Thu 29th Dec 2011, 23:34
Exactly, even the updated reCaptcha has been proven to be beaten by bots. Human Q & A is much more effective than any image. It would be better to ask a question which can't be Googled in any way, as many bots can actually use Google to answer questions.
Originally Posted by Shahrier
Thu 29th Dec 2011, 23:38
A question such as, What does BAF stand for. Or something like that.
Mon 2nd Jan 2012, 00:05
Yes, I notice that there are quite a few. That is not good for a potential new member.
Mon 2nd Jan 2012, 01:36
How about Captcha + Human Q & A? Double protection
From what I notice, usually spammer is new user below 20 post, we can take some action against this group. E.g. their post and thread is not auto visible to public. When those spammer cant see instant result, or they require spent more time to spam BAF, probably they will give up and move to others forum.
Mon 2nd Jan 2012, 05:17
I notice these spammers since october 2011, there has been lots of spams from users with below 20 posts. I'm beginning to think vB can't simply avoid these spammers
Thu 5th Jan 2012, 09:00
True that. I myself have deleted like 30+ spam threads on a single day.
Originally Posted by ownedbox
I'm kinda felt sorry for not being that active last December.
Fri 13th Jan 2012, 11:09
I am happy to see all usual members, welcome back Gekidan. Junk post at BAF is getting decrease, good job.
Fri 13th Jan 2012, 13:06
Triangle, triangle, triangle. It's getting a little difficult to find the real topics with all the spam.
Fri 13th Jan 2012, 14:49
BAF Tech Admin
There actually is a human Q&A part of registration already in place, as well as re-Captcha (which I know is not great anymore). The Q&A that we have should be good enough to stop the bots, but I'm wondering if the Facebook Connect feature is being utilized by spammers as a way around registration security? I haven't thought to investigate that, but I will ASAP. I've been away from BAF for quite a while, and didn't realize how bad the spam has gotten. I'll do what I can to stop it or at least slow it down.
Wed 18th Jan 2012, 09:24
As far as I could see, the Facebook Connect feature is one of the ways that one could work around security measures of sites. What if we de-activate it for a couple of days or weeks and see if the amount of spam is lessened.
Wed 18th Jan 2012, 12:25
BAF Tech Admin
You're right, GekiDan, I've found out that FB Connect does indeed circumvent our anti-spam measures. I"ll be consulting with Fergal about your suggestion as well as one of my own. The spam has really gotten bad!