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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Re: Suggestion: Anti Spambot Measures.
Originally Posted by Toma RNK
Mods wanted to use both viz didn't want to recode vbulletin, and q&a is far superior to captcha or recaptcha as long as the questions are changed every few months. Which would have happened if not for lockdown.
Also stop saying the same thing in 3 places, I don't like answering 3 times
I was asking different people about that, so you only need to answer here. xD
Originally Posted by SRhyse
I think that's why we get along so well. We LOVE eachother, and love to HATE on everyone else To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
case 'quote': // If we're quoting, we need to determine the topic ID
$sql = 'SELECT topic_id FROM ' . POSTS_TABLE . ' WHERE post_id=' . $post_id;
if (!($query = $db->sql_query($sql)))
message_die(GENERAL_MESSAGE, 'Could not obtain quoted topic information', '', __LINE__, __FILE__, $sql);
if (($row = $db->sql_fetchrow($query)))
$topic_id = $row['topic_id'];
// Fall through to 'reply' case
$secretkey = 't' . $topic_id;
$secretkey = 'p' . $post_id;
// Check the signature - if this is a submit which doesn't jive with the above, turn it into a preview
if ($submit && (!isset($HTTP_POST_VARS[$authkey])
|| $HTTP_POST_VARS[$authkey] != $authval
|| ($HTTP_POST_VARS[$timekey] ^ $timepad) > time() - 5))
$submit = false;
$preview = true;
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As expected Toma, great idea!
So Probably Spambots are using OCR now..
Forum spambots surf the web, looking for guestbooks, wikis, blogs, forums and any other web forms to submit spam links to the web forms it finds. These spambots often use OCR technology to bypass CAPTCHAs present. Some spam messages are targeted towards readers and can involve techniques of target marketing or even phishing, making it hard to tell real posts from the bot generated ones. Not all of the spam posts are meant for the readers; some spam messages are simply hyperlinks intended to boost search engine ranking.
This category of spambots has gained considerable notoriety since November 2006, with the introduction of XRumer, a forum and wiki spambot which can often bypass many of the safeguards administrators use to reduce the amount of spam posted.
The easiest way to prevent spambots from posting on forums, wiki, guestbook, etc. is to enable e-mail activation by installing a mail server on the host (eg: Sendmail, Postfix, Exim.), since most spambot scripts use fake or randomly generated names on real e-mail providers, the e-mails will mostly never be successfully routed to them.