spambots

Discussion in 'The Site' started by Orhainmalz, 20 April 2018.

  1. Orhainmalz

    Orhainmalz League 2

    16 March 2018
    England
    Arsenal F.C.
    Noticed 4 members in the member list who's currently online, all have similar names (rather provocative, feminine names) and have a birthdate all of late 1996 (and all joined earlier today), I suspect these are spammers.

    Maybe look into doing some sort of better verification for the site, like a required profile field or hidden field. Given the nature of the usernames I suspect these are old scripts...
     
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  2. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Our software automatically cross-references new users with the stopforumspam.com database which raises red flags in case of suspicious ip addresses, names and/or mail addresses. If a bot manages to slip through that, though, we also verify every first post by new members by hand. This combination has proven to be pretty reliable to us.

    Still, could you pass me those names along? I'd like to see if I can spot a pattern I could put onto our internal blacklist. Cheers!
     
  3. superleeds1

    superleeds1 72 Veteran Staff

    16 July 2004
    Gods County
    LUFC O.K.
    Reckon its these Tom.

    womanstyle397
    ladyangel456
    fitnessgirl186
    angellady02
     
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  4. superleeds1

    superleeds1 72 Veteran Staff

    16 July 2004
    Gods County
    LUFC O.K.
    Whatever these accounts are more appear to be proliferating on the forum.
    No posts yet.
     
  5. Orhainmalz

    Orhainmalz League 2

    16 March 2018
    England
    Arsenal F.C.
    Yea superleeds1, it is those such names.
     
  6. superleeds1

    superleeds1 72 Veteran Staff

    16 July 2004
    Gods County
    LUFC O.K.
    And on & on they continue, there is going to be quite some issue soon,
    Tom
     
  7. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    I'm pretty relaxed, they'd still have to pass our first-post-approval gate first if there's any intention of spamming this place.
     
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  8. superleeds1

    superleeds1 72 Veteran Staff

    16 July 2004
    Gods County
    LUFC O.K.
    If it is not a spambot we are on psycho alert,unless a ladies club is joining us!
     
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  9. zlac

    zlac League? What league?

    2 February 2007
    Croatia
    Take a look at their last actions ... viewing other members' profiles. Smells like data harvester
     
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  10. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Banned some dozen manually, also stopforumspam.com seems to have caught up on them now. Should have been a storm in a teacup.
     
  11. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies Chief PESsimist Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    For God's sake, no wonder angellady02 hasn't replied about the money I sent her for the plane tickets! We were supposed to be getting married this weekend! THANKS FOR NOTHING TOM!
     
  12. Chuny

    Chuny Fede De Blasio

    hahahaha
     
  13. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    l.ili.a.z.u.ravl.ev.a0.1@gmail.com

    You're welcome. All the best! :LOVE:
     
  14. Orhainmalz

    Orhainmalz League 2

    16 March 2018
    England
    Arsenal F.C.
    Nice, gmail's 'we don't care about dots in emails' thing being abused by spambots to get past registration blocks. -.-

    also, they bypassed somehow, one of them copied the WE7/PES3 thread first post and reposted it, it was locked but I'm not sure if the user was dealt with
     
    Last edited: 24 April 2018
  15. Chris Davies

    Chris Davies Chief PESsimist Staff

    14 May 2003
    Tranmere Rovers
    Well, she arrived at Liverpool airport and I asked if I could have my money back.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    FYI: We're aware of a recent flood of new bots sending "Hello" messages to several users.
     
  17. Titch

    Titch Premiership

    4 October 2004
    Thanks glad it wasn't just me. Should I delete the message and share the username with you?
     
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  18. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    I've already banned a shitload of them, again. If you click on the profile of said bot and the username is crossed out, it's banned.
     
  19. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Update: Think I've banned all of them for today. Please only send reports if the profile username isn't crossed out. This is how a banned profile looks like:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Titch

    Titch Premiership

    4 October 2004
    It just says the user's profile is not available. I'm guessing you've sorted that then.
     
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  21. rockstrongo

    rockstrongo International

    25 August 2006
    Sweden
    Hammarby
    Didn’t see this thread,ignore my pm @Tom
    Just married Angelgirl 145
     
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  22. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    :D
     
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  23. rockstrongo

    rockstrongo International

    25 August 2006
    Sweden
    Hammarby
    Pes 19 implementing ladies team?
    Good news Super^^
     
  24. rockstrongo

    rockstrongo International

    25 August 2006
    Sweden
    Hammarby
    She’s a top bird Chris,all the best<3
     
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  25. Tom

    Tom Administratør Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Another update since we're still getting pounded big time: We've removed the ability to engage in private conversations for users who aren't part of the "verified" user group. Users will be promoted to that pool after having made their first post which always gets verified by us manually. This should effectively stop them from sending those pesky messages.

    edit: This counts for new bots which register/ed after the time this was posted.
     
    Last edited: 8 May 2018
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  26. mattmid

    mattmid Premiership

    15 December 2011
    Don't you just love the human race sometimes...
     
  27. sltpn3

    sltpn3 Button Clicker

    4 October 2010
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Manchester United
    I thought i'm gonna make a report.
    But I see you've sort it out.
    Thanks, Tom.
     
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  28. Orhainmalz

    Orhainmalz League 2

    16 March 2018
    England
    Arsenal F.C.
    And shady VPSes that don't listen to abuse reports etc
     
  29. zlac

    zlac League? What league?

    2 February 2007
    Croatia
  30. nesa24

    nesa24 International

    29 September 2010
    Serbia
    S.S. Lazio
    sex is nice
    she cant belive what 24mm can do
    and she needs a teacher
     

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