Flood of Spam Accounts

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Jonah Bron
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Flood of Spam Accounts

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Today we've gotten at least four different spam accounts, all related. Why is this? Are they getting past the captcha or what?
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Jonah Bron wrote:Today we've gotten at least four different spam accounts, all related. Why is this? Are they getting past the captcha or what?
We get a lot more than 4 accounts. I delete at least 5-10 per day myself. I wouldn't consider our security up to par.
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Spam:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=127417&p=645719#p645719

As someone who works with phpBB a lot I have seen a ton of spam lately. Something is up or off with the system. Either there is a new way to bypass the registration or spammer are using grinders a lot more lately. I unfortunately believe it to be the first.

PS - you might want to suggest changing from the phpBB captcha system to recaptcha. There has been a rumor for sometime that is bypassable.
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We have some much needed maintenance going on this weekend, so stayed tuned.
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Well that was a brave spammer
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A spamer posted between our posts
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Technocrat wrote:A spamer posted between our posts
In this thread? That's funny :D

I just mass delete the account's post so it's quite possible could have missed it.
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