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Reply #83 - Mar 17th, 2012 at 5:51pm
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Jan 5th, 2012 at 3:17am:
xrumer-palladium.blogspot .com/

XRumer is a user auto spammer they pass it off as a autosubmitter but all i have seen this used for is spamming not just PMs but posts as well and im shore i seen one that was edited about 3 years back on a youtube vid to hack admin ac on phpbb3 and download the members email adds then spam by email and thats why i allways have The Guardians Proxy Blocking on as most use its built-in proxy-server checking script and use a Proxy and i have seen one do the same to facebook if you ask me i say that the coders for this needs shot in the head  Lips Sealed
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Reply #82 - Mar 17th, 2012 at 5:06am
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batchman wrote on Dec 5th, 2011 at 8:55pm:
Jon,

Since you are trying to figure some stuff on this issue, I figured I would pass on information.

The YaBB forum where I am running into this problem is a 2.4 version forum. Broadcast messaging has been turned off for at least a couple of weeks, yet I am still getting PMs from 'ex-members' on a nearly daily basis.

Since mine is one of the forums where this is constant, if you would like, I have no fear giving you an admin account on this forum for purposes of being able to check on almost anything you might like here, if desired. Can also provide server access, if needed, for non-YaBB log files and the like.

Let me know.


Hi guys

Did you get this resolved at all???

Cheers


Derek
  
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Reply #81 - Jan 5th, 2012 at 6:18am
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try putting this in the guardian environment string blocking section:

xpymep

I am waiting to see if that catches them first or my other older method does.
  

   
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Reply #80 - Jan 5th, 2012 at 3:17am
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Regarding these PMs from ex-members, I came across this the other day which may or may not be of interest (I've 'noparsed' the link so they don't get ranked in Google):

http://xrumer-palladium.blogspot.com/

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+ using Mass-PM mode through engines YaBB and PunBB was implemented.

I don't know exactly what it means or what it does, but it seems they have an interest in PMs anyhow. Angry
  
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Reply #79 - Dec 6th, 2011 at 12:32am
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It's just basic hosted service ... using c-panel for error logs and the like. Forum is http://www.jonbatchelor.com/cgi-bin/gkyabb2/YaBB.pl

Sign up for an account when you are ready and let me know, and I'll promote you.
  
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Reply #78 - Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:33pm
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OK, thanks batchman, I will likely take you up on that. I'll need to think through what I want to look for.

I'll send you a PM when I get a few ideas sorted out. Is the server 'yours' or hosted? Is it a VPS or shared if hosted?  I'm thinking about looking at the access and error logs at the server level.

I also need to do some testing with one of my own servers to see what logging I get when a broadcast PM is sent.

Thanks again
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I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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Reply #77 - Dec 5th, 2011 at 8:55pm
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Jon,

Since you are trying to figure some stuff on this issue, I figured I would pass on information.

The YaBB forum where I am running into this problem is a 2.4 version forum. Broadcast messaging has been turned off for at least a couple of weeks, yet I am still getting PMs from 'ex-members' on a nearly daily basis.

Since mine is one of the forums where this is constant, if you would like, I have no fear giving you an admin account on this forum for purposes of being able to check on almost anything you might like here, if desired. Can also provide server access, if needed, for non-YaBB log files and the like.

Let me know.
  
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Reply #76 - Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
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This Topic was moved here from General Usage and Feature Troubleshooting [move by] JonB.
  

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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Reply #75 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 4:30pm
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RonS2 wrote on Nov 23rd, 2011 at 2:36pm:
In the last 24 hours your mod automatically spatted 39 of those buggers. One did get though that I swatted.

I think this mod should be nominated for "Mod Of The Year!"

That's good stuff, Ron. Smiley

I best add that fix to the mod package soon then, seeing as there hasn't been any more problems.
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Reply #74 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 2:36pm
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In the last 24 hours your mod automatically spatted 39 of those buggers. One did get though that I swatted.

I think this mod should be nominated for "Mod Of The Year!"
  
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Reply #73 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 4:32am
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RonS2 wrote on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 7:09pm:
Just had the opportunity to splat an unsuspecting spammer with your most excellent bug swatter. Worked 100%

I still haven't had the chance to use it myself for real. I don't get all that many hits on my demos board, and most of them are stopped by the other checks. I only got to use it when I was testing. Sad

Nice to know it's doing its job 'splatting' them anyway. Smiley
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Reply #72 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 9:20pm
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 2:11pm:
You're welcome, Ron.

RonS2 wrote on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 1:51pm:
I installed it and will let you know how it works out

Okay, great. I won't update the mod until I know that there are definitely nor more problems then.

RonS2 wrote on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 1:51pm:
Looks like I am now proficient in messing up perl.
Before this I was only good at screwing up HTML.

He he! We all do it. Not so long ago I had two images - a small icon and a screenshot of an error message, both with the same name. I uploaded the wrong one and it took about an hour to realize it was an image on the screen and not an error with my code. Cheesy



What is worse is writing code, saving, looking for the difference you just made, not seeing it, though you KNOW it should be there. Deciding you aren't in the right IF/ELSE statement and working some other section.
save that, etc etc etc. then an hour later (or less) realizing you were saving it to the wrong directory which you aren't hitting with your browser.
  

   
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Reply #71 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 7:09pm
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Just had the opportunity to splat an unsuspecting spammer with your most excellent bug swatter. Worked 100%

I am humbled by your expertise.


Thanks Derek!
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Reply #70 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 2:11pm
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You're welcome, Ron.

RonS2 wrote on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 1:51pm:
I installed it and will let you know how it works out

Okay, great. I won't update the mod until I know that there are definitely nor more problems then.

RonS2 wrote on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 1:51pm:
Looks like I am now proficient in messing up perl.
Before this I was only good at screwing up HTML.

He he! We all do it. Not so long ago I had two images - a small icon and a screenshot of an error message, both with the same name. I uploaded the wrong one and it took about an hour to realize it was an image on the screen and not an error with my code. Cheesy
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Reply #69 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 1:51pm
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Thanks a million Derek, I installed it and will let you know how it works out

Embarrassed
Looks like I am now proficient in messing up perl.
Before this I was only good at screwing up HTML.
  
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