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#1 2014-01-13 06:49:52

jackuars
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Registered: 2013-08-03
Posts: 938

Anti-spam measures at forum

I see a lot of spam threads on the forum. This could be due to weak anti-spam measures here. I mean during logging in, you don't even have to put the check mark on "I'm human", so I don't know what's the point there in including it.


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#2 2014-02-20 14:27:23

JEskandari
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Registered: 2013-10-16
Posts: 5

Re: Anti-spam measures at forum

jackuars wrote:

I see a lot of spam threads on the forum. This could be due to weak anti-spam measures here. I mean during logging in, you don't even have to put the check mark on "I'm human", so I don't know what's the point there in including it.

well there are spam measure but they are in wrong place for example my browser of choice is Waterfox but I can't use it normally to enter forum as it say

Error 403

We're sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /viewtopic.php?id=1367 on this server.

You do not have permission to access this server.

Your technical support key is: 02bf-f654-17f4-e8c8

You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.

If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact forum at eagleget.com and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.

and when I try to follow the links provided I get this.

Technical Support

Your web browser's User-Agent string contained data which is associated with spam or other malicious activity.

To resolve this problem, first clean your computer of viruses and other malware. Then reset your browser's User-Agent string to its default value, or use a different web browser.

Internet Explorer: Update to IE version 9 or higher. If you are unable to update, remove invalid entries from your registry.

Firefox: Reset your User-Agent string.

If you are using a work computer and are unable to make these changes yourself, contact your network administrator for assistance.

and the way to bypass this strange anti-spam feature is just to use a simple plugins to switch the user agent

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#3 2014-02-20 17:28:36

MisterJ
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Registered: 2013-01-22
Posts: 3,082

Re: Anti-spam measures at forum

Thanks, JEskandari.  Do you know what User Agent String Waterfox was sending?  Enjoy, John.

EDIT:  I DLed and installed Waterfox and looked at the User Agent String:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT; Win64; x64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 Waterfox/26.0

Last edited by MisterJ (2014-02-20 20:31:58)

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#4 2014-02-25 11:03:41

eagleget
Administrator
Registered: 2012-12-02
Posts: 1,498

Re: Anti-spam measures at forum

Hi JEskandari,


I'm aware of certain issues with websites not displaying content properly (such as Netflix). This is due to the Waterfox user agent, which is as follows:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT; Win64; x64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 Waterfox/26.0

The problem is that websites don't recognise just the Windows NT part of the string, they're expecting a version number as well, such as Windows NT 6.1, 6.2 etc

You can easily fix this by doing the following:

Go to about:config -> New String -> Preference Name: general.useragent.override -> Value: The string as above, but replace WIndows NT with your NT version (6.1 for Windos 7, 6.2 for Windows 8, 6.3 for Windows 8.3). So for example a Windows 7 machine would be:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 Waterfox/26.0

The Waterfox Development post is here:

Issues with certain websites in WF26
http://www.waterfoxproject.org/developm … s&fn_id=63

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#5 2014-02-25 11:06:14

eagleget
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Registered: 2012-12-02
Posts: 1,498

Re: Anti-spam measures at forum

jackuars wrote:

I see a lot of spam threads on the forum. This could be due to weak anti-spam measures here. I mean during logging in, you don't even have to put the check mark on "I'm human", so I don't know what's the point there in including it.

Now the forum is under the protect of the 'Honeypot + StopForumSpam' plug-in.

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#6 2014-02-25 18:25:00

johnlgalt
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Registered: 2014-01-23
Posts: 244
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Re: Anti-spam measures at forum

Thanks, EG big_smile


I am I.

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#7 2015-01-08 19:32:00

jackuars
Moderator
Registered: 2013-08-03
Posts: 938

Re: Anti-spam measures at forum

The spams are coming back... You should do something. Probably keep a volunteer moderator (from one of the willing members) or improve security.


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