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  • carntheroos4eva
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    See if you can use the question answer system. Come up with something that a human can answer.

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  • Vtec44
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    Originally posted by biggazillakilla
    I've got that removed, and I've been getting hit.

    Edit: This is funny (in a bad way). I checked the stock indicated in the spam, and it's up 50% in the last five days! Pump and dump, baby!
    It shows people will believe anything on the net LOL

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  • biggazillakilla
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    Originally posted by Sunlight
    your site's been hit by the spammer. I've checked it just now.
    Care to tell me where? I've gone through the forum pretty carefully and haven't seen a single post.

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  • biggazillakilla
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    Originally posted by hotshot
    Yeah, and an easy way for the robot to find you... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...d+by+vbulletin
    I've got that removed, and I've been getting hit.

    Edit: This is funny (in a bad way). I checked the stock indicated in the spam, and it's up 50% in the last five days! Pump and dump, baby!
    Last edited by biggazillakilla; Fri 18 Mar '05, 8:42pm.

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  • Vtec44
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    Originally posted by hotshot
    The IP Address is: 200.73.174.183. The host name is: 183.174.73.200.netizen.com.ar.
    Same dude, he's probably unemployed and sitting at home.

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  • hotshot
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    Originally posted by Scott MacVicar
    I have to state that it is possible to get around the image thing but you DO need a person to type in what the image is. So its probably a bot that does the filling in of the form, presents the image to the user and the user enters the text and the bot continues on spamming.

    Total time is probably 5 seconds for human interaction.
    Yeah, and an easy way for the robot to find you... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...d+by+vbulletin

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  • hotshot
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    I just got hit by a spammer too, , they joined 3-10 and posted a test post and then posted the spam on the 16th.

    The IP Address is: 200.73.174.183. The host name is: 183.174.73.200.netizen.com.ar.


    Hi guys. First time poster long time reader.
    Just wanted to say "Hi"

    On a side note my Hubby is REAL excited about
    this new IPO stock GRDX. They just started trading
    this one like 2 days ago. It's already almost
    doubled in just 2 days! My Husband is really
    excited about this stock. Say's it could make us
    some really BIG money. You guys should check it out.
    Just spreading the wealth
    Go to http://www.otcbb.com
    and check symbol : GRDX you will see how big the
    growth is Let me know what you guys think


    also, appears to be coming from here http://www.whois.sc/hottamlideals.biz
    Last edited by hotshot; Fri 18 Mar '05, 4:58pm.

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  • TwinsForMe
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    I deleted 2 of these from one site and one from another site. They had registered within minutes of each other. I banned the IP and .biz

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  • edshuck
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    I am thinking the thing to do is leave the spammer registered, deny posts to all forums, and then remove the spam that is on the site, post here to let folks know the characteristics,

    See anything wrong with the plan?

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    Originally posted by biggazillakilla
    Just my opinion, Ed, but I think it would be a good idea to edit out some of the details, as posting the entire message helps get the word out for this spammer.

    I don't mean this in the wrong way, of course, but I assume you know that and remember me.
    your site's been hit by the spammer. I've checked it just now.

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    Originally posted by digitalhome
    I'm getting 4 or 5 a day now.

    I only want users from Canada and US so I've put 200.73 in the banned IP. Hope I haven't lost some people!
    I visited your homepage. I noticed your forum was hit by a spammer.
    Did the user have some name with solar in it?? that's all i can remember.

    i see the posts were removed.

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  • sabret00the
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    i had a few .biz's but they were foiled by NTLDR's no url hack for less than XX posts i think

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  • Unmutual
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    I had an Argentinian one yesterday....nuked it immediately.

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  • Alex Apple
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    I have to state that it is possible to get around the image thing but you DO need a person to type in what the image is. So its probably a bot that does the filling in of the form, presents the image to the user and the user enters the text and the bot continues on spamming.
    OK, but as you can see it's irritating a lot of us, is there any plan to develop any extra security measures to stop the onslaught we (and probably you, on these boards) are getting, other than moderate all new users posts which is even more time consuming?

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  • cirisme
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    I had many of the same problems. So I banned the .biz email, turned image verification back on(didn't seem to do much good before) and reinstated a huge list of banned IPs.

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