#207715 by svenn
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:51 pm
Considering the traffic, this board draws close to no spambots, the "popular reg questions" have been "manually broken" some spambot created a database of questions, and since there are allot popular questions/google-able questions this method is "broken". (although some are broken using human answering, low-payed-jobs)

The last board I cleaned had over 150 registrations/12h using dutch language questions, we ended up adding a few mods/hacks and that solves it, pretty clean :) I'm against humans having to do the clean-up, cause there will be a time bots are so close humans can't predict if its bots or humans. WP does a great job filtering, to bad phpBB blaims their users for spam.

hgoel0974 wrote:And I thought there was a new Moderator :lol:
Mod and Moderator are two terms that always mix me up!


There also called Hacks, but that would mess up even more people :D "new Antispam hack", wut ? can it run ISO's ? :P
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#207778 by NNNRT
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:37 pm
hgoel0974 wrote:And I thought there was a new Moderator :lol:
Mod and Moderator are two terms that always mix me up!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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When I first came to this forum, I couldn't find any spambots, or maybe I didn't know about them. But lately the past week, I see them increasing. It's good to have a plugin like that.
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#207886 by Disturbed0ne
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:59 am
svenn wrote:Considering the traffic, this board draws close to no spambots, the "popular reg questions" have been "manually broken" some spambot created a database of questions, and since there are allot popular questions/google-able questions this method is "broken". (although some are broken using human answering, low-payed-jobs)

The last board I cleaned had over 150 registrations/12h using dutch language questions, we ended up adding a few mods/hacks and that solves it, pretty clean :) I'm against humans having to do the clean-up, cause there will be a time bots are so close humans can't predict if its bots or humans.


We've had over 17,000 spambots/spammers register for this site in the last three months... Be it a bot or an actual person, they get all get banned, we don't tolerate spam here.
#207887 by wololo
Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:02 am
svenn wrote: WP does a great job filtering, to bad phpBB blaims their users for spam.

QFT.
It baffles me that phpBB does not have integrated Aksimet support, which is what Wordpress has, and I have NO spam on the blog despite it not requiring any form of registration or captcha to post. Clearly, Akismet works (and that's what we added with this mod)
#208334 by svenn
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:19 am
Disturbed0ne wrote:We've had over 17,000 spambots/spammers register for this site in the last three months... Be it a bot or an actual person, they get all get banned, we don't tolerate spam here.

Banning is not working, you are fighting an infinite loop, most bots are like viruses, they pass your system and inject there load. After that there is nothing to do for the body expect clean up. But the infection remains. I had great experiences with this mod : https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... ha_plugin/ , due to the effect of bots not beeing able to drag-and-drop and parse information, but again its only a mather of time.

But Aksimet is very good, it protects WP very well, I believe due to the high amount of data they get, the can actively filter out spammers based on content, ip, usernames. Its no rocket science. phpBB should have adapted the technology long ago, they are still stuck in denial.

Great job ;)
#208426 by Disturbed0ne
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:24 pm
It works great for bots but we've also had a ton of actual people registering accounts to spam.

We're working on ways of preventing them from registering as well.
#208527 by hgoel0974
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:40 pm
Maybe a limit on where you can post? or a certain number of posts per day, until maybe a month?
Such measures would surely slow the spammers.
#208658 by svenn
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:00 am
Disturbed0ne wrote:It works great for bots but we've also had a ton of actual people registering accounts to spam.
We're working on ways of preventing them from registering as well.


You can't stop people from spamming. :) I could start spamming right now :)

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