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BP Registration Spam – again

  • Avatar of Haraldo88
    Haraldo88
    Member

    @haraldo88

    I thought I had this licked… installed various plugins and strategies, and here they come again: BP Registration Spammers. Latest batch are more small-business-oriented, e.g., Miami DUI Attorney. How do they keep getting in and how do I stop them? FYI: BP 1.5.5, using Bad Behaviour, Ban Hammer, SI Captcha for Reg page, WP Security Scan, Secure WordPress. Anything else?
    THANKS!

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    It may be actual humans signing up. People get paid pennies to sign up and spam forums. So, unless you verify every account before letting them in you can never remove all spammers.

    Avatar of gh0zt
    gh0zt
    Member

    @gh0zt

    Disable User/Pass registrations and use a Facebook only registration system.

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
    Participant

    @4ella

    I use Login Ninja , time to time I ban them with “yearly ban” bad IP’s , I have about 30 banned IP’s till now , it is not too much work to ban them , because spammers use only one IP to create in 1 run 100′s accounts (maybe using XRUMER ecc. read it on http://www.blackhatworld.com , in Ninja login log you will see that spammer during the night tried to create another 100′s accounts with banned IP) . So my advice is to ban every new bad IP and you will avoid 90% of spam , your only work is to ban every first new account with new IP which is in my case 1 ban in 2 weeks. Spammers will notice (probably using scrapebox – hrefer) that their run didn’t work and scrapebox or another tool will automaticaly remove your address from their lists. If this works some of them share your address on SEO blackhat websites all over the world , then your chances to get a spam rapidly increases.
    P.S – I am not a spammer :-) , I like white-grey hat SEO but I read a lot about blackhat SEO techniques to avoid the spam on my websites

    Avatar of Haraldo88
    Haraldo88
    Member

    @haraldo88

    Thanks for this, guys.
    @modemlooper: actual humans? Hmmm… never thought of that. Could be. I’ll just delete them case-by-case.
    @gh0zt: Using FB… that’s an idea but I know that some of my users hate (and do not use) FB.
    @4ella: I assumed spammers just rolled over their IPs continuously.
    Will study and try these ideas. More welcome. THANKS!

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
    Participant

    @4ella

    This is my last 3 days (100 logins) log: There’s only 1 successful spammer login , without IP ban I would have 100 new accounts.

    16615 193.169.86.29 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Synapse) August 7, 2012 6:46 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16614 193.169.86.29 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Synapse) August 7, 2012 6:46 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16613 193.169.86.29 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Synapse) August 7, 2012 6:46 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16612 193.169.86.29 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Synapse) August 7, 2012 6:46 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16611 193.169.86.29 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Synapse) August 7, 2012 6:46 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16610 rigruitle 175.44.11.168 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) August 7, 2012 4:56 pm failed_login
    16609 31.172.243.50 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; FDM) August 7, 2012 4:53 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16608 31.172.243.50 Opera/9.00 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) August 7, 2012 4:20 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16607 31.172.243.50 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts) August 7, 2012 4:20 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16606 31.172.243.50 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts) August 7, 2012 4:20 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16605 31.172.243.50 Opera/9.00 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) August 7, 2012 4:20 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16604 31.172.243.50 Opera/9.00 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) August 7, 2012 4:20 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16603 phenreview 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; AMD64; en:11.0) Gecko/20120421 Firefox/11.0 August 7, 2012 4:14 pm failed_login
    16602 phenreview 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; en:11.0) Gecko/20120421 Firefox/11.0 August 7, 2012 4:06 pm failed_login
    16601 31.172.243.50 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Digital AlphaServer 1000A 4/233; Windows NT; Powered By 64-Bit Alpha Processor) August 7, 2012 3:35 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16600 myphen 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; AMD64; en:11.0) Gecko/20120421 Firefox/11.0 August 7, 2012 2:53 pm failed_login
    16599 Roofeownede 175.44.53.131 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 2000) Opera 6.0 [en] August 7, 2012 2:52 pm failed_login
    16598 Temdescreance 175.44.23.208 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0) August 7, 2012 12:53 pm failed_login
    16597 saunas 46.23.76.52 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 2000) Opera 6.0 [en] August 7, 2012 12:34 pm failed_login
    16596 speajelophype 112.253.13.183 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Powermarks/3.5; Windows 95/98/2000/NT) August 7, 2012 12:15 pm failed_login
    16595 nebrinslover 178.37.20.125 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; MyIE2; Deepnet Explorer) August 7, 2012 11:09 am failed_login
    16594 comstertyborm 175.42.81.6 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; AOL 9.0; Windows NT 5.1) August 7, 2012 10:50 am failed_login
    16593 174.139.171.26 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) August 7, 2012 9:55 am login_denied_banned_IP
    16592 myphen 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; AMD64; en:11.0) Gecko/ Firefox/11.0 August 7, 2012 9:33 am failed_login
    16591 blaich 111.128.156.236 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/536.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/20.0.1115.1 Safari/536.9 August 7, 2012 9:27 am login
    16590 jordanffd 112.111.172.95 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Netscape/8.0.4 August 7, 2012 9:16 am failed_login
    16589 nebrinslover 178.37.20.125 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; WOW64; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) August 7, 2012 9:15 am failed_login
    16588 myphen 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; en:11.0) Gecko/20120421 Firefox/11.0 August 7, 2012 8:39 am failed_login
    16587 myphen 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; AMD64; en:12.0) Gecko/20120403211507 Firefox/12.0 August 7, 2012 6:51 am failed_login
    16586 saunas 46.23.76.52 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Powermarks/3.5; Windows 95/98/2000/NT) August 7, 2012 3:50 am failed_login
    16585 jordanasfd 112.111.172.95 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; MRA 4.3 (build 01218); .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 7, 2012 3:33 am failed_login
    16584 xaddou47 58.212.247.74 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; GTB7.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2) August 7, 2012 3:22 am failed_login
    16583 xaddou47 58.212.247.60 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; GTB7.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2) August 7, 2012 12:48 am failed_login
    16582 jordanasfd 112.111.172.95 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; YPC 3.0.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; yplus 4.4.02b) August 7, 2012 12:46 am failed_login
    16581 phenreview 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; AMD64; en:11.0) Gecko/ Firefox/11.0 August 6, 2012 10:33 pm failed_login
    16580 Admin 95.132.228.230 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1 August 6, 2012 9:42 pm failed_login
    16579 Spaxskams 91.207.5.122 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Netscape/8.0.4 August 6, 2012 9:09 pm failed_login
    16578 nebrinslover 178.37.20.125 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.40607) August 6, 2012 8:55 pm failed_login
    16577 Spaxskams 91.207.5.122 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) NS8/0.9.6 August 6, 2012 8:54 pm failed_login
    16576 downloader 46.23.76.52 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; KTXN) August 6, 2012 8:09 pm failed_login
    16575 jordanffd 110.85.100.91 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 2000) Opera 6.0 [en] August 6, 2012 7:26 pm failed_login
    16574 myphen 199.15.234.214 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; AMD64; en:11.0) Gecko/20120421 Firefox/11.0 August 6, 2012 7:06 pm failed_login
    16573 jordanasfd 110.85.100.91 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; APC; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50215; InfoPath.1) August 6, 2012 6:10 pm failed_login
    16572 downloader 46.23.76.52 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0; .NET CLR 1.0.2914) August 6, 2012 4:45 pm failed_login
    16571 asiudhia 110.85.100.91 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; InfoPath.1 August 6, 2012 4:13 pm failed_login
    16570 nebrinslover 178.37.20.125 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0) August 6, 2012 3:54 pm failed_login
    16569 sirvicolmyou 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 6, 2012 3:13 pm failed_login
    16568 sirvicolmyou 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705) August 6, 2012 2:48 pm failed_login
    16567 sirvicolmyou 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 6, 2012 2:39 pm failed_login
    16566 ahsdihas 110.85.100.91 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 6, 2012 1:51 pm failed_login
    16565 ahsdihas 110.85.100.91 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; KTXN) August 6, 2012 1:51 pm failed_login
    16564 admin 109.114.54.215 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1 AlexaToolbar/alxf-2.15 August 6, 2012 1:36 pm login
    16563 businessintelmi 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461) August 6, 2012 12:48 pm failed_login
    16562 mikiyougkkby 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; MRA 4.3 (build 01218); .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 6, 2012 10:38 am failed_login
    16561 mikiyougkkby 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; YPC 3.0.2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; yplus 4.4.02b) August 6, 2012 10:33 am failed_login
    16560 mikiyougkkby 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0) Opera 7.02 Bork-edition [en] August 6, 2012 10:25 am failed_login
    16559 financebe 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0) August 6, 2012 10:00 am failed_login
    16558 financebe 31.172.246.234 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Media Center PC August 6, 2012 9:41 am failed_login
    16557 motspoomb 117.26.117.182 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) August 6, 2012 9:07 am failed_login
    16556 xaddou47 58.212.247.60 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; GTB7.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2) August 6, 2012 9:05 am failed_login
    16555 paoinjqiha 141.105.65.179 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Digital AlphaServer 1000A 4/233; Windows NT; Powered By 64-Bit Alpha Processor) August 6, 2012 8:32 am failed_login
    16554 clowes 111.143.85.157 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/17.0.963.56 Safari/535.11 CoolNovo/2.0.2.26 August 6, 2012 8:21 am login
    16553 JackTheRip 141.105.65.179 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; FREE; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 6, 2012 8:11 am failed_login
    16552 speajelophype 109.86.203.184 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; Windows NT 6.0) August 6, 2012 8:02 am failed_login
    16551 xaddou47 58.212.247.60 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; GTB7.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2) August 6, 2012 7:25 am failed_login
    16550 jordanffd 175.44.55.99 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0) Opera 7.02 Bork-edition [en] August 6, 2012 5:31 am failed_login
    16549 thomas2371 188.218.247.239 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10_4_11; en) AppleWebKit/533.19.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.1.3 Safari/533.19.4 August 6, 2012 3:51 am failed_login
    16548 tiesKeree 218.9.55.118 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0) August 6, 2012 3:01 am failed_login
    16547 tiesKeree 218.9.55.118 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; KTXN) August 6, 2012 1:38 am failed_login
    16546 jordanasfd 175.44.55.99 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Opera 8.00 August 6, 2012 1:15 am failed_login
    16545 tiesKeree 218.9.55.118 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows XP) August 6, 2012 1:04 am failed_login
    16544 t;post[body];post[messag 83.21.196.187 Mozilla/1.22 (compatible; MSIE 2.0d; Windows NT) August 5, 2012 10:37 pm failed_login
    16543 admin 82.91.221.97 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1 AlexaToolbar/alxf-2.15 August 5, 2012 10:11 pm login
    16542 aurorasnow 93.182.139.33 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 5, 2012 8:24 pm failed_login
    16541 aurorasnow 93.182.139.33 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; FDM) August 5, 2012 8:03 pm failed_login
    16540 frodordrodo 91.207.5.122 Mozilla/0.91 Beta (Windows) August 5, 2012 7:42 pm failed_login
    16539 aurorasnow 93.182.139.33 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95; BCD2000) August 5, 2012 7:41 pm failed_login
    16538 frodordrodo 91.207.5.122 Opera/7.60 (Windows NT 5.2; U) [en] (IBM EVV/3.0/EAK01AG9/LE) August 5, 2012 7:25 pm failed_login
    16537 aurorasnow 93.182.139.33 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows ME) Opera 7.11 [en] August 5, 2012 7:17 pm failed_login
    16536 buddyolympik 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) Netscape/8.0.4 August 5, 2012 11:13 am failed_login
    16535 buddyolympik 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Opera 8.00 August 5, 2012 11:03 am failed_login
    16534 buddyolympik 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 2000) Opera 6.0 [en] August 5, 2012 10:47 am failed_login
    16533 Coibincense 175.44.15.201 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows NT; DigExt) August 5, 2012 9:00 am failed_login
    16532 Enridwign 120.43.8.172 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95) August 5, 2012 7:25 am failed_login
    16531 motspoomb 117.26.117.182 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; ru) Opera 8.50 August 5, 2012 6:07 am failed_login
    16530 dpresioncaus 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 4, 2012 9:17 pm failed_login
    16529 dpresioncaus 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; FunWebProducts; MRA 4.6 (build 01425); .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) August 4, 2012 9:16 pm failed_login
    16528 nevada0er 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.2; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) August 4, 2012 9:13 pm failed_login
    16527 prieptenorick 117.26.226.53 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; XMPP Tiscali Communicator v.10.0.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) August 4, 2012 9:03 pm failed_login
    16526 prieptenorick 117.26.226.53 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; XMPP Tiscali Communicator v.10.0.2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727) August 4, 2012 9:03 pm failed_login
    16525 buddyolympik 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 4, 2012 7:50 pm failed_login
    16524 87.98.182.241 Opera/9.00 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) August 4, 2012 7:12 pm login_denied_banned_IP
    16523 dpresioncaus 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) August 4, 2012 7:08 pm failed_login
    16522 dpresioncaus 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0; T312461) August 4, 2012 7:07 pm failed_login
    16521 bladderdoc 199.15.234.174 Opera/8.00 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) August 4, 2012 7:03 pm failed_login
    16520 nevada0er 199.15.234.174 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461) August 4, 2012 7:01 pm failed_login
    16519 sferashow 80.181.64.84 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/8.0.552.237 Safari/534.10 August 4, 2012 6:35 pm login
    16518 87.98.182.241 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.40607) August 4, 2012 5:33 pm login_denied_banned_IP

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    valuser
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    @valuser

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    pantone
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    @pantone

    I have not yet launched my buddypress site, but this is definitely one of my concerns.

    If I required new users to verify their account with an e-mail activation link, would this help prevent spammers?

    Avatar of Haraldo88
    Haraldo88
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    @haraldo88

    They keep coming! (the registration spammers)
    @4ella: there is no WP plugin called “Login Ninja”. I see it on CodeCanyon, but what is it?
    – I found and installed two plugins: “Stop Spammer Registrations” and “Custom Registration Link”. No benefit I can see.
    – But I did discover the “Whassup” plugin which is pretty cool and shows the IPs that can then be banned. But doing it manually takes way too much time.
    I’m going nuts trying to deal with these registration spammers (~30/day). Help! THANKS.

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    Haraldo88
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    @haraldo88

    @valuser: Spam-Destroyer: doesn’t support my version and seems pretty experimental.
    @pantone: email verification is already there. They just verify it.
    I also have SI Captcha for additional verification on registration form, but they’re able to get around that somehow (do not know how).

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    Haraldo88
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    @haraldo88

    @4ella: I see now that Login Ninja is a paid ($15) Envato/WebFactory plugin. Only sold 135 copies. But when I tested the Captcha on the WebFactory site, it showed a standard WordPress login screen. But I’m using BuddyPress with its Registration screen (and currently using SI Captcha on that). Will it work on BuddyPress? Is that what you’re doing? Thanks.

    Avatar of valuser
    valuser
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    @valuser

    I have no idea how to attribute success (if any) to various methods employed.

    In addition to the numerous plugins and captchas some sites have also added lines to the .htaccess file

    Some have added (in addition to the various plugins).

    The plugin Cookies-for-comments and the lines as suggested at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/


    > using register instead of wp-sign-up

    `RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.*$`
    `RewriteRule ^register – [F,L]`

    and also

    `RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .register*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yoursite.com.* [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule (.*) http://lmgtfy.com/?q=spammer [R=301,L]`

    So the .htaccess file begins like this

    `# BEGIN ANTISPAMBLOG REGISTRATION

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.*$
    RewriteRule ^register – [F,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .register*
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yoursite.com.* [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
    RewriteRule (.*) http://lmgtfy.com/?q=spammer [R=301,L]

    # END ANTISPAMBLOG REGISTRATION`

    Frankly I have no idea how and whether any of this works. The best that can be said is that spam has been reduced considerably. Fingers crossed.

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    Haraldo88
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    @haraldo88

    @4ella: so here’s the official answer from Login Ninja: “Unfortunately Login Ninja doesn’t support BuddyPress forms.” So how are you using it in BuddyPress???

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    Haraldo88
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    @haraldo88

    @valuser: thanks for this idea (.htaccess). I’m going to look into this.

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