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> Spambots, Let the burnings begin!
The J
Posted: Jun 9 2010, 02:22 PM
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Citizens off WME, it has come to my attention that some of you have been receiving spambot PMs. Gratefully we have been excising them as they appear. We need your help. If possible, could people post names and circumstances of spam here since some people do not report flagrant pms and simply delete them. This allows the bot to remain rampant and that's not acceptable.

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EDIT: Leily87 and Ugis87 flagged as spambots.

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Posted: Jun 9 2010, 04:52 PM
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ah i was about to say i got a spam PM im sure cos i didnt recognise the user ID. then i went to check it and i guess you got rid of it already :P

from Leily87 yeah.
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Posted: Jun 9 2010, 05:07 PM
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Yeah i got PM and opened it, nothing there =/
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The J
Posted: Jun 9 2010, 05:15 PM
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It hit both the forums. Please see this thread on IDW for referrence: http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=73...dpost&p=1160215
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Posted: Jun 9 2010, 05:30 PM
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QUOTE (The J @ 15 minutes, 3 seconds ago)
It hit both the forums.  Please see this thread on IDW for referrence: http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=73...dpost&p=1160215

Banned members and guests aren't allowed to read it.

Nevermind; think I saw it when I went to the main forum page.

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The J
Posted: Jun 9 2010, 05:33 PM
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First that you were banned is not my f@$^@#$^g problem...

second off. Sorry, I think this one deals with the same situation and may be viewable. http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=41120

The information within essentially details the events of the spambot attacks through PM culminating in the termination and deletion of aforementioned abberrations.
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Posted: Jun 9 2010, 05:38 PM
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Anyway, I've already posted a screen cap of the message, I got, on Random.

I didn't check out the site but I suspect a virus.
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Posted: Jun 9 2010, 05:43 PM
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WME has been hit slightly more severe. 3700 members were spammed by this spambot. On IDW, 6700 members were hit, but consider IDW has 13000 members, 6700 is only half, whereas WME has only 5000 members, 3700 members out of 5000 is a bigger ratio. Either way, everything has been cleared up along with the new PM notification as well.

However, the Emails that were sent out can not be unsent. So I apologize in advanced for any troubles this may caused you.

Do a Google search this name and you will realize this Leily87 is a new bot that's going around: http://www.google.com/search?q=Leily87 Only 100 results so far, and we are one of the first couple hundred forums that are being hit on the Internet.
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Posted: Jun 26 2010, 08:17 PM
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I will have you thinking that I think some members has been affected with this because in my PM Inbox, our regulars have been pm'ing me with the same message as to what Leily87 has said.
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Posted: Jun 30 2010, 11:19 PM
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Posted: Jul 1 2010, 04:46 AM
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Posted: Jul 3 2010, 11:16 PM
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damn spammers... <_<

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Posted: Aug 4 2010, 09:03 AM
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Usually spambots cant get into a forum if email verification is on. But nowadays, spam bots are getting more and more clever

Id suggest adding a secondary mandatory captcha to the registration such as:

a. name your favorite wangan maximum character?
b. which arcade do you play wangan maximum tune?

(favorite car wouldnt be a good idea, since the filter of car makes would be bypassed by the spam bot)

this way it could lessen the growing number of bots autoregging

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Posted: Aug 4 2010, 04:12 PM
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QUOTE (Modoki @ 7 hours, 9 minutes ago)
Usually spambots cant get into a forum if email verification is on. But nowadays, spam bots are getting more and more clever

Id suggest adding a secondary mandatory captcha to the registration such as:

a. name your favorite wangan maximum character?
b. which arcade do you play wangan maximum tune?

(favorite car wouldnt be a good idea, since the filter of car makes would be bypassed by the spam bot)

this way it could lessen the growing number of bots autoregging

Let's take those two examples into consideration. Quite a lot of people don't actually play the actual game. A lot of people joined this forum to talk about real automotive related activities.

Although that is a good idea.
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Posted: Aug 4 2010, 05:03 PM
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Captcha when you send PM

:)

Also for security, features, stability and more, upgrade to IPB 3.0 instead of 2

Just do a google "IPB 3.0 vs IPB 2.0"

There's a new EASY way to deploy it, and a VERY EASY way to register "Connect with Facebook" :-"
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any more questions MSN/facebook me.


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Posted: Aug 4 2010, 08:15 PM
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QUOTE (WRX22B1998 @ 3 hours, 12 minutes ago)
Captcha when you send PM

:)

Also for security, features, stability and more, upgrade to IPB 3.0 instead of 2

Just do a google "IPB 3.0 vs IPB 2.0"

There's a new EASY way to deploy it, and a VERY EASY way to register "Connect with Facebook" :-"
;)

any more questions MSN/facebook me.
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Posted: Aug 9 2010, 07:44 AM
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QUOTE (Geo @ Aug 5 2010, 02:15 PM)
*COUGH*

http://wmexpressway.net/index.php?act=donate

Yeah if I had money MYSELF I would then maybe consider donating it. Until then...
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Posted: Aug 13 2010, 03:07 AM
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WRX22B1998
Posted: Aug 25 2011, 03:48 PM
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over 377 days old. but its still on topic.

i think we need to make another option when signing up for accounts because these spambots seem to be around more and more lately :/

anyone else care to share their thoughts? :unsure:

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