Post by rph » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:50 pm

Bot spamming seems to be an increasing issue on the board lately. This one has just managed to spam over 380 posts in a couple minutes and is still going. The signup captcha should really be strengthened or flood control implemented.

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Post by ritey » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:55 pm

Agreed, there must be flood control settings you can enable guys

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Post by Qphoria » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:35 pm

We'll need to add a captcha to post for your first 5-10 posts

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Post by Johnathan » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:40 am

I think the reason might be because all of the IP addresses that had been banned are now unbanned. I just noticed this when I banned two more, and found that those are the only ones on there. Did Daniel do this on purpose?

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Post by i2Paq » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:40 pm

I vote for flood control for regular users, not admins or those who help a lot.

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Post by GoGo OpenCart » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:34 pm

I report those posts almost every day :)
Qphoria wrote:We'll need to add a captcha to post for your first 5-10 posts
This should do the trick ;D

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Post by Johnathan » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Any comment from Daniel on why he unbanned all the IP addresses? And I assume this means moderators should stop banning IP addresses?

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Post by Qphoria » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:24 pm

Daniel hates the thought of people not being able to find opencart. My guess is he feels IPs change often enough that after some time, the spammers IP has likely changed anyway so it could be that some innocent person looking to get on opencart gets assigned that previously banned IP and is denied legitimate access. And it is more than likely that the IP has changed by now anyway. You can still ban new IPs but there is little benefit in keeping old ones banned for too long. Changing IPs is easy enough anyhow.. most people can simply do a ipconfig release/renew and get a new one or use one of the billions of proxy ips out there.

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Post by i2Paq » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:24 am

Qphoria wrote:Daniel hates the thought of people not being able to find opencart. My guess is he feels IPs change often enough that after some time, the spammers IP has likely changed anyway so it could be that some innocent person looking to get on opencart gets assigned that previously banned IP and is denied legitimate access. And it is more than likely that the IP has changed by now anyway. You can still ban new IPs but there is little benefit in keeping old ones banned for too long. Changing IPs is easy enough anyhow.. most people can simply do a ipconfig release/renew and get a new one or use one of the billions of proxy ips out there.
I agree.

We should make i harder for Bots to register (mostly this is done by humans and then they release a bot) and flood control or captcha for the first 10 posts or so.

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Post by i2Paq » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:10 pm

WHEN DO WE GET THE FLOOD CONTROL FOR NEW REGISTRATIONS?!

There are like more then 50 spam-topics a day.....

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Post by i2Paq » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:19 am

20-04-2012
just removed 10 from: 117.253.232.151
just removed 6 from: 122.164.243.239

21-04-2012
Removed 5 from: 117.214.201.104
Removed 2 from: 182.68.34.125
Removed 5 from: 122.169.76.62

22-04-2012
Removed 6 from: 117.212.49.156

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Post by patricia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:38 pm

IMHO

Set new user registration to Activation by admin, set max post new user, and install this modification:

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http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/advanced_block_mod/
Manually banning IP addresses is useless (Waste of time).

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Post by eka7a » Sun May 06, 2012 7:31 am

patricia wrote:IMHO

Set new user registration to Activation by admin, set max post new user, and install this modification:

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http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/advanced_block_mod/
Manually banning IP addresses is useless (Waste of time).

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Post by i2Paq » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:14 pm

dhussey111 wrote:how can we can find that the post is a spam?
You notice it the way it has been written.

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Post by rph » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:03 am

It looks like this issue is still outstanding as a bot just created several hundred (thousand?) threads/posts in a matter of minutes.

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Post by Qphoria » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:44 am

rph wrote:It looks like this issue is still outstanding as a bot just created several hundred (thousand?) threads/posts in a matter of minutes.
I think daniel disabled the first post moderation again

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Post by Johnathan » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:15 am

What happened to the one-click ban, as well? I'm sure that's why they haven't been deleted, too.

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Post by Qphoria » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:18 am

Johnathan wrote:What happened to the one-click ban, as well? I'm sure that's why they haven't been deleted, too.
Its there.. I'm just hitting it faster than you :)
and once they are banned the one click ban button disappears

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Post by Johnathan » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:45 pm

Qphoria wrote:Its there.. I'm just hitting it faster than you :)
What!?

I guess I believe it. ;D
Qphoria wrote:and once they are banned the one click ban button disappears
Good to know. However, is there also a max number of post up to which it's available? One bot (referrerirola) just posted 305 posts, and there's no one-click ban link on their user page.

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Post by i2Paq » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:50 pm

Johnathan wrote:Good to know. However, is there also a max number of post up to which it's available? One bot (referrerirola) just posted 305 posts, and there's no one-click ban link on their user page.
That I see before on another user as well.

This morning a spam-user had over 200 posts, I used the One click ban and after that a Server 500 Error showed.

The user was not banned, no One Click Ban option, the topics looked to be there but they were just the titles as when clicking them you would get "This topic does not exist" showed.

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