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Stop spamers from this forum

Postby SUPER » 12 Aug 2008

Marina,

I am suddenly seeing spamers advertising their websites on this forum, Please can you secure this forum from future attacks from spamers.

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Postby khalaad » 12 Sep 2008

Marina,

Spammers are getting venturesome by the day.

Is there no defence?

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Postby khalaad » 12 Sep 2008

Spamming is not going to go away; it's the ROUGH with the SMOOTH.

Here is a bit of an overview:

CAPTCHAs - “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”s - are known as the foremost means to stop registrations by SPAM programs, so-called “Bots”. In phpBB, a visual confirmation CAPTCHA is used.

The key here is the “Completely Automated” part, meaning that the software - phpBB - creates the question and the correct answer without interaction by a user. This has the drawback that computers are usually able to find the answer as well, given time to adjust. This is an active field in research. In the end it is an arms race. A new CAPTCHA will usually buy a few months of peace, before the major Bot vendors adjust their products.

More here:

http://www.phpbb.com/blog/tag/spam/


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Postby SUPER » 21 Apr 2009

Looks like we are having another active spamer today.....

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Postby Andrew Kirillov » 21 Apr 2009

Deleted them. It is not that easy to stop them completely, but we prevent dozens of spam posts every day. Unfortunately almost all securities could be bypassed. We don't want to ad difficulties to our customers and force them to recognize unrecognizable images.


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