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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: AKA_Goshawk on January 22, 2015, 04:52:54 pm

Title: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Goshawk on January 22, 2015, 04:52:54 pm
I've had about 1000 spam attacks trying to register in the forum. So far, other than the first A.H. that got by, I've just been able to refuse acceptance to them. I have tried to load the checker thing that generates a code to enter but have not been successful at getting it to work properly. If anyone has some more ideas, I'd appreciate them.

Gos
Title: Re: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Ramstein on January 22, 2015, 10:46:59 pm
I would need to go the forum host pages, and see the scripts they offer.. maybe they have some extras we can setup... if you go to their scripts, look and see what they have ready for quick easy install... they are usually packaged for the clients they rent the server space to, like us... and you just run an easy install... you could have a completely closed registration... since we don't need it to be open anyways..
Title: Re: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Goshawk on January 24, 2015, 06:51:52 am
76 more attempts this morning. Sheesh!
I'll check out closing the registration for a while. Hopefully, if we need to add someone  we can do it manually.

Gos
Title: Re: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Taipan on January 24, 2015, 07:13:17 am
Good idea Gos.
Let's take it out.
Title: Re: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Relent on January 24, 2015, 11:48:28 am
Does the registration process include showing an image where the user has to type in the letters and/or numbers the image displays?  This seems to be the best method to foil the registration bots.

S! Rel

Edit -  oops I just reread your post... I would seek help from the site host to get that image/code verification thing to work.
Title: Re: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Goshawk on January 24, 2015, 12:58:11 pm
Yeah, I tried to find a link or contact number for that but no luck yet.
Title: Re: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Goshawk on January 30, 2015, 07:17:23 am
Up to over 3000 spam attempts. I'm going to change my email address in the forum settings to see if maybe it's a problem with my email account.
Crossing fingers here!

Gos
Title: Re: Spam attempt attacks
Post by: AKA_Ramstein on January 30, 2015, 02:45:44 pm
gods I don't have the info, but remember the hosting site has a bunch of scripts..         get together with me or someone else who know how. it's pretty easy, just pick the available script, run it and it to the your website.. so, sign into (Go Daddy? whois the host ?) look to see what they offer in your package.. if they don't have to then grab the script from an outside source... then we can have image verification, or something..