What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

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What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Taypo » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:12 pm

Does it seem like the site is getting more spam posts than normaln the last couple days?


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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Chubblesdc » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:51 pm

This is my first night on and I considered removing myself because of it. Is it normally this bad or is it new?

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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby carlson1 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:56 pm

If you see them before we do make sure you report them. We don't always see them first time, but the one so far tonight is now gone.
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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby C-dub » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:10 am

We normally do not get many spam posts. I haven't seen the ones lately. IIRC, I seem to remember there only being big problems once or twice a year for a week or so. It gets cleaned up pretty quick, though, when it happens.
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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby mojo84 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:24 am

It appears to come in waves. The mods do an excellent job removing it and the offender. They have to sleep and do other things so they may not get it as soon as it appears but it never lasts long. I bet many people do not even see it.

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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby AndyC » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:08 am

I rarely see it and when I do, I report it via the little "!" icon (in the upper-right corner of the post) to alert the mods.
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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Scott B. » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:22 pm

I've been running this same forum package on a test server. Found it really helps to ban all the CN, IN, RU, and UA country IP ranges that the spam originates from and to block all the freebie email domains from IN and RU.
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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Syntyr » Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:43 pm

Haven't seen much lately. This is the best board I have been on in that regards.

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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Abraham » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:26 pm

Scott B.,

Would I be correct in assuming those IP addresses are China, India, Russia, and I'm not sure about, but maybe, United Arab Emirates?

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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Abraham » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:27 pm

Scott B,

I forgot to ask how one goes about banning those IP addresses?

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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Scott B. » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:04 pm

Abraham,

UA is the country code for Ukraine internet/domains.

In forums, it's done from the admin side. This software has a nice lookup hook that spits out the entire range for that particular provider. That doesn't work for the craftier spammers, but it cuts out about 85%.

Unfortunately, we don't get the same level of control in our personal email.
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Re: What the heck is going on with all the spam lately?

Postby Abraham » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:47 pm

Scott B,

Thank you for information.

I'm currently reading a book called "Future Crimes" by Marc Goodman and there's so much crime associated with criminal/governmental/malicious hacking it's absolutely mind boggling.


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