Still getting fake accounts bypassing the reg. system

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NativeMind
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Still getting fake accounts bypassing the reg. system

Post by NativeMind »

Hi,

I'm still getting people registerring accounts that bypass all the ban and name disallow mechanisms.

I have applied all of the security updates. My forum is [SPAM]

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Post by niekas »

you probably getting spam bot registering accounts only to get link back from your forum

I implemented a system to ban the IP on spot if the bot tries to register such user. I configured registration page not to display website and signature fields. They are activated only after user has 10 posts (configurable)

If bot tries to submit website or signature fields before that - instant ban.

here is a MOD:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=186683
Last edited by niekas on Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Graham »

Have you thought about using the Visual COnfirmation script (located in teh contrib/ folder of any phpBB download)?
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Post by ycl6 »

Graham wrote: Have you thought about using the Visual COnfirmation script (located in teh contrib/ folder of any phpBB download)?

You can follow the below installation guide for a step-by-step guide to adding this MOD
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=182517

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