Comment 2S3S forum spam


Friday Distro: Kali Linux


Very nice (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-05 11:33 (#2S35)

I might not run this on my box constantly, but it's handy as a live distro for pen testing or hacking competitions :)

Re: Very nice (Score: 1)

by on 2014-09-05 12:11 (#2S36)

For me it was a learning experience to see how many different software tools have been developed for the purpose of brute forcing a poorly defended system. Holy crap. In the same way I've seen both sides of forum spam. I run and battling forum bot-spam has been a problem since day one. But as sysadmin on that machine I also get tons of email offering the services of guys who have developed and run custom blog-posting and forum-posting software whose purpose obviously is to deliver exactly what I hate. Interesting to see both sides of the equation.

This penetration testing stuff is powerful stuff. Interesting to me to see just how well-developed it is.

forum spam (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-09-05 20:17 (#2S3S)

From your site:
Opened up the board, and in less than 24 hours, dozens of spammer robots autoregistered and started spewing their usual crap.
All the popular cms's have antispam features built in.
I use a combination of automatically looking up posters on (using a drupal module) and blocking IP addresses based on a simple honeytrap. This is very effective, even with anonymous posting there are maybe one or two spam posts a week.
There is similar code that just uses php.


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2014-09-07 09:38 Informative +1
2014-09-06 13:58 Informative +1

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