[BETA] Unique Registration Hash

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[BETA] Unique Registration Hash

Post by pentapenguin » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:43 pm

MOD Title: Unique Registration Hash
MOD Description: This MOD changes the "agreed=true" part of the registration form to a unique identifier to help stop spam bots from registering.
MOD Version: 0.1.0
MOD Download: Download from SourceForge.net

What is this MOD exactly? This MOD helps to prevent spam bots from registering by changing the "agreed=true" part of the registration URL to a unique value. This unique value is generated by MD5 hashing the user's IP address and their session ID number.

How is this better than the ConfusaBOT lite MOD by espicom? Well, espicom's MOD is good but it has a weakness: it generates the same word each time. With my MOD, a unique variable is generated each time. With this MOD, the spammer has to read the registration page each time and change the variable.
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Post by Elias » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:24 am

Great MOD you got there.

Good job! :wink:
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Post by *=Matt=* » Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:28 am

Awesome MOD. Great idea on keeping spam bots out :D

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Post by igorw » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:37 am

Very awesome. I'd make a suggestion though. To make it compatible with the ConfusaBot MOD, i suggest you add this unique hash as "&id=d30e70009fcf2b84bd1a3fb3e023d4b7", and not "&agreed=d30e70009fcf2b84bd1a3fb3e023d4b7".

Good idea?
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Post by Bard » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:13 pm

Another great mod Pentapenguin! Yet another one of yours that I am using!
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Post by Bard » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:46 pm

A little post Unique Registration Hash mod follow up...

I was/am also using Spam-Bot-Mod. Which meant I was getting several emails a day like this
Spam Bot Registration Attempted.

Spammer's IP Address = 195.95.219.56
IP Lookup = http://www.nwtools.com/default.asp?prog ... .95.219.56
Spammer's Username = togo
Spammer's Password = password4
Spammer's email address = smeh@smeh.info
Spammer's Webpage URL = http://www.smeh.info/
Spammer's Signature Line = nigeria
This mod caught most of the spam bots.

Since installing Pentapenguin's Unique Registration Hash I haven't gotten one of these emails. This mod is working great!
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Post by pentapenguin » Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:49 am

Thanks everyone for the kind words! :D

Bard - glad it's stopping those blasted spammers! :twisted:

eviL<3 - I'm not sure...I don't see the point since it seems like my MOD would conflict especially for people who wouldn't know how to merge both of these MODs.
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Post by pentapenguin » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:31 pm

Hi everyone.

This is my first MOD that includes the MODX installation file. Since it seems like some people don't know what to do with it (do you upload it?) I would just like to clarify what it is. The unique_registration_hash_0.1.0.xml file has all the MOD installation instructions in XML. No need to worry about that -- just know that opening the file with Firefox or IE will give you a very nice looking MOD installation guide (a lot nicer than the old text template though both are equally valid). :) For more info see the MODX FAQ.
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Post by drathbun » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:51 am

This is perfect, I've been wanting to write something like this myself. Now I don't have to. 8)
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Post by bill survival » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:01 pm

Ether it don't wanna work for me or thay are doing it manualy I still get em..

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Post by pentapenguin » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:16 pm

bill survival wrote: Ether it don't wanna work for me or thay are doing it manualy I still get em..

There's no way to fully prevent spam bots but this MOD will help. ;)
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Post by bill survival » Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:41 pm

I have just been banning email address it has cut things down lots too but I dont want to ban yahoo or hotmail did that and got lots of complaints from those that wanted to register oh well.. thanks for the mod....

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Post by asaan » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:40 pm

Thanks for the mod! Installed it almost a week ago and haven't had any spam registrations since then. Keeping my fingers crossed that it will stay that way.

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Post by briand » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:55 am

Is it possible to have this mod run along side with ConfusaBOT?

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Post by Ramon Fincken » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:41 am

briand wrote: Is it possible to have this mod run along side with ConfusaBOT?


I highly doubt that.. but wait till the author replies or ask espicom
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