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Incredibly Fast Chatbox Spam

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Incredibly Fast Chatbox Spam

Post by Ferroza on March 11th 2011, 6:31 pm

On the forum I host, a user who is for the most part well behaved began spamming images and text within seconds constantly. Only after banning them did it stop. I unbanned them a few minutes later and asked them for an explanation and they claimed they didn't know why or how it happened. A few moments later the spam began again. Here's what it basically looked like each time it started again.

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[16:59:50 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:51 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:51 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:51 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:52 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:52 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:53 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:53 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:54 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:54 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:54 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:55 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:55 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:55 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:56 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:56 11/03/11] Cardania : Yoou have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:56 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:57 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[16:59:57 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:24 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I aYou have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:25 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:25 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:25 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:26 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:26 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:26 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:27 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:27 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:28 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:28 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:28 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:29 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:29 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:29 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:30 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:30 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:31 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:31 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:31 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:32 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:32 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:32 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:33 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:33 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:34 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:34 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:34 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:35 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:35 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:35 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:36 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:36 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:37 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:37 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:38 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:38 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

[17:00:38 11/03/11] Cardania : You have no idea who I am hah

As you can tell by the bold selection, it appears a mistake was made, doubting that this was out of control. Now I don't really believe the story of "I can't control it". Are their programs that someone can use on the chatbox to do things like this?

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Re: Incredibly Fast Chatbox Spam

Post by Base on March 11th 2011, 6:39 pm

Hello Ferroza,

It is most likely that the person had copied the text from somewhere and repeated pasted and flooded the ChatBox with it. I am not familiar with any programs that do this; however the effects (very fast flooding) can be achieved manually by repeatedly pressing Ctrl + V and hitting Enter.

The member is claiming that they didn't know how it happened... now that sounds very weird. All I can say is that it may be a virus or it may simply be the member lying. However, I think it's most likely that the member is lying. Wink

Regards,

Base


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Re: Incredibly Fast Chatbox Spam

Post by Jophy on March 12th 2011, 3:56 am

Hello,

In case your chatbox is being spammed, you may use the /clear function to remove all the typed words on it and ban that member on the chatbox via admin panel on the chatbox tab.

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Re: Incredibly Fast Chatbox Spam

Post by kirk on March 13th 2011, 4:53 am

yup he copied text and past it over and over again.

just do what joph said Smile

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