Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Spammers Getting Around Image Verification

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

  • ShadyNight
    replied
    MANY forums are getting this today.

    I turned on ReCaptcha and moderate users (as did one other forum) and the registrations and spam have stopped.

    Good thing too, my right mouse finger was getting sore.

    Leave a comment:


  • RobAC
    replied
    Originally posted by HobbiesPR View Post
    Over 30 SPAMMERS has registered today. much of them from .ru .md
    3 or 4 posted sex SPAM, banned right away.

    Also banned this ip's
    89.208.*
    92.243.166.*
    Same here, however, most of mine are coming in with gmail or hotmail email accounts.

    Leave a comment:


  • Steve Machol
    replied
    Post #2.

    Leave a comment:


  • cbtrussell
    replied
    One of our clients went from 0 to 150 spammer registrations today. Somebody figured something out.

    Leave a comment:


  • jcline
    replied
    same here... getting smacked by porn and ads.

    Leave a comment:


  • HobbiesPR
    replied
    Over 30 SPAMMERS has registered today. much of them from .ru .md
    3 or 4 posted sex SPAM, banned right away.

    Also banned this ip's
    89.208.*
    92.243.166.*
    Last edited by HobbiesPR; Wed 1 Oct '08, 10:18am.

    Leave a comment:


  • RobAC
    replied
    Originally posted by Lt. Dan View Post
    Well, they've got plenty of time on their hands then. I've had 20-30 spammers show up on 5 of my forums in the last 12 hours. Its obvious that they finally found a way around the image verification because I haven't had a single spammer who managed to register since 3.7.x came out until today.
    Same here!!!!!!!!!!

    Leave a comment:


  • natbaines
    replied
    I also have had the exact same problem today, ive had no spammers with 3.7.x until now.

    Leave a comment:


  • jccrash
    replied


    They broke my shut out.


    Spambot war.

    Leave a comment:


  • Lt. Dan
    replied
    Well, they've got plenty of time on their hands then. I've had 20-30 spammers show up on 5 of my forums in the last 12 hours. Its obvious that they finally found a way around the image verification because I haven't had a single spammer who managed to register since 3.7.x came out until today.

    Leave a comment:


  • Steve Machol
    replied
    Verification does not stop human spammers from registering then turning over the posting to a bot.

    Please see this: How to Reduce Spam and Registration Bots

    Leave a comment:


  • RobAC
    started a topic Spammers Getting Around Image Verification

    Spammers Getting Around Image Verification

    All of a sudden, my two forum sites are getting slammed with spammers that are registering from different IPs and email addresses.

    There is literally no effective way to prevent this and they are some how getting around the image verification. I've tried using both GD2 and ImageMagick but nothing seems to work.

    What can I do?
widgetinstance 262 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.
Working...
X