Sneaky Spammer

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Admiral Z
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Sneaky Spammer

Postby Admiral Z » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:07 am

Someone (or something) is spamming the member list and creating huge amounts of bot accounts, with names like QdfRjCygD and other random rubbish. :evil: if its a bot, how is it able to pass the captcha?
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Re: Sneaky Spammer

Postby NeatNit » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:23 am

There's plenty of ways to pass captchas,, it's not bullet-proof. It just makes it harder.

The main way I've heard about is porn sites used as a "proxy" for the captchas - requiring users to answer the captcha for them before showing them their porn. Then when they get the answer their bot continues.
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Re: Sneaky Spammer

Postby Admiral Z » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:00 pm

Hmm... Is there anything that can be done? Are there any effects once the member counts reaches, say 10k?
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Re: Sneaky Spammer

Postby NeatNit » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:05 am

the only way it matters is if they PM users or they spam the forums. I've yet to receive any PM or see any spam, so it's not a problem! :D
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Re: Sneaky Spammer

Postby ADMIN » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:14 pm

I can prune these dummy accounts easily enough.

They're not posting any spam however.
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