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Offline Kyrianchigozie

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Strange registerations
« on: October 12, 2013, 06:57:34 PM »
pls am stil designin an smf 2.05 and i havent made it known to anyone for registration but th e only thing i did i rememberd is that i shared d forum link one time ago on facebook when i was testing the share mod but since two days now i have been experiencing strange new registerionss wit this names like
HagsWidlidsSW
neersmaiseelHR
PythinyncKH
stasmatscoxFS
ThowboavaDN
WeriveryHibCH
   please i want to know if is normal, this looks like a computr generated users. please could it be somonee doing

Offline Burke ♞ Knight

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 07:08:21 PM »
Looks like a spam bot.
Set up your forum to be registration disabled, until you are ready to go live.
Also, set up some Verification questions.

Offline sheevanian

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 07:17:23 PM »
theres bots that just scan certain ip-ranges for open ports, those may stumble over your computers port that is opened to the internet. that even works without any publishing somewhere ever, even without a registered domain domain, even with an other port than 80 opened.

assuming you have "anti-bot-verification" enabled (and set to hard), i would say those registrations must be mady by some facebook people....

Offline Kyrianchigozie

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 07:30:07 PM »
ya my verification is on

Offline sheevanian

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013, 08:01:03 PM »
maybe checking the ip-adresses, those registrations came from, will give you an image....

like theres scan-bots out there, theres ppl who try to (ab)use anything open on another computer. and theres ppl who blindly register on anything, because they think its their online-banking registration...

i can imagine theres "hacker" that let a bot do most, then manually verify, and continue letting the bot continue.... as long as nobody gains root access you should be fine...

you could try to comunicte withe those "guys" by creating a board those users can definetely read by: "hello stasmatscoxFS....who are you? and why did u register here? ??? :P"

if they dont respond....just delete those accounts

Offline Kyrianchigozie

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 08:15:19 PM »
this is one of the ip of one user 216.244.80.58 i want to add verifictaion questions in d reg form nw, i have been messaging them but no response, i even sent dem mail though their registerd mail but no response. like this is the email of the user with above ip p.o.rt.c.o.ower.brom@gmail.com

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 08:20:37 PM »
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Offline Kyrianchigozie

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 08:26:22 PM »

Offline sheevanian

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2013, 09:02:26 PM »
if the hardest level of security questions and anti-bot-verification doesnt work and the registrations get more and more, then i have no idea.....

ip blocking makes no sense and entirely blocking registrations ,akes even less sense (on a forum where ppl should register and talk :)

maybe theres mods that block certain "bots behaviour" , but i dont know about that.

if those registrations dont get more, just delete them. if the same users/emails register again an again just remove all that users permissions.

as http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/216.244.80.58 [nofollow] looks like, its "scan-events" ignited by ppl....those may reoccur or never come back....dont bother with things you can not avoid  8)

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Re: Strange registerations
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2013, 09:36:43 PM »
'Hardest level of security questions'? Presuming you mean the image with letters in it, don't use that.

Much better to write your own anti spam questions.
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