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  • Potential Hacker/Spammers?

    In the last week I got three new people signed up - all with a .biz email, 2 with the same or similar food name (eg, at least two used a '1' in all the profile boxes. One email name included profanity (which was in my banned words list but wasnt caught).

    Unregistered/Awaiting email confirmation can only view boards, read threads and search. Version 2.3.4

    My question is, what are these people trying to do, or did they already do something? I deleted them tonight (they never posted). Is there anything else I can do to protect the site? Im just about to upgrade to newest version of the software.

    ~ consciousness changes everything ~

  • #2
    There are known security issues with vBulletin versions older then 2.3.6 - so perhaps they are exploiting that. I suggest to turn on image verification and upgrade to 2.3.6.


    • #3
      Thanks, its turned on, but I'll check with my host to see if GD is enabled. I always wondered what benefit image verivification offers, now I
      ~ consciousness changes everything ~


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