Author Topic: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)  (Read 13040 times)

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ZeroVerteX

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Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« on: October 12, 2006, 11:16:56 PM »
I got an email regarding a personal message on the Avast forum. If you are under 18 or don't like looking at enlarged Asian naked male ..um... parts, don't look at the pic at the URL below. It was in line in the message and my 5 year old daughter came very close to seeing my screen just as I was pulling up the message on my laptop. Is this new? Has this been a problem before? Is there anything that can be done?

P.S. Avast rocks! I don't get much chance to say thanks for such a great product!!


Quote from: JessicaA
If you have some time check out this COOL pic:

Also, check out the following website I came across:

It will knock your socks off!
Next, the below website is thrilling!!!

Finally, the following website is the absolute BOMB!!!

ENJOY!!!

MY PIC:


« Last Edit: October 13, 2006, 12:12:00 AM by kubecj »

scorpion7552

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What the hell is that!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 11:17:44 PM »
I just receive that mail today  ???
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You have just been sent a personal message by JessicaA on avast!WEBforum.

IMPORTANT: Remember, this is just a notification. Please do not reply to this email.

The message they sent you was:

If you have some time check out this COOL pic:

Also, check out the following website I came across:

It will knock your socks off!
Next, the below website is thrilling!!!

Finally, the following website is the absolute BOMB!!!

ENJOY!!!

MY PIC:

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and the sender is supposed to be "webadmin@asw.cz"

What do you think of that ???
« Last Edit: October 13, 2006, 12:12:30 AM by kubecj »

kubecj

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Re: What the hell is that!
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 11:24:09 PM »
It's a Personal Message sent by malicious user thru this forum. I'm sorry for that but currently I see no way how to prevent such actions.  >:(

The person was banned ASAP (but not as soon as I'd want)

scorpion7552

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 11:27:36 PM »
Just to complete my post: it's not a PM, this crap has been sent to my email

[edit]yes, PM too  >:([/edit]
« Last Edit: October 12, 2006, 11:34:05 PM by scorpion7552 »

Airmapper

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006, 11:27:53 PM »
Just found this thread. I PM'ed an Admin about it. I'm a Forum Admin myself, if that happened on my board I'd be pretty annoyed.

psychichigh

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Re: What the hell is that!
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2006, 11:37:52 PM »
It's a Personal Message sent by malicious user thru this forum. I'm sorry for that but currently I see no way how to prevent such actions.  >:(

A possibility might be to separate the emailing script from the rest of the forum itself, and only allow localhost connections to the script.

JediMasterCK

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2006, 11:41:23 PM »
I'm sorry for that but currently I see no way how to prevent such actions.  >:(

Upgrading to the latest SMF would help...

kabibbles

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006, 11:43:48 PM »
Got one too- this came to my personal email account.  Checked my profile and my email is hidden, how did this person get my email address?

kubecj

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2006, 11:43:57 PM »
What new feature is in 1.0.8 (latest version), to prevent this?

kubecj

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2006, 11:44:50 PM »
You're getting notification about it in your mail. But it's PM sent from another registered user.

justin1278

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Re: What the hell is that!
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2006, 11:46:15 PM »
It's a Personal Message sent by malicious user thru this forum. I'm sorry for that but currently I see no way how to prevent such actions.  >:(

The person was banned ASAP (but not as soon as I'd want)

Hey Kubecj,

On the Comodo forums we have a limit to 1 post per 90 seconds, that helps a lot on the speed that spammers can post at, this also applies to PM's they can only send 1 PM per 90 seconds as well. So say they post some spam then they cannot post again or send an e-mail for 90 seconds. Maybe you should consider setting these restrictions, of course it doesn't have to be 90 seconds, you can make it a shorter time such as 45 or whatever you like.

kubecj

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2006, 11:46:57 PM »
Here it's 20 seconds. It's obvious it doesn't work for PMs  :(

justin1278

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2006, 11:51:44 PM »
Here it's 20 seconds. It's obvious it doesn't work for PMs  :(

Hmmm, is the forum software up to date? If not that feature may be only available in future versions.

Comodo is using SMF 1.1 RC2

P.S. I think that Comodo took off the 90 second limit for posts, I believe you can only send 1 PM every 90 seconds though. Still with this feature it can help cut down on spam.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2006, 11:57:00 PM by justin1278 »

JediMasterCK

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2006, 11:54:32 PM »
What new feature is in 1.0.8 (latest version), to prevent this?

Actually, (if I'm not mistaken) 1.0.8 might be the end of that line...

You're better off with SMF 1.1 RC3... Has CAPTCHA to prevent Spammers from getting in in the first place... There's also Account Activation... There's also options to hide email addresses of members so that even if a spammer gets they can't get emails... And PMs can be limited somehow...

I have an SMF board and never have had a problem with Spammers with SMF...

kubecj

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Re: Spam for the Forum (NSFW!)
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2006, 11:58:23 PM »
But I refuse to install RC here, that's not an option. Activation/hiding of emails is also here, and is turned on.