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Not Solved [Security] Where is all this spam/porn coming from?
#1
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I just opened a gaming website that uses MyBB as my forum software. I love it but I get SO many fake account that post random gibberish, advertisement & even porn.

I've been banning these accounts and taking security measures like the mod that doesn't let those known from stopforumspam allow to register and the mod that allows custom security questions but it doesn't seem to stop it.

Is it my hosting? My forum is new so it's not anyone that has a grudge against me and non of the IP addresses from these accounts are the same so what can I do here?
#2
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Try installing this plugin...
http://mods.mybb.com/view/registration-s...y-question

Any forum will get spam regardless of your host.
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#3
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I have that plugin already spork. I just looked up random IP's and they all seem to be coming from Ukraine or Belarus.... So i just blocked those countries with the Fassim plugin. I don't want to but I don't know what else to do.
#4
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What kind of questions do you have? Make sure they're not simple 1+1 questions that a bot can solve. Things like "what is the second letter of this site's name" usually work well.

There are some interesting ideas here:
http://community.mybb.com/thread-115774.html
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#5
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1. Ban all the e-mails found in the thread below:

http://community.mybb.com/thread-92228.html

Also, ban the following:

teleworm.us
jourrapide.com
armyspy.com
cuvox.de
dayrep.com
einrot.com
fleckhens.hu
gustr.com
jourrapide.com
rhyta.com
superrito.com

2. Put all your crawlers and spiders in a separate group(Create a new group and change the bots group from guest to your custom group).

3. Install the hotwords plugin.

Plugin: http://www.mybbcentral.com/thread-6382.html

Ban all the words found in the paste below:

http://pastebin.com/yvyNjECU

4. Get Cloudflare and ban the following countries:

China
Venezuela
Brazil
Korea
Pakistan
India
Czeck Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Estonia
Ghana
Sri Lanka
Ukraine

Banning the above countries through Cloudflare would NOT affect your websites traffic or SEO at all.
#6
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^ just a note: India & Sri Lanka consist of many genuine netizens !
#7
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(09-26-2013, 03:49 AM).m. Wrote: ^ just a note: India & Sri Lanka consist of many genuine netizens !

Quote:Banning the above countries through Cloudflare would NOT affect your websites traffic or SEO at all.

Instead they will be forced to answer a captcha question provided by Cloudflare.
#8
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This user has been denied support. This user has been denied support.
Its a silly idea to just ban countries. Well I use keycaptcha plugin and have zero problems. I have set flags which track certain country users and test their IP against a good amount of databases.

And please dont tell me there are no spammers from US and UK. I have got a quite a few themselves.
#9
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a helper of this community (no longer comes online) suggested to use images instead of text for the security signup questions

just as an example --> see this image
#10
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(09-26-2013, 05:17 AM)Bala Wrote: Its a silly idea to just ban countries. Well I use keycaptcha plugin and have zero problems. I have set flags which track certain country users and test their IP against a good amount of databases.

And please dont tell me there are no spammers from US and UK. I have got a quite a few themselves.

This, plus you are missing 2 of the 3 biggest abusers in that list. Malaysia and Russia. Nobody abuses from Ecuador either... They're lucky to even have computers down there.
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