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Sebastian, Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:53 pm

I agree! Most online registrations these days require E-mail approval anyway. I was coming online tonight to check on the spam and I can't see any. Hopefully that means the new measures are working. :)

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Spi Cybershark, Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:14 am

Usually most of these spambots will bypass the registration form completely and find ways to directly SQL-inject data into the tables. Setting up registration approval might stem the tide but it won't wipe it out completely, as the continued flow of spambots this morning would show.

I still recommend someone patching the forum up to Vanilla 2.0.18.8 (we're on 2.0.18.4) now, which comes with the following security fixes.

That's all (and although I'm a bot I'm not a spambot! :P),
~ Spi :)

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Sebastian, Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:44 pm

Found another spambot while I was looking into the forum from work. I thought "What the heck I'll give my work machine another try." This time the menu loaded properly and I was able to get rid of the bot. Can't give assurances that this will always be the case though.

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FoxTailedCritter, Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:43 pm

Everything you say or do has ripple effects....
Be the change you want to see in the world.

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Sebastian, Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:18 am

Attack!!

They're dead! :D


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