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anthony9236



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: You have been spammed / Secure your forum Reply with quote

Hi!

Your forum is wide open to automatic registrations and postings. Spammers can use it to spread their junk automatically, just like we did to send you this message.

Please read this article to learn how we did this and how to secure your forum against this pest:
http://www.beehave.de/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1400

This is a one-time posting by 'Projekt SpamBot 2.0' to help forum-admins to secure their software. This account will not be used again, you can delete it (and this post) if you wish.
(We know we said it would have been a one time-posting the last time, but now being able to crack phpBB's CAPTCHA and the 'Humanizer' so easily lead us to version 2.0 to tell the community *again* how unsafe phpBB is.)

phpBB's standard-CAPTCHA is NOT safe. If you activated it for your forum, this post is the proof that it can be broken. This post shows how it was done:
http://www.beehave.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10122#10122
Also the standard-'Humanizer' offers no security. You'll agree if you have it installed and have this text posted to your forum.

If you still believe, this is 'regular' spam and clicking on our links will do harm to you, kill your pet or empty your bankaccount: don't click, but help yourself to some MODs to stop spammers.
We recommend at least 'Advanced Visual Confirmation' and 'Unique Registration Hash' which can be found at phpbbhacks.com or the MOD-database on phpbb.com.

Greetings,
pseudocode


PS: if you want to contact us, please follow the link and contribute to our discussion. Emails and PMs to this account as well as replies to this post will not be read.
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