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Scott Rushing
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Another Hack

Well the site was hacked again today...augh!!!  A new user account was requested, seemed legit enough and then today starts posting stuff that was over-riding the sites security.  i'll have to go run an full update this weekend.  Pisses me off.  I'd like to grow the site but I'd say out of the 30 user account requests I've gotten this year, only Cac has turned out to be legit.  the others, just a scam to post spam or hack the site.  Frustrating.  I've got an idea of what they hacked here so I'll try to patch it but what does someone get out of doing that?  other than knowing they invconvenienced me this weekend, it's not like they get any financial gain from it.  Well maybe someone's dumb enough to click on their "Cheap Meds" links...I hope knot but perhaps.
Anyway, if you notice the sites down this weekend, that's why.  Hopefully an upgrade won't break anything else...

Just makes me want to disable the new user request process.all together..

DON
I would LOVE it if there was

I would LOVE it if there was a way to send a computer BOMB to everyone that hacks into someones system  and does this kind of garbage. It would be great if you could blow up the computer they used to hack you and have the last laugh. Too bad someone doesn't come up with a way to do that to all the hackers in the world. Serve them right and maybe it would put an end to this nonsense.

Don

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Aimee
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agree with Don

I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say to me bounces off and sticks to you...

It's not how...it's how many

scomac
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Scott,

Scott,

When I used to administer another message board a few years ago we had similar problems to what you are experiencing.  I found that if we checked the origin of the url for the membership request and screened for those from China/India/Russia we would eliiminate over 90% of our spamming issues.  It may not be particularly democratic, but when you're running a one man show it's about the best you can do.  This is a private web site so you can run it however you see fit.

Scott Rushing
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Sco,

Sco,

Yeah, it was the same here.  i'm actually using a service that blocks incoming requests from China, Turkey and several other countries  already.  But these one off hacks seem to be originating from other source. I'll go back and see if anything stands out that could be the source.   Not how I want to spend my time but.. :)

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