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Simple Guestbook attacked by spammers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marar, May 6, 2008.

  1. marar

    marar Registered

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    My Simple Guestbook, in use for about 4 years, has been attacked by a spammer who was posting I'd say 20 spams a week - for months.
    I deleted them one by one, using the delete function.
    But now there's a new attack, seemingly from a whole group of spammers, with scores of spam per day, and the delete function can't delete them!

    Help!
    How can I get rid of this stuff? !
    And is there a way, when deleting messages, to delete a whole block of them at once?
    Thanks for any help, Marar
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    You may wish to see if there's a Plug-in for that script (or an updated version) that offers spam protection. It's common practice for today's scripts to either have built-in spam protection or offer it through a plug-in (e.g. Akismet for WordPress).
     
  3. LiNUxG0d

    LiNUxG0d Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    Agreed. Most scripts should include some form of protection/filtering. If not, plugins, and if not again, change books.

    Nowadays, mechanisms protect against robot posts, like, for example, simple CAPTCHA's.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha

    If you script hasn't really been updated in a while, you might want to take the hit and switch now to increase security.

    Just some tips, my 0.02$.

    Warmest regards,
     
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