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Post by Zylo on Tue May 14, 2013 6:16 am

DON'T CLICK ON THE DISH LINK THING IN GENERAL DISCUSSION!!! IT WILL TRY AND UPLOAD A VIRUS,

MODS DELETE THAT THREAD ASAP.

then delete this warning.


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Post by Unclever title on Tue May 14, 2013 9:38 am

Ah our first spam virus thread...

Forums grow up so fast these days.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by Admin on Tue May 14, 2013 9:59 am

I deleted the topic and banned the user and the IP. I also may have picked up the virus in the process, haha. I have no idea why I can't find an option to delete topics from the admin panel, but I had to open up the topic to delete it for some reason. -__-
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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by gestaltScribbler on Tue May 14, 2013 10:01 am

Scratch that, I think Avast! stopped it from ever getting onto my lappy.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by Zylo on Tue May 14, 2013 3:37 pm

gestaltScribbler wrote:Scratch that, I think Avast! stopped it from ever getting onto my lappy.

Yeah Avast saved me as well.

Also looks like there is another virus thing in Souls Smith Workshop.
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Post by gestaltScribbler on Tue May 14, 2013 5:16 pm

I nuked it. Does anybody have any idea why this is happening, or of a way to prevent it?
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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by Zylo on Tue May 14, 2013 5:34 pm

Don't know what this forum does or does not have, but could have people apply on a waiting list and have a real person scan the lists to spot spam bots by adding a section like "state your favorite color" or something to registration.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by gloomyMoron on Tue May 14, 2013 5:59 pm

Short of Manual Account Verification and Activation? No. There is no way to stop Spam-Bot Accounts. Ever. No matter how great the anti-bot counter measure, there will always be a counter for it. Captcha? It's a joke that is relatively easily broken (some with just simple brute force methods). You need a whole suite of solutions to deal with Spam Bots and the like, and even then that will only just lessen the work load you have to do.

Professional Forum Software (like vB and such) have decent counter measures. I think there are even lists of known fraudulent emails and such, as well as ways to filter them. Though, I don't actually KNOW that. I never had the option on any of the boards I worked with. On the forums I moderated it was, Manual Verification, Captcha, and Security question. That tends to stop MOST offenders.

In short, what Zylo said.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by Harvest Ty on Tue May 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Maybe people could verify themselves and their account in waiting via Mspaforum pms or something, and then they could be activated? :'l
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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by truebug on Tue May 14, 2013 8:19 pm

I think what gM suggested would work fine.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST / Virus / Spam Protection HQ

Post by Dreamscythes231 on Fri May 17, 2013 8:31 am

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CURSE YOU VIRUSES!!!!


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