[Updated] Spambots from Mordor, Rivendell back again

[Updated] Spambots from Mordor, Rivendell back again

We're have been under attack from asian spambots. It totally flooded our forums so I had to close down users from logging in, and I have also had to disable the registration of new members. From now you are able to login again, and accounts can be created again. I will however need to manually approve new accounts for a little while.

Sorry for the trouble!

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Etherlord

Etherlord 31 March, 2016 at 16:56 0

Can't edit the above, so I'll write again:

I think it's unlikely RR is manually targeted with spambots, so I think a solution could be to hide crucial elements of the site from bots' view.

For example, "SEND" button could be changed to a graphic, or invisible characters like ZWSP (​&​#​8​2​0​3​;) could be added inside the word:

SEND (bot sees "SEND")

SE​ND (bot sees "SE​​&​#​8​2​0​3​;​​ND")

Elrond

Elrond 31 March, 2016 at 22:12 0

I will implement Google's reCaptcha on registration to block most of the bots. I'll also try to implement some better "kick and ban"-function. Now it was a little tricky for me to get them kicked out since they were logged in while I was cleaning up :)

quest 16 April, 2016 at 11:58 0

I think we are again under attack!!!