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#1 Moofey

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:57 PM

Thank you to the community so far for keeping your eyes out for the adbots that have been seen so far.

For you people that already haven't seen, we seem to be in the midst of a spambot "attack." Over the past 24 hours we have had some eight or nine spambot registrations, all for the same thing. I am currently taking care of each one as they happen while trying to find a way to get rid of them all with my limited power and resources.

Unfortunately with the forum software we are running, we can't do any better as far as anti-spam measures go. IP.Board 3 does have it's own anti-spam registration system but as we are a highly customized forum, an upgrade isn't very possible right now.

Please remain vigilant and on the lookout for these dirty bots; If you find one, PM an admin or an smod immediately.

#2 Theshinji

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:10 PM

Do we not even have captcha? =/

#3 Moofey

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:56 PM

We do, but apparently reCAPTCHA is being defeated by these scumwhores.

#4 Kitten

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:17 AM

It can rather easily.

Besides the battle system (which only like 3-5 of us even use...) and awards...what exactly is customized?

I am unsure what a 'plain' board looks like in comparison.

#5 Moofey

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  • Bera

Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:46 AM

The QuestDB was custom made, as was the skin. Changes would have to be made to both to accomodate a major upgrade.

I wouldn't know if the attack system has a 3.0 version (doubt it) or the arcade. There is an awards mod for 3.0, but I dunno if it's the same type.

The whole decision as far as upgrading goes is way out of my league though.

#6 Kitten

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:29 AM

I think they would need to pay for an upgrade as well since I know once you purchase a license with some companies you need to like repurchase something else in order to upgrade after so much time (lame asses).

Quest DB - isn't used
Skin - Can be redone

Guess it'll come down to whether or not they want to do it just for spambots.

#7 Theshinji

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 12:17 PM

I suppose the custom theme would simply be a case of applying it to the new board, and ironing out the differences in the CSS code until it matched the upgrade perfectly. You could easily make the alterations to the current codes by analysing and comparing the new one to it, and making the adaptations when you're confident enough to do so.

Don't ask why, the only coding I know is playing around with CSS a little >_>;;

#8 Kitten

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:40 PM

It's pretty easy, Brian.

If you're ever interested in learning coding to a more serious degree, I could help you out.

#9 Theshinji

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:28 PM

Guys, be wary, I just got this through my email:

QUOTE (spambot)
Iam Intrested in you
My name is Lucy 24 years girl old and single, I am tall good looking and caring honest girl. i see your email at mapletowers.com today and became intrested to know you,I hope you will be the true loving, honest and caring one that I have beenlooking 4,Remember that colure,language or distance dos't mather in any relationship, And I have something special to tell you about me, So please contact me directly through my email address at lucy_abdul01@yahoo.com so that
i can also send my picture directly to
you.
Kissssss
Lucy

It came from the address lucy_abdul01@yahoo.com, under the same name. I'd assume you shouldn't follow it up >_>

Edited by Theshinji, 26 October 2009 - 02:29 PM.


#10 scott523

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE (Theshinji @ Oct 26 2009, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys, be wary, I just got this through my email:


It came from the address lucy_abdul01@yahoo.com, under the same name. I'd assume you shouldn't follow it up >_>

I got it too! These damn chicks from the Middle East... they don't know when to stop. I actually took the time to reply back to one of these e-mails a while ago so that's how I knew.

Edited by scott523, 26 October 2009 - 05:11 PM.


#11 Moofey

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:19 PM

Can one of you guys send me the headers of that e-mail? I think I have a match but I need to make sure.

#12 Theshinji

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:17 PM

QUOTE
(No Subject)‏
From: Lucy Abdul (lucy_abdul01@yahoo.com)
Medium riskYou may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: 26 October 2009 12:59:16
To:
Iam Intrested in you
My name is Lucy 24 years girl old and single, I am tall good looking and caring honest girl. i see your email at mapletowers.com today and became intrested to know you,I hope you will be the true loving, honest and caring one that I have beenlooking 4,Remember that colure,language or distance dos't mather in any relationship, And I have something special to tell you about me, So please contact me directly through my email address at lucy_abdul01@yahoo.com so that
i can also send my picture directly to
you.
Kissssss
Lucy


The full thing. And I didn't edit out my email, I just noticed I wasn't even in the recipient field o.o

Weird.

#13 Marc

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:38 AM

I agree with what lucy said. colure and stuff, it really dos't mather!

I actually received two like that, except without anything talking about MT.

QUOTE
Bonjour
Je me nomme Mlle Annet Timbo.c'est après analyse de votre adresse email sur faire allusion(!!!!!‏!!!!! )que j'ai pris la charge de vous contactez.pour vous dire un peu plus sur mes motivations, je souhaite faire votre connaissance et si cela ne vous gène pas vous pouvez m'écrire sur cette adresse :(removed). qui est mon adresse privé pour que nous puissions mieux échangé et je vous enverrais aussi photo de moi.
Dans l'attente de vos nouvelles
Bien de chose a vous,
Mlle Annet,

and
QUOTE
Hello,

How are you today? I hope you are fine.If so thank be to God almigthy.My name is Miss victoria graham ,26 years I am single girl looking for honest and nice person. Somebody who care and respect God whom i can partner with .I don't care about your colour or ethnicity.I would like to know you more,most especially what you like and what you dislike.I'm sending you this beautiful mail, with a wish for much happiness. I am looking forward to hear from you.
Love from,
Miss victoria

Crap, they can even speak French now. God help us.
And Victoria too.

Edited by Marc, 27 October 2009 - 12:38 AM.


#14 scott523

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:39 AM

QUOTE (Marc @ Oct 26 2009, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crap, they can even speak French now. God help us.
And Victoria too.

I wouldn't say all are spambots. Based on my curious, boredom-based, and irritated-based experience, some are very much real.

Edited by scott523, 27 October 2009 - 07:40 AM.


#15 Moofey

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:21 PM

There's not much I can do to keep guests from viewing profiles right now. I wish I knew where Suz and Lindsay were.

I am going by instinct though and am gonna ban at least one account I've noted as suspicious.

#16 Acorn-chan

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:58 PM

...
Found one.
o.o




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