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lunarious87
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Newbie; Security and Traffic

Post by lunarious87 »

I found this forum hidden in phpBB.com

I have a Domain and Forum [removed] and [removed]

Can you give me tips? I myself feel i need reCaptcha or what is the proper name.

PS: I'm ASD (Asperger's) and sometimes i get very Isolated. Good i have internet and phpBB etc
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Scanialady
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Re: Newbie; Security and Traffic

Post by Scanialady »

For security purposes, you should limit guest and bot permissions. Guests are everyone who is not logged in. Bots scan the page for search engines like Google and others. What you don't want these groups to see and store should be given "NEVER" permission (forum roles).

Knowledge Base - phpBB3 Permissions

Captcha:
Knowledge Base - How to configure Q&A CAPTCHA.
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Mick
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Re: Newbie; Security and Traffic

Post by Mick »

FWIW - spam bots are NOT a security issue, they serve no other purpose but to join up and post garbage (spam) all over your board.
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Re: Newbie; Security and Traffic

Post by KevC »

No one can register at the moment anyway so you don't need any spam protection yet.
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