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Author Topic: Attn Admins  (Read 816 times)
retired1af
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« on: October 29, 2011, 05:54:01 am »

Can we get this mod installed?

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=279621.0

Seems the spammers are getting out of hand again.
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retired1af
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 06:13:32 am »

Looks like they had a field day over the night time hours. We really do need something to slow the cretins down.
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pierce.jason
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 10:59:54 am »

Sounds like a pretty good addition to try in the fight against the spammers. Great find 1AF!
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pierce.jason
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 02:41:02 pm »

In addition to the stopforumspam mod that 1af mentioned, I've recently ran across another similar database/mod. I had been monitoring the user of this post and on an off chance googled his email.

Turns out he is a recgonized and registered bot with the BotScout project. I'm guessing the account is registered here as a sleeper bot.

There's a few different ways that BotScout can be used, and they do have an SMF plugin. BotScout can be used at registration time to automatically block known offenders, or it can traverse over a list of existing users to detect bots that have previously registered.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 04:16:21 pm »

I banned the account in question, but left it in place in case the info could be used for forensics.
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