Activate User Account Pt.2

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Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by MajorDefeat » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:19 am

I've just had 40 of these messages in one go this morning, to add to the 40 or so I received just yesterday.
It's getting a bit out of hand. Can anything be done?

*Update* Nearly 100 so far today, and it's only just gone 6pm!
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by Havoc » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:26 pm

yeah ive been getting a ton too lately! ive just been deleting them from my inbox

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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by redneck » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:09 pm

funny I don't get those messages I will look at my settings an copy paste them for ya maybe that will work
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by Havoc » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:29 pm

Boo, theyre for the clan leaders. Its basically people who want to join the site, have to get ''authorized'' from one of us. It just so happens that Maj. still gets them.

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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by SanitizedName » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:09 pm

You guys don't honestly think we are getting 30 ppl/day wanting to join the taw forms, do you? I'm thinking spam sign ups.

At any rate, it is pretty damn annoying!
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by MajorDefeat » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:11 am

Yes, they're all just randomly-generated names. Someone's spamming us using the =TAW= mailbox. There must be a fix.
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by Dread » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:33 am

any one have ideas?
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by SanitizedName » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:30 am

I'll see what I can find out. This is a weird one, since the forum sign-up section has an "anti-spam bot" question in it...

more to come....

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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by SanitizedName » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:45 am

changed the anti-spam bot countermeasure to use captcha, instead of simple question answering. let's see how it goes
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by MajorDefeat » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Seems to be working Sir - fingers crossed.

Thanks for your time.
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by Dread » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:53 am

was on captcha before and didn't work, does seem to work now

I deleted the webmaster email account to see what happens

also means nobody gets notified if there is a PM
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by MajorDefeat » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:36 am

All good fellas - thank you very much!
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by Cpt_Morgan » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:32 pm

The admin approval was added so bots could not register and post in the forums. A user (Major Defeat) can be removed from this list so they no longer receive the emails for approval. Recently the bots have been hitting the registration page of the site like crazy even though it's disabled. The security system i installed just bans them but they change IP and hit it again. Glad you guys figured it out!
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by Cpt_Morgan » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:44 pm

This is what i was talking about...

DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS OR YOU MAY BE BANNED!!!

An attack attempt was logged on 2013-11-26, 01:16:14.

Alert Type: Detected Attacks are blocked
IP Address: 120.38.93.58
URL: http://www.tawclan.net/site/?page=login&cmd=register
Referer (if any): http://www.tawclan.net/site?page=login&cmd=register
Attack Type: L1
Blacklisted IP Rule ID: 390
Total Impact: 100
If this blocks your users by mistake, please consult OSE support team for advices.

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OSE Anti-Hacker™ Security Alert

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This is happening on all my sites right now but TAW takes a lot more attacks than all my other sites combined. The script kiddies really like gaming sites for some reason.
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Re: Activate User Account Pt.2

Post by Dread » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:24 pm

Morgan is on the job!
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