Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Porn Spammer hit my forum

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • That same guy hit my forums. My guess is it is a bot, though i dont know how they got around my IP bans, i even banned them via .htaccess and they still got through...

    Comment


    • my forum got hit today, luckily I caught his first post while he was working on the 2ncd one, here is the info for anyone that wants to add it to their block banned list:

      216.68.43.63 | linkistheman | [email protected]

      Comment


      • I'd take this as a compliment.

        someone see's your board as popular and good enough to bother setting up a bot to attack it.

        Comment


        • Originally posted by nebby
          I'd take this as a compliment.

          someone see's your board as popular and good enough to bother setting up a bot to attack it.
          It doesn't work like that, someone won't create a bot just to target 1 board.

          They'll target 100s of boards.

          They're not bothered whether a board is large and/or popular, they just want as much publicity for their site as possible.

          It isn't a compliment when you set a board up to for example a PG-13 audience and a porn bot posts, it can ruin all your work because some member's parents can be very protective and you can say goodbye to members.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by nebby
            I'd take this as a compliment.

            someone see's your board as popular and good enough to bother setting up a bot to attack it.
            So let's say a hacker decides to hack your board, delete your database, and put up a redirect to a porn site with multiple popups that respawn infinitely.

            Would you take that as a compliment, then?
            :)

            Comment


            • Yes i would, actually ^_~

              it'd also make me upgrade security, and as for deleting everything, i make regular backups anyway

              Comment


              • And what if you didn't have backups?
                :)

                Comment


                • Then I'd be pissed off, but still quite proud.


                  Anyway, We're talking about non-harmful porn spammers, not hackers.

                  Comment


                  • I suppose that you're proud to receive spam also? Why don't you post your email address here so the bots pick it up?

                    Comment


                    • Well I didnt find any amusement in at all and im glad I caught him while he was working on his 2cnd post.

                      Comment


                      • hmm... it's a yahoo email this time... and it isn't merely a random string of numbers and letters as the username.

                        The machines are getting smarter.
                        :)

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by nebby
                          Then I'd be pissed off, but still quite proud.


                          Anyway, We're talking about non-harmful porn spammers, not hackers.
                          non-harmful porn spammers!! Did you read my reply, or did you just skim through?

                          Comment


                          • Well i do try my hardest to be ignorant.


                            (i only read the first few posts, and i meant non-harmful as in not bringing the site down, if you weren't in the first few posts then i didn't read you post)

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by nebby
                              Well i do try my hardest to be ignorant.


                              (i only read the first few posts, and i meant non-harmful as in not bringing the site down, if you weren't in the first few posts then i didn't read you post)
                              you can still cause harm without bringing a site down. Once people get an opinion of a site it is very difficult to change that opinion.

                              Comment


                              • Tru dat.


                                you have a point.

                                Comment

                                widgetinstance 262 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
                                Working...
                                X