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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:34 am    Post subject: Spam poster plague Reply with quote

We got another one today in RC Sims. This one seems to have posted with a name other than guest, yet isn't a registered user. Is that an available feature? I presume the forum software is being hacked. Does PHP do security updates?

Presumably, the way this works, some wanker has the bright idea that there are an awful lot of php forum sites out there, and sits down for a few weeks to work out a way to break it. Then the info is distributed amongst the spam weasels, and the plague begins.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm seeing it too, the site's forum code has a bug for sure, I pretty sure of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may not be a bug. Is it possible that the poster is registered with the user name of "Guest?"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope the posts are under a user name other than "Guest", but it's not a registered user - doesn't show up in member list nor have a profile. The last one I saw was named "thompson".
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've upgraded the Catchpa system (picture generator for registering) for a better one. Hope this one decreases the impact of spam bots in the website.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't bothered to look at it, but I would guess from the post title we have a new post and user that need to be nuked...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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