WEB Spam signups

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  1. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Active Member

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    How does everybody combat these? Granted I don't get a zillion a day, but 5-6 every day is annoying. Fortunally they were all coming from the same IP, so I had a lil' fun with them :)

    I'm presuming most of you do a captcha to stop this eh?
     
  2. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    depending on the application.
    For most instances spambots dont bother one-off websites as they have to write a script for it.
    If your site is based on popular applications, wordpress, vb, phpbb2 etc, there are scripts out there to build in measures to avoid them.

    I had a phpbb2 site that was sitting on an old domain that i was going to develop. It sat for 2 years, unpatched, no security just plain old phpbb2.
    Needless to say it was getting raped by the second from spam bots. My ISP actually sent me a note on the size of the database and resources being used by it LOL.
     
  3. crazybenf

    crazybenf Active Member

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    if it's a forum, the easiest way is to modify your signup form.


    add a text box that is in a hidden div.. if it's filled out, it's spam. reject.


    captchas help, but they only slow down the noobs.
     
  4. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Active Member

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    Yeah, this really isn't a public thing, just something to host pictures for myself and friends/family. This chinese ip kept trying to setup accounts over and over, i just ended up IP banning it, and then changing the 'banning' feature so when his IP comes to the site, he gets rickroll'd over and over.
     
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    Fuck.

    That's hardcore.
     
  6. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    :werd:
    he doesnt fuck around.
     
  7. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Active Member

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    When I realized the default message was 'You have been banned from using this website', I thought that was ghey. It had to be brutal and annoying, which if he keeps trying 6 logins within 20 seconds, I don't think poor IE can handle all suprises, nor his processor.
     

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