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  • [Forum] Lots of spam new users registering every day

    I'm new to vBulletin, but a heavy user for other forum system that still working on few of my other sites.
    I just installed vBulletin in two of my sites last couple months and I enable the Captcha in both of then for registration, but still I'm receiving hundred of new registers every week that all are spammers.
    I don't believe that they are typing the captcha code for every single registration, so it makes me think that there is a flow or a way to register from a back door.
    I'm using version4.10 beta 2 in a linux environment.
    How can I prevent it to happen?
    Note that I do not have that issue on the other (competition) forum.

    Thank you

  • #2
    add an extra question during registration and/or add a random question
    http://sulasno.bravehost.com/android.png

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    • #3
      I use the following StopForumSpam mod and am very happy with the results

      http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=stopforumspam

      This is what it has stopped today

      2010-12-28 07:58:07 95.133.62.40 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 07:32:18 122.172.165.111 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 06:17:11 94.190.47.224 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged ip - 94.190.47.224 - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 05:53:40 94.181.136.98 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 05:40:45 46.109.87.15 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 05:06:59 94.190.47.108 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 04:55:45 95.134.81.230 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 02:25:51 77.40.69.191 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 02:23:53 93.84.179.174 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 01:20:09 178.95.11.27 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 01:10:15 80.233.196.71 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 00:59:27 188.143.232.29 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 00:24:41 78.106.194.180 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 00:05:14 46.148.60.77 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged ip - 46.148.60.77 - Spammer Found and rejected.
      2010-12-28 00:00:59 91.204.128.7 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by EHM View Post
        I don't believe that they are typing the captcha code for every single registration, so it makes me think that there is a flow or a way to register from a back door.
        Do not use captcha.
        Human Verification Manager > Question & Answer Verification


        vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beishe8 View Post
          Do not use captcha.
          Human Verification Manager > Question & Answer Verification
          yeah, I agree ... the best solution.

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