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How do I hide my VBulletin Forum from XRumer posters?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mikeyoung, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. mikeyoung

    mikeyoung Registered Member

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    I'm starting a VBulletin forum and it's already being hit by XRumer, kharma's a bitch! Anyone know how I take this off of XRumer's grid? Thks guys.
     
  2. russaus

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    1. edit the footprints
    2. edit the code that detects fields
    3. make a custom human verification field
    4. don't auto approve accounts
     
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  3. keith

    keith Junior Member

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    make the signup form ajax post.

    XRumer will implode.
     
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    BigBuddy BANNED BANNED

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    Oh, xrumer blasters going to blast you...:D
     
  5. russaus

    russaus Junior Member

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    yeah, if they learn the footprints i've changed and create a new xas_AI.txt file of course, derp derp.

    how does xrumer beat a custom human test? if i make an array of answers to questions and do a check? answer it doesnt.

    how does xrumer bypass validation? well, it pretty much fails on this at the moment. i mean it can do it but more often than not noob xrumer posters will let this go as a hard fail.
     
  6. moremoney

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    Im not sure if this is true let alone would work but I remember reading somewhere that Xrumer will fill out EVERY password field on the page, so I don't know if it would be possible to make a hidden password field that if filled in user registration is invalidated.
     
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    enable recaptcha and maybe you can rest for few weeks until the elite 7.0 version release :D
     
  8. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Your only solution is to remove them weekly, manually.
    Get a VA for $3 an hour from odesk and give them 2 hours a week to do this.

    Your forum is just one out of thousands.
     
  9. mikeyoung

    mikeyoung Registered Member

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    I actually went with "Question and Answer" in vBulletin, random questions like, what's the US president's last name, etc. It's working pretty well so far! Thks guys.
     
  10. russaus

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    this is what i suggested up top http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ulletin-forum-xrumer-posters.html#post2120552

    xrumer can't work out the answer to a question you have created, i.e.:

    "what color are my blue eyes?" = blue
    "type the number four hundred and twenty three in numbers" 423
    "which is bigger elephant or mouse?" elephant
     
  11. trancecommunity

    trancecommunity Regular Member

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    install a mod called "force users to read a thread" and direct all new members to a post

    Xrumer doesnt know how to bypass this

    Make this post about donating to the site and it will also increase revenue :)
     
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  12. russaus

    russaus Junior Member

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    I'll edit this for you:

    Xrumer doesnt know how to bypass this yet

    Some clever Russian will work this one out.
     
  13. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    I'm thinking of starting up a de-answer service.

    It'll give out an API where xrumer can pass up the question to a guy in China to solve for 1c per correct answer.

    Will I be rich?
     
  14. shin610

    shin610 Regular Member

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    Just pm the solutions..
    Don't post them
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  15. russaus

    russaus Junior Member

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    ha lol, awesome :) yeah, you'll get rich :p
     
  16. waterman262

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    1. edit the footprints
    2. edit the code that detects fields
    3. make a custom human verification field
    4. don't auto approve accounts


    this is the answer right here. make all 4 changes and you should be good to go. I rarely ever even get new accounts registered anymore from xrumer. good luck!