SMF Hacked??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by driedstick, Jun 26, 2015.

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  1. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Is the resolution for this problem a cost issue or what?

    If it is, maybe the membership can help? 
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know that is between the Admins and Huddler.
     
  3. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nothing personal....... Yes, when they're signed in and paying attention. Which is not always the case.
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have to remember most of us have full time jobs.  

    I am working right now.

    I am on all day just I have to do some work.
     
  5. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Like I said c farmer...... nothing personal, I know you mods are doing your best.

    But, IMO, as a premier member of this site, that is not good enough. Maybe there is nothing that can be done to stop it, I don't know. More mods?

    There has to be a better way!
     
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  6. Dang guys unless you have ever ran a site like this ( i doubt you have ) or have been a part of the staff for a site like this, why dont you stop bashing the mods and admins its highly unlikely that they can watch everything at the same time. and like c farmer said most of them have FULL-TIME jobs and i would also say that they have a family and other responsibilities to attend to as well..
     
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  7. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    No need for you to get on your high horse Mr.Collins, there's no one bashing anyone.

    We are, I am, complaining in regards to this ongoing problem, and it is a problem for the owner of the site, who is a great guy. I'm sure there are many members who are tired of the ongoing BS, just don't want to stick their necks out, sort of speak. So please don't start. 
     
  8. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes I am an admin for a site like this, and I have some idea of what it takes to be vigilant against spam attacks - but that board gets maybe one or two spammers per day. There's a machine-gun attack against this site and frankly SMF needs more defensive snipers.
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I try to get as many as i can. I did notice this morning that as soon as this one person logs in we are spammed heavy? I just not got him yet.

    I'm sure Jeff and the Admins are working fast to get this spamming resolved. Like said most Admins, Mods have jobs, I'm retired but cant always be in the forum to get em all.

    Be patient Grasshoppers   [​IMG]
     
  10. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is a weird situation and I don't know why the spammers are so persistent on this site. Usually when spammers attack the Outback board I can Google those usernames and find dozens of other boards they've hit. Not sure but I think that's some kind of search engine optimization where their messages mentioning whatever's being sold will come up in search results for that subject. It was that way with the Bangladeshi tantric black magic love astrologer stuff SMF was getting up to a while ago.

    Now it has changed to Korean and Chinese spam with waves of new usernames who will post six messages per minute over half an hour, or until nuked.
     
  11. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We as Admins are aware of the large amounts of SPAM that we're receiving. I understand the frustration some of the members are experiencing. Our Mod staff is doing a great job of catching and deleting what they see. We have a spammer that must type a mile a munute because they load us up with SPAM real fast. Once we get them banned they move to another IP address and start all over again. Be assured that Jeff and Brian are working with Huddler to get this resolved. We've survived SPAM assults before and we'll get through this one as well.

    Keep the smoke Thin and Blue-
    Dutch
     
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  12. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It must be some kind of bot attacking a vulnerability in Huddler, and the answer lies with their design team. Meanwhile I still suggest that more people here should be empowered to nuke these spammers as they show up at our board level.
     
  13. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Mods. Keep fighting the good fight! [​IMG]
     
  14. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    ...... and they're at it again!!!

    I may blow a fuse but I'm sure I'll live through it.

    Edit: thank you, to whom ever took care of this latest knucklehead!
     
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  15. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As a "premier member" what is good enough in your opinion? Perhaps you could become a mod & spend 24/7 just following posts on the site?!!!!

    Ya know, over the past 15 yrs or so, I've been a member of many forums & have been a mod on several. It's not always easy. 
     
  16. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    FWIW, no one is blaming the mods, they are doing the best they can given the situation.  That said, when "doing the best they can given the situation" sometimes has as much effect as trying to close a screen door to prevent the water from coming in.   It's understandable that people will still be frustrated.

    The problem lies with the developers of the forum software/platform, i.e. Huddler.    Other sites using the Huddler platform are having the same types of problems right now.  Until Huddler does something about it, the best that can be done is for the mods to continue to try ban users/delete posts as quickly as they can.
     
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  17. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dutch, one of the problems is that you aren't dealing with individuals sitting on the other end of the keyboard per se.   These are dedicated script bots.  I suspect that they are accessing the site through Facebook accts.   They have basically an unlimited number of accts at their disposal and they know how to exploit the system.    Once they know that a site is vulnerable, they target it and it's just going to keep on coming.  
     
  18. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Some changes have been made and we'll see how it works. I'm sure it won't catch every single spam post but it should help a great deal.
     
  19. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    :thumb1:
     
  20. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Piney, morning...... I've been waiting, or perhaps missed, pictures of your garden this year....


    Dave
     
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