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by ChrisRLG
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 246815

Re: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.

As any new discussion or support should be done on the main forum now it is re-opened - I will close this topic.
by ChrisRLG
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 233183

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

Yes But how did the attacker know you were running phplist software. Im pretty much certain the page did not have "Powered by phplist" at bottom :roll: Although their is nothing you can do about 0day exploits. Hackers have 'bots' that do phishing attempts against domains. They 'know' the usual fold...
by ChrisRLG
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 246815

Re: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.

There seems to be confusion about getting the Custom profile fields to work. Part of the confusion is probably because the screen captures in the Knowledge Base article currently at http://phpbbcom.phpbbservice.nl/kb/article/custom-profile-fields-as-an-anti-spammer-tool.html (and analogous page tha...
by ChrisRLG
Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: General Error
Replies: 8
Views: 5320

Re: General Error

Erik Frèrejean wrote:The error isn't directly related to phpBB. MySQL returns that it can't write a file. Maybe a permissions issue or a full disk.
by ChrisRLG
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 233183

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

It would surely be easy enough (once it's all back) to have a read-only mirror that was updated nightly somewhere else. The hacker gained access on (or by) the 14th January - and was not kicked out till the the 1st February. So all the backups during that period are suspect. We do take backups on a...
by ChrisRLG
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 246815

Re: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.

Everyone, Just to say that I used the Custom Field and added a question "Are you human" with a load of stupid answers (Maybe, Not sure and so on) and of course a No (default) and a Yes. The spam stopped immediately (from 20 a day to 0) and I had a legitimate user register just now :) Thanks, T. Tha...
by ChrisRLG
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Is it possible to have another password for the ACP
Replies: 9
Views: 5775

Re: Is it possible to have another password for the ACP

what you could do is make use of a HTACCESS file for that folder (assuming you are on a linux server and not windows).

This might help.
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/howto/htaccess.html
by ChrisRLG
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 246815

Re: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.

Hello One and All, Is this a genuine site? According to my logs it visits my site regularly. WakameCrawler/0.01(+http://help.goo.ne.jp/door/crawler.html) greetings L No idea - it is a japanese site - so unless you can read that langiage you would not be able to tell. It might well be a search engine.
by ChrisRLG
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 233183

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

Sorry if this is the wrong place but I'm pretty desperate! My site is planning a major upgrade this spring that will incorporate 3. For now we're still on version 2. And I've been locked out of the forum since Monday. This happened once before and all I need to fix it is the "auto_cookies" mod. but...