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Offline FROG

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Bot attacks
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:56:18 PM »
The site as been victim of a lot of bot spam lately.  I've banned more bots in the past two weeks than I have in the previous year.  For that matter, I'll have to install new security features on our forum.

However, these measures will only affect new subscribers when they create their account.  More questions will be asked to determine if a bot or a human is trying to create an account.  For example, you'll need to check a box if you're human ;).

Furthermore, these security ad-dons will reduce the IP ranges I need to ban.  Hopefully, I will no longer need to ban via IP range, so the risk of blocking a real member will be nil.

Thanks for your eternal patience.  It's good we have game servers to keep you occupied ;)
  

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Bot attacks
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:56:18 PM »

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Re: Bot attacks
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 02:18:02 PM »
Right! Few sites use a number/digit (with 4 to 6) to enter for to valide the inscriptions or a doubble words to write on the check box...
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Re: Bot attacks
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 05:38:03 PM »
In the forum registration, the new security feature is paying off. No bots have been able to register on our site! yeah!

To view this feature, you can logout, and try a search. You'll see that bots are too dumb to assemble a puzzle. :) :) :)

While we talk about bots, here's one that was going through our downloads.


I've blocked this IP range: 180.76.5.*

If some of you, by any chances, see something irrigular, please take a screen shot, and send it to me.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Bot attacks
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 06:53:17 PM »
I think the check box should say "check if your NOT human" Every one else using check if your human.

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Re: Bot attacks
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 09:21:04 PM »
I think the check box should say "check if your NOT human" Every one else using check if your human.

This mod is available, but will only be used if we encounter more problems.
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Anti-Bot: Are You Human/Bot?
A simple anti-bot registration check that requires registering users to confirm that they are HUMAN.
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=999


The only thing bots can do, is browse the forum pages, those that can be seen by guests.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2011, 09:24:13 PM by FROG »
  

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Re: Bot attacks
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 06:36:11 AM »
I think the check box should say "check if your NOT human" Every one else using check if your human.
This mod is available, but will only be used if we encounter more problems.

You should be carefull with that.
Like i said to my brother and ruud yesterday:
There are still morons and idiots on this earth.
Even though it looks obvious, pple might think its a trick question or something and check it.


 

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