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Author Topic: Spamming in the Vector Linux forums????????????  (Read 841 times)

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Spamming in the Vector Linux forums????????????
« on: March 21, 2012, 05:41:55 pm »

I have noticed within the past day or two that there have been a whole lot of similar postings by someone identifying  themselves as "TeefElove", and the postings all seem to say something like"

 "Drop in on us at times to obtain more information and facts regarding By us contemporary to come by more knowledge and facts at all events nauka jazdy warszawa"

Could someone be trying to send out spam, or worse.. - A VIRUS?????????
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nightflier

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Re: Spamming in the Vector Linux forums????????????
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 06:47:15 pm »

It's probably an automated script. We keep fighting those things, but I don't think you have to worry about any virus infection.
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RJARRRPCGP

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Re: Spamming in the Vector Linux forums????????????
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 12:41:42 pm »

The Nexus message board, at mixsig.net/nexus, (phpBB3) gets spam like that and it's getting worse. :(

It gets more spam than new legit members! O_O
« Last Edit: March 23, 2012, 12:46:08 pm by RJARRRPCGP »
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newt

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Re: Spamming in the Vector Linux forums????????????
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 12:50:40 pm »

I've always liked the human test questions during registration for minimizing bots/non-humans. It's a simple question that nearly everyone should be able to answer and helps to whittle out the bots/scripts/etc from registering. I don't know if it's really needed for this forum but can be helpful if you're constantly battling bot registrations.

E.g.) What's bigger, a mouse or an elephant?
E.g.) What color is the sky during the daytime?
E.g.) What animal makes the sound 'meow'?
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MikeCindi

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Re: Spamming in the Vector Linux forums????????????
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 01:43:13 pm »

The spamming here is not as bad as it used to be.  I do like newt's suggestion.  A couple of questions my further reduce this issue but shouldn't deter legit registration.
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Herpy

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Re: Spamming in the Vector Linux forums????????????
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 10:29:12 am »

I like the question thing too, been seeing some spambots spamming porn websites.
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