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  • Mrs Take 2
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    I'm still not sure why my email verification is not working even though it is turned on. I even have members telling me they don't get an email when they get pm's or when they are subscribed to a thread.

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  • Vtec44
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    So far so good on my end ever since I upgraded to 3.7. I used to get like 10+ spams a day, now I haven't gotten one for like a month.

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  • steven s
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    Originally posted by Sparky-s View Post
    Got a new one today

    There is a new user, 0523jk

    Email Address : [email protected]
    Birthday : January 1, 1980
    Referrer: N/A
    IP Address: 218.240.13.108

    How you heard about us? : 1
    My board also.
    same ip 218.240.13.108
    May 24, 2008 at 4:28

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  • hbr
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    This surely happens with other boards, too.

    I have no doubt that the Jelsoft-staff will find the way how this happens and then will bring this to a stop.

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  • neal007
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    It's only happening on vBulletin is it not? I haven't seen this on other boards I have friends with. I never had this happen until 3.7. I am blocking China IP ranges at my firewall. People without a firewall may want to use vBulletin's censorship options as an alternative.

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  • hbr
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    There is even spam here:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=272964

    I'd bet a fortune this 'user' came from .cn

    It's time to get some countermeasures going...

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  • JasonWilliams
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    Originally posted by CareyCrew View Post
    They are walking right past all the captcha systems I have tried so far.

    Anyway, there is an image mod from v3** that is available and working on v3.7, I am trying that out now and it is called BEFORE the registration fields so it acts as an extra layer.

    Users are required to click the appropriate image to be able to proceed to the registration fields.

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...48#post1529848

    I have increased the default number of images displayed from 4 to 8.

    There are instructions in the thread to do this and Jason the coder is looking at makinga new version with ACP controls in the future.
    Hey guys, I am working on this as we speak, just waiting for a little help from the guys over @ vb.org, but in the meantime, the mod for 3.6.x does work on 3.7 - it has been tested and I have tested it myself, there is a little guide on how to increase the number of images, it's worth doing until I'm able to release the official 3.7 version.

    HTH

    Jason

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  • Mrs Take 2
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    I am having the same spam people sign up as well. I have recaptua and email verification turned on but when I registered as a test user I never got the email verification. I'm not sure why the email verification is not working if it is enabled.

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  • neal007
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    I'm having fun with this mess too since upgrading to vB 3.7! Using recaptcha, require birthday, require profile fields, etc. It also "seems" as if the flood posting time limit is being bypassed, I don't know how they shotgun so many posts in such short time with a 30 second flood check! I think someone at vB needs to re-evaluate some of these security issues OR figure out how these china attackers are exploiting vB 3.7.

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  • Sparky-s
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    Got a new one today

    There is a new user, 0523jk

    Email Address : [email protected]
    Birthday : January 1, 1980
    Referrer: N/A
    IP Address: 218.240.13.108

    How you heard about us? : 1

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  • AdrianH
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    Another tool for anyone interested is a huge list of spammers email addresses maintained by my old friend ForumNut at http://forumnutsandbolts.freeforums.org/portal.php mainly phpbb2 stuff there but he keeps up this list which can be used as a blocklist .

    The thread is located here.....
    http://forumnutsandbolts.freeforums....28-08-t34.html
    ( Registration is required)

    He gets hate mail from the spammers along with expletives and threats but the list keeps growing

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  • AdrianH
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    They are walking right past all the captcha systems I have tried so far.

    Anyway, there is an image mod from v3** that is available and working on v3.7, I am trying that out now and it is called BEFORE the registration fields so it acts as an extra layer.

    Users are required to click the appropriate image to be able to proceed to the registration fields.

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...48#post1529848

    I have increased the default number of images displayed from 4 to 8.

    There are instructions in the thread to do this and Jason the coder is looking at makinga new version with ACP controls in the future.

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  • Hooligun
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    I got atleast 15 spammers this week. I never had spam before on the board, since vb3.7 these problems apear. First i had normal auth, now i got recaptcha and here they are again. While i had no spam on 3.6.8 or later.. But since vb3.7 spam spam spam all over. I hope this gets fixed, cause this starts to be anoying.

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  • hbr
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    Originally posted by renep View Post
    I don't understand your point What's so special about these log entries?
    They prove that this is an automated action, not done by a person with a browser.
    Probably they will help to have this issue fixed or at least make it more difficult.

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  • renep
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    Originally posted by hbr View Post
    I had a look at the serverlogs.
    I don't understand your point What's so special about these log entries?

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