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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2013, 05:38 »
The Russian invasion has begun ... ;D
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2013, 06:50 »
Kanna hack?
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013, 08:35 »
We have ousted the Russkies :)
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2013, 08:56 »
Running a web server is fraught with issues...the forum is running essentially as an add on to the web server, The problem is sometimes its hard to keep up with the contstantly changing exploits to the setups that we run.


Flaws and cracks are found all the time in the server and add on software modules. Sometimes these are published and other times not...if one is found and not published then there is always a risk that it can be used to a hackers advantage...but more typically they like to brag and word gets out about the flaw and it gets fixed.


Having a fix is great but it might get missed by those running the flawed software...and not corrected until a bigger update or version change.


Groups like anonymous take advantage of these kinds of flaws and exploit them to thier desired effect. The spam we get here is often the result of some "script kiddies" probably honing their skills for bigger and badder things.


System admin is not easy...sometimes a fix can break other things, so as with other things the cure might be worse than the disease until such a point comes that a combination of updates will work together.





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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2013, 14:47 »
We will strive our best to "contain" the spread. So please do report to us should you encounter any more spambot postings from time to time. As only myself and queks are "eliminating" the spambot postings only...so do expect some "delay" in removal. We will do our best to keep the forum in a "sane" state.
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2013, 14:51 »
We will strive our best to "contain" the spread. So please do report to us should you encounter any more spambot postings from time to time. As only myself and queks are "eliminating" the spambot postings only...so do expect some "delay" in removal. We will do our best to keep the forum in a "sane" state.
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Amen to that...
I guess if we get more spam, then it means we are more popular :)
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2013, 19:48 »
The Russians don't give up too easily... 2nd wave now...
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2013, 12:44 »
Damn...first the Russians, then the Ukrainians...now the Ah Tiongs...

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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2013, 13:15 »
They like XP :)
It's a new thing... they may think our site is more vunerable?
It's not affecting HWZ as much, I can tell you that..
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2013, 13:18 »
They like XP :)
It's a new thing... they may think our site is more vunerable?
It's not affecting HWZ as much, I can tell you that..

Hmmm...cannot be our traffic higher than the HWZone, right? Getting sick and tired of the sudden spike in spam activities of late.


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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2013, 23:06 »
Any reason why certain supposedly harmless threads are locked? Is it because of spammers?

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=154302.0
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=155394.0

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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2013, 23:08 »
Any reason why certain supposedly harmless threads are locked? Is it because of spammers?

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=154302.0
http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=155394.0
Accidental?
Or the work of spammers up to no good?
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2013, 23:16 »
Hmm. I also noticed this... I wonder maybe the admin got compromised?
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2013, 23:18 »
Maybe needs a controlled new user authorization, no posting until a week after joining or posts limited to one a day...its a pain for sure, maybe the software has some holes and needs updates?
I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

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Re: Why are we allowing these spammers?
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2013, 07:10 »
The russkies are back again...
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