Spam registration

Spam registration

July 3, 2013
Jean-Francois Jean-Francois
  • Jean-Francois
    Jean-Francois
    Newbie 53 points

    Hi Mark,

    I have been spammed, all the way !
    30 websites of mine have been hit.
    I get at least 500 registrations in one day on one website.
    So multiply it with 30: 15 000 registrations ….. so my security script blocked everything.

    At the moment, all registration are closed until I find a solution !

    It was, robots from Russia and France

    Russia : Attack registration
    France: Spamindexing
    72.207.123.34
    5.135.161.94
    58.62.190.63
    69.175.77.93
    198.143.135.107
    38.127.98.89
    46.182.24.2
    37.59.179.232

    So about that:
    – We need to have forms more secure.
    – Can you put more filter in fields on forms.
    – For free Packages, we need an option like:
    Check the case, if you don’t want to offer profile page to this package.

    Before you ask me, only websites with a premiumpress script were affected.

    regards,

    July 3, 2013 at 10:24 pm
  • Richard Bonk
    Richard Bonk
    Super Guru 2,739 points

    I have had discussion about spam registration with Mark just few days ago and Mark will be adding some extra measures to combat it in the coming updates.

    July 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm
  • Jean-Francois
    Jean-Francois
    Newbie 53 points

    Very nice !

    July 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm

  • Stephen
    Newbie 2 points

    I would like to have a CAPTCHA in the “submit”

    Thanks

    July 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm
  • Harry
    Harry
    Senior Member 135 points

    Sorry to hear that Jean-Francois. I too am being bombarded with spam registrations on my DP sites but thankfully nowhere near as heavy.

    I tried Better WP security plug in and posted about the problems I faced using that.

    Can’t wait for the new measures.

    July 4, 2013 at 12:16 am
  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,812 points

    Stephen there are plugins that will add CAPTCHA to the reg/login pages.

    July 4, 2013 at 12:45 am
  • Jean-Francois
    Jean-Francois
    Newbie 53 points

    It’s only happening on Directorypress, shopperpress and classifiedstheme.
    All other blogs created with WordPress are not affected !
    So there is a hole somewhere in those scripts !

    July 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm
  • David Harris
    David Harris
    Senior Member 367 points

    @ Jean-François have you seen and tried this, I don’t get much if any spam.

    I have it on all my sites, I would be interested to know if it was of help to you or not, I never used to get much spam anyway but now it’s basically zero.

    Still get some odd signups on a forum of mine but they never spam.

    http://perishablepress.com/ultimate-htaccess-blacklist/

    David
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    Specialising in ShopperPress.

    July 7, 2013 at 8:48 am
  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,812 points

    thanks for sharing

    July 7, 2013 at 10:21 am
  • David Harris
    David Harris
    Senior Member 367 points
    July 7, 2013 at 10:32 am
  • Jean-Francois
    Jean-Francois
    Newbie 53 points

    Will see this !
    Thanks David !
    For people who want to scan their files: http://sourceforge.net/projects/rips-scanner/

    July 7, 2013 at 11:55 am
  • David Harris
    David Harris
    Senior Member 367 points

    Or you can try this trial edition.

    http://www.acunetix.com/

    July 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm
  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,812 points

    what spam plugins have u guys tried, think i should test out a few.

    July 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm
  • Jean-Francois
    Jean-Francois
    Newbie 53 points

    Common spammers I got, make registration, make a false submission, and after they use their profile page to put links or craps.

    The widgets I use for my websites, the list:
    dashboard-notepad
    members-list
    custom-post-type-ui
    advanced-custom-fields
    premiumpress_image_watermark
    premiumpress-user-photo
    jquery-vertical-accordion-menu
    slidedeck-lenses
    slideshow-jquery-image-gallery
    dropdown-menu-widget
    simple-google-maps-short-code
    adrotate
    myarcadeblog
    job-manager
    event-organiser

    restrict-content
    sucuri-scanner
    si-captcha-for-wordpress
    limit-login-attempts
    broken-link-checker
    block-bad-queries
    register-ip
    avh-first-defense-against-spam
    theme-check
    unique-url-v7

    thanks-you-counter-button
    wordpress-seo
    theme-file-duplicator
    wordpress-importer
    word-statistics-plugin
    wp-fast-cache
    wp-realtime-sitemap
    wp-rss-multi-importer
    youtube-channel-gallery

    July 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm
  • Jean-Francois
    Jean-Francois
    Newbie 53 points

    Sorry for the big list, I misread what you said Mark ! 😯

    July 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm
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