These bots are crazy

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cmdshft

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« on: January 24, 2007, 11:48:23 AM »
Crazy adbots and virusbots.

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Masterchef

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 11:50:30 AM »
Agreed. I say we find the people who programmed them and shoot them.

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cmdshft

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 11:52:25 AM »
I think the conspiracy is trying to distract us.

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Masterchef

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 12:06:00 PM »
Yeah. :lol:

Seriously though, this is insane. There must have been about 100 posts and topics made by bots today. :x

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Spacehopperjoe

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007, 12:08:40 PM »
Haha, means someone dosnt like you!!!

Some jackass has got himself some bot program and is telling it to post X ammount of posts. Happened on my site :(

The jokes on him! I shut it down out of spite haha.
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BOGWarrior89

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2007, 01:03:20 PM »
Quote from: "Masterchief2219"
Yeah. :lol:

Seriously though, this is insane. There must have been about 100 posts and topics made by bots today. :x


I swear, I'm going to find that blog person and blog their mother blogging blog.

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dysfunction

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2007, 02:25:07 PM »
At least you guys aren't the ones who have to hunt down every spam topic or post in your break between classes :P
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Masterchef

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2007, 02:50:06 PM »
Quote from: "dysfunction"
At least you guys aren't the ones who have to hunt down every spam topic or post in your break between classes :P

I actually feel bad for you guys. I haven't seen another forum that has half as much spammers, trolls, and bots as this one.

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2007, 03:01:00 PM »
Id take it as a compliment for the site. Its like barbarian invasions in the middle ages, you KNEW tahat you were civilisde when you got a barbarian invasion every year.
ny Conspiricy without a secret society more than 1000 years old isn't worth thinking about

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2007, 03:57:49 PM »
Surely you could ban its IP address?

I dunno if the owner has access to the source, but Id be happy to write
some php to block people with restricted IP addresses.

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Masterchef

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2007, 04:02:50 PM »
Quote from: "CharlesJohnson"
Surely you could ban its IP address?

I dunno if the owner has access to the source, but Id be happy to write
some php to block people with restricted IP addresses.

phpBB has something like that built in.

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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2007, 04:05:03 PM »
So whats stopping the mods  :?:
Unless of course the bot keeps coming in from different gateways

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Masterchef

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2007, 04:07:53 PM »
Quote from: "CharlesJohnson"
So whats stopping the mods  :?:
Unless of course the bot keeps coming in from different gateways

The user could be using a proxy. And there probably is more than one person doing it.

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2007, 04:27:16 PM »
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Quote from: "CharlesJohnson"
So whats stopping the mods  :?:
Unless of course the bot keeps coming in from different gateways

The user could be using a proxy. And there probably is more than one person doing it.


Yeah.  Being that there are thousands of open proxies in just the US alone, not to mention millions of other connections, there's no way we could block every bot.
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Masterchef

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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2007, 04:43:05 PM »
Quote from: "thedigitalnomad"
Yeah.  Being that there are thousands of open proxies in just the US alone, not to mention millions of other connections, there's no way we could block every bot.

Actually, a friend of mine just discovered something. Though I am a bit hesitant to post it in a public forum, as the offenders might wise up if they read it.

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Spacehopperjoe

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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2007, 04:43:24 PM »
We can but try thedigitalnomad. I belive you are the man for the job seeing as you know so much about proxys and gateways.

All hail thedigitalnomad!!!
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Masterchef

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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2007, 05:20:50 PM »
One thing you can do to defend against spam bots is disabling the registration page and making your own. That way it would at least take a real person to make an account.

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dysfunction

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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2007, 05:42:07 PM »
Quote from: "CharlesJohnson"
Surely you could ban its IP address?

I dunno if the owner has access to the source, but Id be happy to write
some php to block people with restricted IP addresses.


This board does have an IP-banning function, but only the admins have that ability, so the mods must forward the IP and username of the user to be banned to the admins. That's why it sometimes takes a while before a given spammer is banned; none of the admins might be online at the time.
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EnragedPenguin

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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2007, 06:17:05 PM »
I can ban its IP, but it will just come back with a new one. The only way to stop them is to implement more measures to keep them from registering. I might turn on admin account activation, although I'd rather find a less time consuming way if possible.
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Tom Bishop

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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2007, 06:19:30 PM »
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Masterchef

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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2007, 06:20:38 PM »
Quote from: "EnragedPenguin"
I can ban its IP, but it will just come back with a new one. The only way to stop them is to implement more measures to keep them from registering. I might turn on admin account activation, although I'd rather find a less time consuming way if possible.

Here:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=427852&

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BOGWarrior89

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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2007, 12:33:29 AM »
Quote from: "Masterchief2219"
Quote from: "EnragedPenguin"
I can ban its IP, but it will just come back with a new one. The only way to stop them is to implement more measures to keep them from registering. I might turn on admin account activation, although I'd rather find a less time consuming way if possible.

Here:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=427852&


I wonder if that forum gets many spam bots ...  :lol:

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Rick_James

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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2007, 01:24:25 AM »
Sorry guys, as am in Melbourne, haven't been able to log on as often as normal. Got rid of about 20 posts just then. Thanks for being patient all.


Quote from: "CharlesJohnson"
Surely you could ban its IP address?

I dunno if the owner has access to the source, but Id be happy to write
some php to block people with restricted IP addresses.


We have been, they all come from different IP addresses.


EDIT: ok I think they're all gone (for now)