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Author Topic: Spam and new Users  (Read 5848 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2010, 04:11:07 AM »

Wow flooded this morning!

When I ran a forum, I found the spam bots were targeting known script filenames.  Simply going through the php scripts and changing the filenames was enough to break their scripts 100%.  I had to search each php script for invocations of the modified account and posting script names.  The spam scripts are written to target thousands of sites.  I bet if each site were modified slightly, forum spam would cease to exist.

The spam script most likely searched for the string "Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC" at the bottom of the page and added this site to their list sent out to botnets.

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