Spam attack?

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Spam attack?

Postby iPlayer » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:44 pm

I mean, there were 1-2 new registered members a day at best, today there're about 20, all with 0 posts, weird names etc...

EDIT: They're posting links on their profiles
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Postby Ayuto » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:15 pm

Yeah, I noticed that as well. I'm going to ban them soon.
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Postby stonedegg » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:40 am

Could you add this captcha, it's the safest there is: https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=257294
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Postby satoon101 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:45 pm

We were using KeyCaptcha when this spam attack started. We moved to using something else, and it has slowed the spam attack down some, though it obviously is still happening. We have a few plans in the works that will cause a lot of changes around here, soon. Hopefully you will see those within the next few weeks.
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Postby iPlayer » Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:59 pm

Plugin manager confirmed?

I remember when I had spam on my forums, I went with security through obscurity - installed a board plugin which changed fields ID's and names on registration page.
E.g.

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<input type="text" name="username" ... 

became

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<input type="text" name="field1" ... 

and to confuse the bots, it also added fake non-working fileds like

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<input type="hidden" name="username" ... 


The problem was solved.
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