Spam User Signups at AGD and elsewhere

Discussion in 'General Casino Affiliate Area' started by Guard Dog, Jan 7, 2011.

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    Daera

    Daera Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I added the following code to my registration.php. Unless I forgot how to count, the number of characters in my domain is also 25.

    After uploading the changed script, I clicked on our register link and got the following error.

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    So I just put the original register link back. It was worth a try though.

    The isbot mod is working fairly well. Yesterday, I ended up with over 100 BLOCKED registrations from isbot, with only about 2-3 spam bots that were able to register. So that's not too bad.
     
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    triple777s

    triple777s Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Were getting hit now over at Gambling Affiliate Place....had so many signups i got excited until i saw all the "suspicious" usernames and ips.....so i may have to read through this entire thread now to figure out how to stop the "madness"! lol

    THanks for the good read.

    pat
     
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    Simmo!

    Simmo! Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Ah ok - you should just remove the two sectins that relate to 123456 then Daera. The first (and main) bit seems OK.

    Cheers

    Simmo!
     
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    Guard Dog

    Guard Dog Guard Dog Staff Member

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    Vladi

    Vladi Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    This one is controversial and won't suit everyone's site (and we don't run vBulletin), but it has proved effective in blocking 99% of human spam on our sites: if possible make your site read only (or block completely) to visitors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria (and wherever else you are receiving a problem from that does not supply you with revenue earning traffic).

    We were getting multiple spammer registrations a day, bogus threads and posts, all coming from 2-bit "SEO" companies. But since making the site read only (they can read anything on site but are blocked from registering for an account or logging in) for these countries a few months ago, our spam problem is almost zero.
     

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