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    Auto Web Spam Tool

    I have recently come across a spam bot that can spam on guestbooks, forums of various types like PhpBB, YaBB and BulletinBoard.

    The url is http://www.botmaster.net

    I do not run a forum or guest book or anything like that but i might in the future.

    How can this software be defeated with out manually deleting every thing it posts?.

    EDIT: Disabled link on request
    Last edited by crowchy; February 26th, 2007 at 04:09 PM.

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    Dont know.....

    But I aint gonna click.

    Maybe you can splain how it works...then I would be able to splain how to mitigate



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    Last edited by morganlefay; February 23rd, 2007 at 04:04 AM.
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    Probably a good idea...

    Quote Originally Posted by morganlefay
    Dont know..... But I aint gonna click.
    Maybe you can splain how it works...then I would be able to splain how to mitigate MLF

    Probably a fairly good idea to not visit that link; might be malformed anyway, reading between the lines on this thread; http://codingforums.com/archive/index.php?t-104038.html
    There are several PHPbb admin methods, some have been mentioned, and some of the original built-in ones don't really stop the various-spammers. The problem is they get on your member list even before they're approved and the list is spider-bait and the spam names/url's/email addresses are often offensive to legitimate forum members especially if the forum belongs to a group/company/etc. but is publicly available. There are several (3 or so) pages you can edit in PHPbb to slow them down a lot, and one more to stop them totally. But the internal admin tools are not really much good in PHPbb against spammers. Anyway, that's MHO.

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    Hmm i would suggest that maybe the original link should be removed.

    the site isn't what it's meant to be.

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    Good point mate! I have disabled the clickys...............
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
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    Dont you think that was a bit harsh neging me?.

    I linked to the video which explained how the tool works, to me it seems very advanced and i want to know how a site would prevent an attack like this.

    How could i of explained my thread properly with out linking to the video explaining how the attack works?.

    I would of disabled the links asap if i was asked.

    Also the links were still active,nihil you just deleted the text.

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    I am still not clicking


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    Does the bot in question do OCR? If not, that's 1 way to stop it. OCR engines are very sophisticated but also pretty pricey. Seems to me if spammers could afford it, they wouldn't have to spam.

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    Hi Morgana~ they want you to pay $400~$450 for the botware

    This is what I found on vBulletin's site:

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/archi.../t-136604.html

    Some ideas on how to deal with spam bots
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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