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« on: June 14, 2010, 10:08:54 PM »
Can something be done about the masses of (presumably) spam accounts being created?

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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 01:00:20 AM »
i've just disabled creating new accounts so we can look into this. Captcha is already on i think, but i also saw we are 1 bugfix release behind
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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 03:50:33 AM »
looking at the account list members with websites that advertise goods might be a bit suspect  :P

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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 09:26:49 AM »
In my experience, default security is never sufficient. The problem with these security measures is that they are well known and thus easy to automate countermeasures (or speed them up).
Customizing the registration template and adding hand made securities has proven the most effective method I know to counter bots or spam accounts. There are mods for phpBB3 helping out if you don't want to make the code yourself. There's bound to be similar stuff for SMF.

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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 09:24:54 PM »
Any more on this?

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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 09:23:25 AM »
well i cant do jack to this system since i dont own the website :)
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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2010, 08:51:48 PM »
Re-enabled registration. Seems it was turned of.
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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 09:42:08 PM »
i've just disabled creating new accounts so we can look into this. Captcha is already on i think, but i also saw we are 1 bugfix release behind
^^ oh really :)

As said, I still cannot actually change something to this software so the ball is at the moment in Zusterke's court
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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 11:13:07 PM »
He says it's in yours. :P
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Re: Random account creations
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 11:14:56 PM »
then he can PM me the login for ssh/ftp ;)
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