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Spam getting through 12 years 5 months ago #1298

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I'm having some problems with spam getting posted even with the captcha activated.

It started a while back, when I was still running v2.x so I upgraded to v3.26, but that didn't help.

I've now turned off comments for unregistered users, which seems to work for now. But I'd rather have it possible for everyone to post.

I'm running Joomla 1.0.15 by the way.

Spam getting through 12 years 5 months ago #1341

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You are not the only one with that problem. Walter Cédric is looking where the problem is coming from.

Spam getting through 12 years 4 months ago #1614

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Got comments on all my articles today. Even though I require a logged in user and that the users have to be activated via email.

I had forgot to add captcha for registered users though, so once they had created a user they could add as many comments as they wished.

Spam getting through 12 years 4 months ago #1660

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Comments on all articles again. With captcha activated and registration requirement.

Spam getting through 12 years 4 months ago #1661

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I never understood how it is possible for the bot to register itself if e-mail confirmation is required?

Spam getting through 12 years 3 months ago #1814

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Having the same problem. Some IP (china) is posting "WoW Gold .... " comments. He keeps coming back once I thought he is gone for good. Was wandering if the catpcha can be reCAPTCHA.

Spam getting through 12 years 3 months ago #1823

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Well, I've read a short news several months ago that captcha was cracked, but I still didn't find the time to update my knowledge on the subject. We will rewrite and add new functionality to our software after version 4.0.

Spam getting through 12 years 2 months ago #2111

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I have got the same problem, the bot keep coming back T_T, I am even trying to ban his IP and censor him...

Spam getting through 12 years 2 months ago #2116

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Another way of going around this is to have a gap imposed between 2 consecutive comments from the same IP. Like a user from a same IP cannot post 2 comments within a gap of 1 min etc.

Spam getting through 12 years 2 months ago #2121

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Hello guys! Yep, we are also having problems with spam in the demo section. The captcha system will be updated after releasing 4.0 . Up until then - banIP is the solution.

Spam getting through 12 years 2 months ago #2176

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Another way of going around this is to have a gap imposed between 2 consecutive comments from the same IP. Like a user from a same IP cannot post 2 comments within a gap of 1 min etc.


@ingudam : can you tell where can I set that ?

Spam getting through 12 years 2 months ago #2178

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Walina, that is a feature that is still not implemented. Up until then htaccess and block IP is the key:
www.clockwatchers.com/htaccess_block.html

Spam getting through 12 years 2 months ago #2193

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Thank you very much ! I will take a look :)

Spam getting through 12 years 1 month ago #2530

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Hey, I got the same problem. With the WOW spam and some other random spam.. usually they are coming from the 12x.x.x.x IP address. I just wanna help by sharing my IP Ban list of those bot who got through:

58.17.153.2, 59.42.99.94, 218.108.223.111, 123.145.174.144, 123.145.175.29, 121.32.19.29, 125.70.59.87,

I hope this helps, and encourage others to share their BAN IP list also.

Cheers! :laugh:

Spam getting through 12 years 1 month ago #2650

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Hi I need to block some spam too but i dont exactly where and which .htaccess to change to block IP from posting comments.

Spam getting through 12 years 1 month ago #2652

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You can also use the backend of !jocomment for the purpose. Under security you can write the ips that should be blocked separated with comma.

Spam getting through 12 years 3 weeks ago #3112

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The solution I found was:

www.blockacountry.com

let me see if it worked for u...

it's not perfect, but all my traffic is local... I can control this way.

cheers
Vasco Barbosa
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Spam getting through 12 years 2 weeks ago #3281

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Hello guys,
I had been trying to ignore this problem as it happens only once in a while. I use to write a sql script to clean up the spam. But it surfaced again this time, posting some 50 spams. I thought I would do something about it, like I had told sometime back.

This is what I have done. I have done only one testing.

I have enhanced the banIP functionality to ban an IP if there has been posting from this IP in the last 10 mins. Presumption is that a normal human being will require atleast 10 mins of reading to post a sensible comment :P . It can be changed based on individual requirement :P


Please change the code in comment.class.php under comment/joscomment folder in the function
function isBlocked($ip)

    function isBlocked($ip)
    {
        if ($this->_ban != '') {
            $ipList = split(',', $this->_ban);
            foreach($ipList as $item) {
                if (trim($item) == $ip) return true;
            }
        }
 
 		//Ingu :: check if comments have been posted within the last 10 mins from the same IP
		//if yes, disallow. For a human being to comment properly, he would spend more than
		// 10 mins to ponder
 
        global $database;
        $database->SetQuery("SELECT * FROM jos_comment WHERE ip='$ip' and date > DATE_SUB(now(),INTERVAL '0:10' HOUR_MINUTE)");
        $data = $database->loadAssocList(); // or die('Database error: getNewPost!');
 
        if ($data) {
			//if some rows are returned, mark the IP as a banned ip.
			return true;
        }
 
 
        return false;
    }
 

Hope this helps fellow guys.

Hey Daniel,
Maybe this feature can flow into the regular release. The number of mins can be parameterized. Check it out.

Cheers,
Ingu

Spam getting through 11 years 9 months ago #4846

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I have not stared with promotion of my site but I already have spam!!!!

88.198.233.xxx

www.gorbostroyka.ru/index.php?option=com...2-07-39-04&Itemid=57

Guys, this is a complete show stopper. I will hate to uninstall joomlacomponent...

How about Akismet, can we get it going in 4.0?

www.marcofolio.net/joomla/enable_akismet...n_joomlacomment.html

Spam getting through 11 years 9 months ago #4859

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Ok, Alex! Try beta1 and turn on akismet support:
www.compojoom.com/blog/8-news/82-joomlac...-beta1-released.html
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