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Post by YewChuen on October 14th 2011, 11:25 am

There has been a tremendous increase in bots registering in my forum recently. How do i apply widgets such as Captcha to tackle issues like this?


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Solved Re: Tackling Bots

Post by Poser on October 14th 2011, 3:21 pm

I think this may help >>> http://help.forumotion.com/t88133-security-optimization-captcha-at-new-user-registration?highlight=how+to+apply+captcha

You may use the search function when you have some problems.

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Solved Re: Tackling Bots

Post by True Blue on October 14th 2011, 4:27 pm

Hello YewChuen

The CAPTCHA:
"Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart". have long since been cracked.

Check the ip address from within your admin panel and block if in doubt.

Here's one today on my forum. (see bold text)

This is a spam server bot running on HOSTKEY.RU IP 4x.1x.9x.2xx

Resolve Host: srx-7xx.hostkey.ru

inetnum: 4x.1x.9x.2xx
netname: Mxx-Txxxxx
descr: hostkey network
descr: abuse-mailbox:
country: RU
admin-c: HSTK-RIPE
tech-c: HSTK-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by: MTLM-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

Good luck

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Post by Base on October 14th 2011, 6:02 pm

If you're talking about spam bots then you should set it to at least member activation.

However, if you're talking about SEO bots then they are harmless. More information: http://help.forumotion.com/t55170-bots-who-and-what-they-are

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Solved Re: Tackling Bots

Post by YewChuen on October 15th 2011, 1:55 pm

@True Blue wrote:Hello YewChuen

The CAPTCHA:
"Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart". have long since been cracked.

Check the ip address from within your admin panel and block if in doubt.

Here's one today on my forum. (see bold text)

This is a spam server bot running on HOSTKEY.RU IP 4x.1x.9x.2xx

Resolve Host: srx-7xx.hostkey.ru

inetnum: 4x.1x.9x.2xx
netname: Mxx-Txxxxx
descr: hostkey network
descr: abuse-mailbox:
country: RU
admin-c: HSTK-RIPE
tech-c: HSTK-RIPE
status: ASSIGNED PA
mnt-by: MTLM-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

Good luck

Liz.

salut Thanks for the reply, but i can only see the IP add and all only if they are online. I have a private forum and random users are registering. Not just a few but A LOT. I suspect they are bots. Accounts can only be activated by an Admin. Is there anyway i can do anything you said on an inactive account aka an account that has not been activated by an Admin yet?

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Post by True Blue on October 16th 2011, 12:53 pm

Hello YewChuen

Enable a newly registered users group, E.g: "Newbie" Administrated by yourself.

After you have activated it, users will be added to this group, You can use this group to give members who have recently registered limited access to your forum.

To enable the newly registered group, go to Administration Panel > Users & Groups -> Groups/Group Administration. When you’re there, set “Set Newbie Registered Users group to Group auto-subscribe :"yes" and “New member post limit” to a number 1 or 2.

Go back to where you created all forums etc and in the "Forum Permissions Control" choose which forums you allow the new group to post in, This will give you time to check newbie "ip" with a spam "ip" website base, and if found on the website add the "ip" in your ban list.

I setup a code in my forum & "forum webpage using random reload" and 100's of fake e-mail adddress to trap spambots. :wouhou:

Good luck
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Solved Re: Tackling Bots

Post by kirk on October 17th 2011, 4:25 pm

Since the topic was marked solved i will now lock.

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