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Thread: Guest book spam issues

  1. #1
    Mike C
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    Default Guest book spam issues

    I have a guest book (NOF9) which I have configured to require validation
    prior to visible acceptance on the guest book entries page, however I am
    currently getting spamed out, is there a way of blocking these infestations
    or is it a case of dont have a guest book or live with it, any insite would
    be appreciated.

    Mike



  2. #2
    Mike C
    Guest

    Default Re: Guest book spam issues

    Thanks for that, a realy interesting twist, shows how easy it is for anyone
    so inclined to mess up everybody elses life. I also have been looking at
    this and I am currently reading a tutorial on
    http://www.devshed.com/c/a/PHP/Security-Images-in-PHP which uses a picture
    to fool the spamers, working on a client artical at the moment so will get
    back to it later, in the meantime I am just deleting the files upon the
    server as I can delete all of them at one go.

    Mike C (Thanks again for the info)
    <Widman> wrote in message news:1_84_8024@gfwebforum.com...
    > Your post intrigued me, and although I don't use a guestbook, I decided to
    > see
    > what email harvesters can do. I downloaded a program and ran it on my
    > site,
    > where it not only picked up our company email address from the site, but
    > went
    > to all sites that were linked (probably only about 15) and gave me all
    > emails
    > that were on those sites, the links from those sites to others that were
    > linked
    > to them, and the emails on those, etc.
    > It probably would have run all night. When I shut it down it has searched
    > around 1800 websites and given me over 1000 email addresses.
    >
    > While it was running, I was looking at a University site where I teach off
    > and
    > on, and discovered their directory of email addresses with a lookup.
    > Putting a
    > "*" in the lookup gave me 1400 email addresses. Not that I have any uses
    > for
    > them, but I learned that it is so easy to get email addresses without
    > really
    > trying.
    >
    > Richard Widman
    > www.widman.biz
    > Bolivia
    >
    > On Sat, Nov 4 2006 4:34 am, "Mike C" <mike_cummings@btopenworld.com> said:
    >>I have a guest book (NOF9) which I have configured to require validation
    >>prior to visible acceptance on the guest book entries page, however I am
    >>currently getting spamed out, is there a way of blocking these
    >>infestations
    >>or is it a case of dont have a guest book or live with it, any insite
    >>would
    >>be appreciated.
    >>
    >>Mike
    >>
    >>

    >
    >




  3. #3
    Ian
    Guest

    Default Re: Guest book spam issues

    Haven't seen one yet. We took it off the site for that very reason.

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    "Mike C" <mike_cummings@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:eihjak$rfq1@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > I have a guest book (NOF9) which I have configured to require validation
    > prior to visible acceptance on the guest book entries page, however I am
    > currently getting spamed out, is there a way of blocking these

    infestations
    > or is it a case of dont have a guest book or live with it, any insite

    would
    > be appreciated.
    >
    > Mike
    >
    >




  4. #4
    Widman
    Guest

    Default Re: Guest book spam issues

    Your post intrigued me, and although I don't use a guestbook, I decided to see
    what email harvesters can do. I downloaded a program and ran it on my site,
    where it not only picked up our company email address from the site, but went
    to all sites that were linked (probably only about 15) and gave me all emails
    that were on those sites, the links from those sites to others that were linked
    to them, and the emails on those, etc.
    It probably would have run all night. When I shut it down it has searched
    around 1800 websites and given me over 1000 email addresses.

    While it was running, I was looking at a University site where I teach off and
    on, and discovered their directory of email addresses with a lookup. Putting a
    "*" in the lookup gave me 1400 email addresses. Not that I have any uses for
    them, but I learned that it is so easy to get email addresses without really
    trying.

    Richard Widman
    www.widman.biz
    Bolivia

    On Sat, Nov 4 2006 4:34 am, "Mike C" <mike_cummings@btopenworld.com> said:
    >I have a guest book (NOF9) which I have configured to require validation
    >prior to visible acceptance on the guest book entries page, however I am
    >currently getting spamed out, is there a way of blocking these infestations
    >or is it a case of dont have a guest book or live with it, any insite would
    >be appreciated.
    >
    >Mike
    >
    >




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    Hi,

    we have modified file

    gb_add_post.php

    for guestbook 2.0 so that spam is not going threw anymore (you also do not need any "captcha code" anymore). All you need is to download your version (for 9, 10 or 11) from my (German) site

    http://www.tommyherrmanndesign.com/n...buch-spam.html

    and place it in your folder on your server:

    scripts

    than also copy the other 2 files to that very same folder "scripts"

    phrase-list.txt (contains over 800 blocked words - you may add any words you like)
    url-domain-bl.txt (contains over 34,000 blocked URL's - you may add any URL's you like)

    You have the option to create two new pages which will appear after a success entry or a denied entry. They must be named (if you decide to do so):

    gb_ok (for success)
    gb_banned (denied)

    Since I am using this I had no spam at all anymore in my guestbook.

    Tommy

    (Berlin, Germany)
    Tommy

    Administrator at the German NOF-Forum

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