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  • Originally posted by JulianD
    I'm member of a board running 2.3.0 with the image verification activated and the board is being flooded by the bot...
    In order for the image verification system to work, "GD" must be enabled on your server. Fine. So what the heck does GD stand for? Then I'll go check.

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    • I got hit by two of them today...
      Dutch vBullletin users social group!

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      • I got 4 registered today.

        pinky18
        gillbill2002
        qwerty179
        hotgin20 is an old timer on my forum but is a bot
        mzorrilla is, I think a member of the group. There seems to be a failure in the eMail confirmation.

        But rather than mess with them, I have denied access to each forum while leaving them on the board.

        When this is over, I want to talk about a long term solution to this porn stuff.
        Ed Shuck
        noevalley.com

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        • They registered at justlinux.com too
          Running vB since 4-14-2002

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          • Originally posted by rick barclay
            netname: ENS-LYON
            e-mail: [email protected]
            nic-hdl: JLM82
            mnt-by: RENATER-MNT
            changed: [email protected] 19950404
            changed: [email protected] 20000809
            source: RIPE
            This IP address "pingouin.ens-lyon.fr" has been attacking my site all morning, look like the same person as you had. Luckily they can't register but still shows up in the "who's online" trying to reply to threads.

            Looks like this whole bot thing died out for a short while and now it's coming back.


            Mike

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            • hehehe hope this works

              I just sent them all a bill
              I rewrote my Account rules to say that unautherised advertising would be charged at £50 per advert.Advertised website Will be liable.
              Click agree

              Shame botz cant read
              Dunno if i can get away with it but its a laugh

              UKcultivator.biz got hit with pinky, pinky 18, pinky_40,[email protected] and gillbill2002
              Left me with a forum full of stoned people with hardons.

              Oh well if this works i will let you know

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              • I just scrolled thorugh this thread, so excuse me if I missed this:

                Did anyone notice if your censored words were changed? All of our censored words were changed -- and I am the only one who administers the board, and I would've NEVER put them in there!

                The words were Administrator, Leader, vbulletin, moderator

                There was one more too, but I can not remember what it was. I hate these spammers...
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                • Those censored words are for custom titles... and they are there by default once you install vBulletin.

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                  • Hi

                    Did anyone save the advertized porn site(s) url
                    ?

                    I need one to illiustrate what to do about these pests.

                    thanks
                    Ed Shuck
                    noevalley.com

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                    • Originally posted by rick barclay
                      In order for the image verification system to work, "GD" must be enabled on your server. Fine. So what the heck does GD stand for? Then I'll go check.
                      I checked my vbulleten options and image verification is enabled but apparently I don't have GD on my server cause I registered a test user from a different computer this morning and didn't see the image. Anyone care to elaborate on this 'GD'

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                      • Originally posted by rick barclay
                        Please excuse my ignorance. I'm running vB 2.3.0, but I'm unaware of any image verification system. Could you elaborate? Thanks.
                        It's a new option in the Admin CP. You need to choose which HD version your server is running and enable Image Verification in the registration settings. Then if your server has PHP compiled with GD support, you have uploaded all the 2.3.0 fuiles and you have reverted the registeradult template. then this will work.
                        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                        • You read my mind

                          Unfortunately, my host doesn't have a gateway login link on their home page so I'll have to wait till this evening to see what version they have....... if any

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                          • Originally posted by edshuck
                            I got 4 registered today.

                            pinky18
                            gillbill2002
                            qwerty179
                            hotgin20 is an old timer on my forum but is a bot
                            mzorrilla is, I think a member of the group. There seems to be a failure in the eMail confirmation.

                            But rather than mess with them, I have denied access to each forum while leaving them on the board.

                            When this is over, I want to talk about a long term solution to this porn stuff.
                            Same three here.
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                            • Originally posted by SVTBlackLight01
                              Same three here.
                              As Steve as posted earlier upgrade to 2.3.0 with the Image verification system and it should prevent spam bots signing up.

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                              • Originally posted by poolking
                                As Steve as posted earlier upgrade to 2.3.0 with the Image verification system and it should prevent spam bots signing up.
                                Over at a site I super-mod, the three were signed up. We upgraded to 2.3.0 about two weeks ago...I sent an e-mail to the server admin asking to compile in GD if it wasn't already....

                                So, I'm not sure if the GD library was out this morning when the accounts signed up

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