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SPAM Bots issue possibly rectified

Postby Mike » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:46 pm

I finally got around to dedicate enough time on the SPAM bots that have hit the forums for quite a while now. What SPAM Bots do is automatically subscribe and post spam. These bots have gotten smart and evolve to get around a whole variety of security measures they target. For a period of time I was manually trying to validate every new registration and that got out of hand. So I've implemented a simple question/answer part of the registration that so far is properly detecting non-humans.

So far it has totally eliminated spam bots from registering. I know it sounds all technical but basically it is good news.
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Re: SPAM Bots issue possibly rectified

Postby bonovox66 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:05 pm

Mike wrote:I finally got around to dedicate enough time on the SPAM bots that have hit the forums for quite a while now. What SPAM Bots do is automatically subscribe and post spam. These bots have gotten smart and evolve to get around a whole variety of security measures they target. For a period of time I was manually trying to validate every new registration and that got out of hand. So I've implemented a simple question/answer part of the registration that so far is properly detecting non-humans.

So far it has totally eliminated spam bots from registering. I know it sounds all technical but basically it is good news.


But Mike... How else am I going to find out about curing erectile dysfunction and where to get free porn??? I mean you can't find that information just anywhere on the internet :lol:
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Re: SPAM Bots issue possibly rectified

Postby chris » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:43 pm

hey mike, i don't know who this bono fellow thinks he is...but i'm pretty sure another one of those nonhumans got thru. you might want to keep a special eye on that one. seems fishy.

oh wait...free porn? have a seat right here my friend. can i get you a beverage?
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