Adventures in Spam (in Off-topic)
I just found something interesting, look up the word alexrlx and alexrxzo on google. I just noticed that someone who has registered on my "empty" and unused forums on my site (defhoboz.biz/forum) has registered there, and I believe it is an automated thingy that is doing this, because the word alexrlx comes up with 24,000 hits on google. Yes.. that is a hell of a lot of auto-registering for forums that this little bot has been busy with. I wonder what the hell this person is doing with all these auto-registers, because it certainly isn't "posting" anything on any of these forums.. just registering.. weird..
This just in, I also found a number of other "automated" accounts to look out for.
jessicaholin - firstname.lastname@example.org - spambot
almanach - email@example.com - spambot
Begrattis - firstname.lastname@example.org - spambot
bobibalboathebest - email@example.com - spambot
KanaomiSS - firstname.lastname@example.org - spambot
good lord, I've apparently set myself up a honeypot for spambots, there are atleast 30 spambots registered here. All at different times with different IPs.
February 17 2007 3:59 AM EST
All this and Russian Brides as well..
All I get are emails offering me cheap car insurance. And I don't drive. Oh well.
Here is the full list of spambots I have registered:
accutane - email@example.com - 18.104.22.168
Agebron - firstname.lastname@example.org - 22.214.171.124
Alexrlx - email@example.com - 126.96.36.199
AlexRXZO - firstname.lastname@example.org - 188.8.131.52
almanach - email@example.com - 184.108.40.206
Begrattis - firstname.lastname@example.org - 220.127.116.11
bobibalboathebest - email@example.com - 18.104.22.168
Bushman - firstname.lastname@example.org - 22.214.171.124
Coldplay - email@example.com - 126.96.36.199
demmian12 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 188.8.131.52
Dieselboy - email@example.com - 184.108.40.206
DosugXT - firstname.lastname@example.org - 220.127.116.11
girlshogtiedbkj - email@example.com
Happy-Man - firstname.lastname@example.org - 18.104.22.168
iFOUNTITff - email@example.com - 22.214.171.124
Jakuzzi - firstname.lastname@example.org - 126.96.36.199
jessicaholin - email@example.com - 188.8.131.52
jkhadaskja - firstname.lastname@example.org - 184.108.40.206
jkhdaskja - email@example.com - 220.127.116.11
KanaomiSS - firstname.lastname@example.org - 18.104.22.168
Kdublin - email@example.com - 22.214.171.124
LeonZZR - firstname.lastname@example.org - 126.96.36.199
MarkusDuck - email@example.com - 188.8.131.52
Maybesss - firstname.lastname@example.org - 184.108.40.206
NataXSX - email@example.com - 220.127.116.11
Newsman134 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 18.104.22.168
notebookwqdqw - email@example.com - 22.214.171.124
peternas - firstname.lastname@example.org - 126.96.36.199
pioneerrr - email@example.com - 188.8.131.52
Recrutwo - firstname.lastname@example.org - 184.108.40.206
SergXXX - email@example.com - 220.127.116.11
Tasdasdest - firstname.lastname@example.org - 18.104.22.168
travolsta - email@example.com - 22.214.171.124
Vartarza - firstname.lastname@example.org - 126.96.36.199
venna674 - email@example.com - 188.8.131.52
Very-old-gibon - firstname.lastname@example.org - 184.108.40.206
willmiller - email@example.com - 220.127.116.11
WindowsMobile11 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 18.104.22.168
February 17 2007 4:14 AM EST
I get e-mails offering to make me 20 years younger, and i know females who get e-mails offering to augment something they don't have...
February 17 2007 4:17 AM EST
"and i know females who get e-mails offering to augment something they don't have..."
February 17 2007 4:20 AM EST
This might illuminate you a little...
Seems you're not alone in this Verifex. There's a lot of google entries about the same thing. Just google some of the email addresses. It's confusing a lot of people!
Now, what about those Russian brides?
February 17 2007 4:20 AM EST
and for the record, if i was looking 20 years younger, I'd look -2...
February 17 2007 12:32 PM EST
Hmm...You probably wouldn't even be an egg at -2... -. -
People have bots that register accounts on popular forum software , then post spam. It's not terribly hard to do, and requiring email addresses to be verified slows it down slightly (most bots will click the erification link in the email you sent -- but not all). A great thing to do is to not use phpBB, which is the most popular (and thus most exploited) forum software. I recommend Simple Machines Forum, the next generation of the older yabbs.
omg its a living breathing entity
*runs and screams
NightStrike I am well aware of many of the free forum softwares available out there, if you had actually looked at the link up there ^ http://www.defhoboz.biz/forum/ you would have seen that I AM using simple machines forum! ;)
February 17 2007 9:00 PM EST
hehe.. didn't realize that. SMF has some settings that should block the botted accounts.
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