunteer. I'm sitting at my PC most of the day (Network Engineer...)

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:29 am 
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I see we are now getting different languages, so I can't even find there odd grammar and juxtaposition of things they are trying to sell amusing

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:00 pm 
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howlinggriffon wrote:
In the short term, if you need any more moderators just to target the spambot accounts and ban them, I'm happy to volunteer. I'm sitting at my PC most of the day (Network Engineer...)


Ditto.

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:12 pm 
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Vanguard wrote:
howlinggriffon wrote:
In the short term, if you need any more moderators just to target the spambot accounts and ban them, I'm happy to volunteer. I'm sitting at my PC most of the day (Network Engineer...)


Ditto.

Yep, me too. It would stop me being so bored at work ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:22 pm 
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I can't even find there odd grammar


Intentional? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:52 pm 
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normal service can resume for a while... Admins are looking at security

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:01 pm 
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I'm hoping that I've finally managed to clear them all out of the system (only 100+). Not sure what the issue is, as the security settings haven't changed, but if there's another influx of spam then we'll have to change to admin authorising new accounts.

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Darkson wrote:
I'm hoping that I've finally managed to clear them all out of the system (only 100+). Not sure what the issue is, as the security settings haven't changed, but if there's another influx of spam then we'll have to change to admin authorising new accounts.

On my forum there were some 30+ new spam account created daily during the weekend. As you have also experienced, the security settings were not changed for my forum either, so I actually did change it so that I have to authorize new accounts. I also added a lot of domains to the ban-list for e-mails, which seems to have slowed down the pace of the spammers; so far I've "only" had 7 today, all from gmail accounts.


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We had this about a year ago. I'd get 20-30 spam accounts a day popping up, and no captcha plugin I tried helped. In the end I went to blood bowl themed security questions for account registrations and every user's first post requiring mod approval. Its done the trick nicely - we've not had a spam registration since.

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:30 pm 
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Arrrrgh the spam is inside the wire *DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA !

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 Post subject: Re: Time to beef up security?
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when we see spam pop up like we had, would you like us to flag every item, or one in every thread, or one post by the user?

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