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Forum Spam? Here's how to stop it

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Joined: 28 May 2004
Posts: 297

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:13 pm    Post subject: Forum Spam? Here's how to stop it Reply with quote

Re-posted from a previous thread:

Sure, basically what it is is this.

A particular spammer (we know who he is, actually its a small group of people) developed a software tool to 'spam' phpBB (and other popular forum) boards. They have circumvented the protections, so it is totally automated.

Since virtually all phpBB boards are identical (or whichever board you use), all you need to do is "add" an extra field in your registration field, like a "password" question. I.e., say "Please type in the word 'Hello'!". If it is incorrect, you simply don't register them.

Since the tool is totally automated, they will not notice that 'new' request you put in doesn't work, and hence no more spam for you. We haven't had any the last couple days since we did that (go to sign up on our page, and you will see -- the extra question right below the image verification).

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Joined: 14 Jul 2006
Posts: 12
Location: Switzerland

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another way would be to change the default fonts in the captchas... most boards can quite easily do that... for some boards you just have to upload some TTF into a certain folder... going a few steps ahead would be uploading like 30-40 TTFs and have it randomized...
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Joined: 09 Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:00 am    Post subject: Answer my mail, dammit! Reply with quote

I've asked for a damned registration code that works at least five times now. Can you answer my question please?

My money was taken without any glitches whatsoever, but the software is crap without a registration code. Where is the support?

You will understand that under these circumstances, it isn't hard to conclude that this is a fraudulent outfit. Please prove me wrong by answering!!!

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Joined: 31 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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