Dang spam bots

Discussion in 'Site Comments, suggestions, and questions.' started by TheWidup, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. TheWidup

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    Do we need some sort of multifactor authentication to stop the madness?
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    sorry about that, should be gone now.
     
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    There is, but some do sneak through.
     
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    Umm. Looks like you need to enforce 2FA for everybody. This hack is bad news.
     
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    Wasn't a hack. Just spammers getting past the spam filters. Why would you think this was a hack and how would 2 step verification help stop a spammer that registers and posts spam?
     
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    Exactly, and also a pretty boring hack if it were ;)

    But wow that shit was prolific hitting every page.
     
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    Shaggy Administrator Staff Member

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    Some of the spammers had close to 2000 posts! Amazing how fast they can automate these spammers posts!
     
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    If you force a 2fa they can't automate the bot. Maybe a future approach?
     
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    So you want me to setup a 2 step verification and set it up to have members go through that verification process before every post, or every log in? I'd lose members pretty fast. :p

    All I did is now put all new registered members in a moderation que, and will approve them now, until this all dies down, which it will.
     
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    Maybe limit then post rate or challenge with 2FA after x number of post per sec/min? That might kill the bots
     

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