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SPAM Attack

Post by Barry on Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:41 pm

Early this morning (Forum time) this site was subjected to its first infiltration by a SPAMbot. Fortunately it amounted to not much more than a nuisance for Corsair and yours truly to delete and remove the several dozen offending junk posts and fake user names. But it does make ya a bit uneasy.

I have done all that I'm aware of to batten down the hatches in order to prevent a recurrence but nothing is ever guaranteed in this bits 'n' bytes world. The SPAMers are clever buggers and usually find a way to circumvent whatever roadblocks you erect.

As most of you are aware our Forum is hosted by a free service and they own the software behind the face you see. That means nobody but they may make any fundamental changes to the code which controls the registration procedures, etc. We have to trust that they will tighten things up so this doesn't become a recurring event.

For the time being all is well, but keep your collective fingers crossed!

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Re: SPAM Attack

Post by corsair on Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:33 pm

Thumb Up   Thanks, bro!!

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Re: SPAM Attack

Post by Barry on Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:59 pm

Right back atcha!
Gee, ain't this new-fangled technology just the bees knees? Rolling Eyes

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