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Postby rjkracer1 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:50 am

I noticed tha the forum has been attacked. by the russians!
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Re: Website attack.

Postby Red » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:57 am

Yikes!

I deleted the posts, but Andrew will have to figure out how they got in.
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Re: Website attack.

Postby surratta » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:26 am

I didn't have the board set to require confirmation for new users. it was a normal sign up. I was hoping we could get away without requiring confirmation, but this is the third or fourth piece of crap in as many weeks.

new users will now require human confirmation.

thanks for taking care of stuff, Lynda.
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Re: Website attack.

Postby surratta » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:42 am

I think I turned on manual approval just in time. there've been about a dozen spammer/botnet sign-ups in the last couple of days. most are easy to determine just based on where the sign-up came from -- e.g., Eastern Europe.

when I'm not confident, I will be letting new sign-ups sit in purgatory. if you think you've been improperly ignored for approval, send me an email showing me that you are a human and have interest in WHRRI.
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