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by chillbear
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9019

Re: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?

I realized that somehow still ReCaptcha was running (might have missed hitting an "Apply" button or similar)...I replaced it now with Q&A with just one complex question - so far so good, but 1 suspicious account already registered with the new setup - but I cannot tell yet if it is a b...
by chillbear
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9019

Re: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?

Can do it for the next ones because the old ones already got deleted...but mainly gmail adresses and sometimes hotmail and yahoo.
by chillbear
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9019

Re: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?

Yes, and still happening.
by chillbear
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9019

Re: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?

Changed the questions to some really tricky German stuff...Spam got less, but somehow there are still a couple of bots that manage to register.
by chillbear
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9019

Re: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?

I think it is just a coincidence. The same thing happened 2 or 3 years ago right after the first of the year, Jan 2009 I believe, message boards everywhere (not just phpBB) were inundated by spambots. The spambots probably just updated their scripts to get around some of the Q&A questions since...
by chillbear
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?
Replies: 44
Views: 9019

Re: Spambots with Q&A CAPTCHA?

Hi guys! Since my upgrade to 3.0.10 I also noticed a SIGNIFICANT increase in successful spambot registrations. I used a custom Q&A with very specific questions in German - now I switched back to ReCaptcha, but somehow these ****ers still manage it to register and post threads, trying to sell pre...

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