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Author Topic: We are under attack! - Any ideas to stop the spam?  (Read 3166 times)
FrozetaShintoriFan
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« on: December 16, 2014, 06:17:57 AM »

Hello there.

As you can see, we're being attacked by spam bots.

I'm afraid that they're not just bots, but people being paid to create the accounts (since they beat the anti-bot measures). Those accounts are then used by bots to spam us.

So... We're hearing any ideas you can give us to stop the spam.

Disabling the registering of new accounts may not be enough (the bots may come back when we enable it again), although it may stop the attacks temporarily.

Any ideas you can think of are welcome.

May the discussion begin!  Angry
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Onimeno
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 10:44:27 AM »

Use the captchas module for SMF, use Askymet, use an Firewall for SMF, upgrade the forum to get the antibot verifical module, etc.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2014, 08:03:29 AM »

Yeah, we definitely need a captcha or something.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 06:59:04 PM »

Ironically a simple question field works well enough. Question with answer that everyone knows.

But a simple captcha works well enough as well.  Just don't use the one that requires like 10+ characters to type.  Wink

Cheers,

TJ
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Cheers, TJ
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