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post Jul 20 2006, 09:00 AM
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Hi,

I just received some spam addressed to the email address I registered here with. I only used this particular address to register here - it's something like dvbowners@mydomain.com so I can be fairly sure the spammer got my address here.

Does the forum default to allow other members access to each others' registration email addresses? or was there some form of security compromise that allowed spammers access to email addresses?

I just changed a profile setting which seems to stop users sending me email via the web interface this is overkill but I certainly wouldn't expect my email address used for registration to be this freely disclosed by default. There's no need if mail is sent via the web forum.

BTW, the spam message was received from uocwb.0naj7y7.optonline.net (c-71-204-28-190.hsd1.ga.comcast.net [71.204.28.190]) and read as follows:

Hello.
We have found your resume on Job web site, and would like to offer you vacancy in our company.
If you interests, more detailed information you can receive on ours web
site: http://www.****.us/ ( please send us email for more information )
vacancyMiller@HotPOP.com
We look forward to your reply.
Thank you.
Best regards,
Miller & Morgans inc.
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null_pointer
post May 21 2008, 01:29 PM
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There are a lot of BOT posts appearing on the forum these days.

I am trying to keep on top of this, it is hard to know real people form bots these days, the bots are getting good.

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I would suggest making it really hard to register as a new user - a bit like the Meedios forum for eg. Most people who want to register here won't mind jumping through a few hoops.

I am not able to do this, I admin a few forums I dont have access or control over the system itself.
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post May 21 2008, 02:02 PM
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QUOTE (null_pointer @ May 21 2008, 01:29 PM) *
I am trying to keep on top of this, it is hard to know real people form bots these days, the bots are getting good.


I am not able to do this, I admin a few forums I dont have access or control over the system itself.


They sure are!

Are you able to contact Rob S? Maybe we need some more forum admins?
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- speedmeup   Spam To Registered Email Address   Jul 20 2006, 09:00 AM
- - btmi   I got the same message....   Jul 20 2006, 10:26 AM
|- - speedmeup   QUOTE (btmi @ Jul 20 2006, 10:26 AM) I go...   Jul 20 2006, 12:37 PM
|- - stevedee3   QUOTE (speedmeup @ Jul 20 2006, 12:37 PM)...   Jul 20 2006, 09:02 PM
|- - DrP   The problem is happening with multiple forums, see...   Jul 21 2006, 07:56 AM
- - null_pointer   yep, me to, got a few of these today   Jul 20 2006, 12:46 PM
- - Rob S   We apologise for any inconvenience it may cause. ...   Jul 21 2006, 03:28 PM
- - sobriquet   I'll add myself to the list of users receiving...   Apr 3 2008, 07:08 PM
- - Holli   QUOTE (speedmeup @ Jul 20 2006, 09:00 AM)...   May 20 2008, 06:27 PM
- - sobriquet   Good to see this issue is being taken seriously, a...   May 20 2008, 06:44 PM
- - Calvi   To be fair I think that Null is doing most of the ...   May 21 2008, 09:43 AM
- - null_pointer   QUOTE There are a lot of BOT posts appearing on th...   May 21 2008, 01:29 PM
|- - Calvi   QUOTE (null_pointer @ May 21 2008, 01:29 ...   May 21 2008, 02:02 PM
|- - sobriquet   Hey null, My post wasn't directed at you pers...   May 22 2008, 10:29 PM
- - Rob S   We are running the latest version of Invision. Not...   May 23 2008, 11:10 PM
|- - sobriquet   QUOTE (Rob S @ May 24 2008, 12:10 AM) We ...   May 24 2008, 02:12 PM
- - Calvi   Heres some discussion on the Meedio forum. I...   May 24 2008, 11:31 AM
- - null_pointer   While I am deleting bot posts on a daily basis I c...   May 25 2008, 08:43 AM
- - renura   Don't let anyone post until they have been reg...   May 25 2008, 09:04 AM
- - Calvi   Also as above the Meedios forums ask a number of q...   May 25 2008, 09:23 AM
- - bear   Are we sure that these are bots that are posting a...   May 25 2008, 09:50 AM
- - null_pointer   QUOTE Are we sure that these are bots that are pos...   May 25 2008, 10:00 AM
- - bear   Would it be possible to limit new members posts to...   May 25 2008, 10:43 AM
- - Calvi   Good idea Dan, I still think asking questions is ...   May 25 2008, 12:19 PM
- - sobriquet   Not sure how workable it would be in this situatio...   May 25 2008, 03:02 PM
- - HyperReality   On a slightly related note, can someone who has th...   May 27 2008, 08:06 AM
- - null_pointer   QUOTE On a slightly related note its not just slig...   May 27 2008, 08:36 AM
- - n0xlf   Rob hasn't been too active on here as of late,...   May 27 2008, 07:52 PM
|- - a_a   QUOTE (n0xlf @ May 27 2008, 07:52 PM) Rob...   May 28 2008, 12:48 PM
|- - HyperReality   QUOTE (n0xlf @ May 27 2008, 08:52 PM) Rob...   Jun 2 2008, 08:04 PM
|- - n0xlf   QUOTE (HyperReality @ Jun 2 2008, 03:04 A...   Jun 5 2008, 09:01 AM
- - Calvi   Thanks, sorry to harp on but... any chance on ad...   May 27 2008, 09:29 PM
- - null_pointer   Hi n0xlf, To make it easier for you to identify b...   Jun 5 2008, 09:43 AM


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