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how do I protect my forum from xrummer and other spammers?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ohyeahbabe, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. ohyeahbabe

    ohyeahbabe Junior Member

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    Hi, I have mybb powered forum and I get many spam posts. I assume those are xrummer blasts. What is the best way to fight from these?
    Thanks
     
  2. hoodkist

    hoodkist Regular Member

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    Spam plugins works every time if you want a list pm me
     
  3. Opticium

    Opticium Newbie

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    Add 3 Captcha codes. LOL! OR add spam plugins with questions like, "Who is the president of the United States?"
     
  4. elitesystem

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    easiest is add a question like what is 2+2 or whats the color of the sky, ofcourse usual answer is blue :) ..bots are not programmed to deal with questions but most of them can pass capchas, :( its sad
     
  5. GoogleAlchemist

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    how bout,please, post them here for all to benefit as i am looking for the same thing

    not arguing but curious as im not sure how it works. if the answer to the captcha is in the sites code (or is it offsite?) how would it be different?

    i have contact forms on my sites and need the spam to stop. i thin its more sbox than xrum though
     
  6. ohyeahbabe

    ohyeahbabe Junior Member

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    I am checking some mybb spam plugins, will see how it goes
     
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    Remove the fucking captchas they´re only annoying for the users any bot can read them, just add a question to sign up form like how many days does a year have ...We dont get ANY bot signups anymore ever.. To be extra safe write it so no bot can read it... like "How many d4ys does a y3ar have"..
     
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    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    isn't that the reason for those bots fees at the end of the day :)? if you don't wanna have too much headache with those bots try vbulletin lol :) well bots can hit vbulletin too but ... there are some tweaks what you can do for them ...
     
  9. Mises

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    Adding a security question works. There is a plugin by -g33k- which also rotates questions which is nice.
     
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    other_henry Junior Member

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    The correct answer is stored as a hash, the hash of the the input is compared to the hash of the correct answer.

    (Securing passwords uses a similar scheme)
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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  12. shadowedsniper

    shadowedsniper Junior Member

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    xrumer can bypass these
     
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    sircoldfire Junior Member

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    try adding all of the xrumer sites they spam into your blocked words blacklist it should keep them from getting anywhere with out links ... and have having more members isnt a bad thing is it :p
     
  14. ohyeahbabe

    ohyeahbabe Junior Member

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    How does it bypass questions? Only real human could answer them..



    Can anyone confirm that capthas are useless as any bot can bypass them? If so, why do they even create captchas?
     
  15. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    There are a number of ways to shit xrumer, it's not a perfect tool. However you're in the wrong forum, maybe go to stopforumspam and they would be more willing (but unable) to help you.

    SPAM FTW
     
  16. sergbot

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    chapha?
     
  17. bluegarden

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    use those captcha where you are going to solve an image puzzle. that will literally stop xrummer on its track. In fact, it is impossible for xrumer to solve image puzzles :D
     
  18. ohyeahbabe

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    FTW FTW, but not on my forum :D
     
  19. bezopravin

    bezopravin BANNED BANNED

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    This is what all you need!

    Code:
    http://mods.mybb.com/view/stopforumspam-com-for-mybb
     
  20. djbetaboy

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    Maybe will be nice to post your link here and ask everybody to take it out from their lists :)

    Just Jooking