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Holy shit the spam

Postby NeatNit » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:04 am

This has gone far enough... Can anything be done to stop this?
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Postby Evil Night » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:33 am

Since this board is running on phpBB2 other than very active moderation and banning the heck out of the spammers, which is essentially a waste of everyone's time, the best thing that comes to mind is ZBBlock which is a php wrapper designed to stop exploits and hacks but also prevents spammer registration by comparing IPs to the stopforumspam database and then blocking the client from the registration/login pages.
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Postby zjoere » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:15 pm

Buy kitchens?
You're so vain, you probably think this sig is about you
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Postby scottystreet » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:40 pm

zjoere wrote:Buy kitchens?

It appears we have no choice.
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Postby Mas Tnega » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:59 pm

No! We do not negotiate with kitchen salespeople!
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Postby tabasco boy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:31 pm

seems like we need more moderators here... I volunteer to be one... I'll keep this forum clean :twisted:
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:52 pm

I certainly would not mind another helping hand.
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Postby Laika » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:23 pm

I can do dustman job in my free time, too.
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Postby MeatNit » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:54 pm

I don't even like kitchens. Their very existence has murdered my people.
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Postby zjoere » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:15 pm

You're so vain, you probably think this sig is about you
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:58 pm

Kiss the chef [in his many kitchens]?

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Postby NeoThermic » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:21 pm

From memory ZBBlock is quite terrible. I'll have a proper look tonight, but I might have a better solution hanging around.

Also, what spam? ;)

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Postby MeatNit » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:12 am

I just misread 'kitchens newcastle' aloos 'kitchen necklaces'... THEY'RE BREEDING! EVOLVING! God help us all... :shock:
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Postby Evil Night » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:55 pm

NeoThermic wrote:From memory ZBBlock is quite terrible. I'll have a proper look tonight, but I might have a better solution hanging around.

Also, what spam? ;)

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Perhaps there have been significant changes since last you checked, I've been using it for about 10 months or so on several forums that used to get the living hell spammed out of them, even getting through recaptcha, and since I started using it I haven't seen a single spammer.
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Postby NeoThermic » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:12 pm

Evil Night wrote:
NeoThermic wrote:From memory ZBBlock is quite terrible. I'll have a proper look tonight, but I might have a better solution hanging around.

Also, what spam? ;)

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Perhaps there have been significant changes since last you checked, I've been using it for about 10 months or so on several forums that used to get the living hell spammed out of them, even getting through recaptcha, and since I started using it I haven't seen a single spammer.


Had a proper check, it's still as awful as before. It's based on a blacklist, of which at that point it becomes a game of "how many ways can I bypass the list of signatures". I had a quick look and I can think of at least five ways to bypass their SQL injection filters.

The script appears to be a blacklist check, both file-provided and lookup-provided and a few word/domain based blocks. As a quick devilish check, 'kitchen' isn't in their blocked words (because, you know, kitchens).

Scripts like ZZBlock are no real protection; they're just attempts at being secure. Their scope is limited, and the code it uses is horrific. Also, christ the opcode count of just one request... I'd rather stick with manually checking the forums!

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