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SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH SPAM

  • Avatar of enrige
    Enrige
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    @enrige

    I installed wp 2.9.2 e bp 1.2.5.2

    I have a serious problem of spam registration, I do not work:

    SI captcha – DO NOT STOP
    Re captcha – DO NOT INSTALL
    Humanity – DO NOT STOP

    It is as if the spammers write directly on the database, even bp option register set to approve users can stop them, they register with no problems and very often … Does anyone know how to stop them?

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  • Avatar of Pisanojm
    Pisanojm
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    @pisanojm

    It sounds as though someone might have an admin account to your site. Change all admin passwords and verify users. You can also change your WordPress MySql passwords as well.

    Avatar of enrige
    Enrige
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    @enrige

    I do not think anyone could have my password

    The E-mails spam are for example:

    kramerogolasemarcus@gmail.com
    so4d@lcfshop.info
    mcintoshmarcellus1@gmail.com

    BuddyPress seems to be extremely vulnerable

    In addition to Pisanojm’s advice about checking the integrity of your install, upgrade to the latest version of WordPress and BuddyPress.

    Avatar of enrige
    Enrige
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    @enrige

    Ok for the upgrade, but not something quick … I have many blogs, and upgrading to 3.0 gives me problems

    I must try to solve the spam problem with the current version of wp / bp

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    zageek
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    @zageek

    I have had exactly the same problem. I have checked the integrity of my install as best as possible and even changed the admin passwords several times. WP and BP are always up to date but the spam never stops coming.

    Its extrememly frustrating, the only solution that works for me is to to block all the countries where the SPAM originates from. Namely Asia, Eastern Block countries etc etc It works perfectly. But limits access to potential users from those countries.

    What is seriously needed is something like Akismet but for user spam. I would pay Automattic a fee for an API key for this if my site were commercial. Perhaps they should really look into this problem because it crippling many WP sites and driving site admins to either go for custom solutions or the competition like Elgg

    Avatar of enrige
    Enrige
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    @enrige

    How did you restrict access to users in other countries?

    Avatar of zkwc
    zkwc
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    @zkwc

    what @zageek said… same here.

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