3.0.4: Being Bombarded with Auto Registration Bots

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Seraphic
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3.0.4: Being Bombarded with Auto Registration Bots

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Been using phpbb since the version2 days, but I am now running a phpbb 3.0.4 forum with my website (which sadly, I haven't had a time to update in awhile). The other night a get a odd reply to the the phpbb auto welcome after joining e-mail that says something like: "I'm a bot. My solo purpose is to register on as many boards as possible".

I've always had Account activation: set to By User, along with Visual confirmation enabled. At this point I have what seems to be over 200 fake accounts. Last night I changed Account activation: set to By Admin and also enabled GD CAPTCHA foreground noise. This morning I had eight e-mails asking to to approve eight new accounts. And as I'm typing this, I just disabled user registration until I go through one by one and delete all the fake accounts. Sounds like fun.

Thoughts?
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Re: 3.0.4: Being Bombarded with Auto Registration Bots

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http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1437125

Why are you going to delete them one by one? Are they active accounts? Have they posted?
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Re: 3.0.4: Being Bombarded with Auto Registration Bots

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stevemaury wrote:http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1437125

Why are you going to delete them one by one? Are they active accounts? Have they posted?
No, they have not posted and don't seem to be active.

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