Porn links in private messages....

Discussion in 'Site Suggestions and Site Help' started by alphaswift, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. gymshoe

    gymshoe Pen Pal - Newbie

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    just got one from a
    hawk1234
     
  2. Kevin O'Brien

    Kevin O'Brien Site Admin Staff Member

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    ugh, got a few who's status was this

    Last Activity: Today 07:52 PM
    Creating Private Message @ 07:52 PM
     
  3. pattertj

    pattertj Tablet Tweaker

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    everytime33

    Spam...
     
  4. Kevin O'Brien

    Kevin O'Brien Site Admin Staff Member

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    Right now from what we can tell it is not the users themselves posting but an exploit.
     
  5. alanjrobertson

    alanjrobertson Scribbler - Standard Member

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    That makes sense, Kevin. Looking into things further I see the chap that sent me one registered in 2006 & made 3 quite sensible postings back then (http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/search.php?searchid=227379) - certainly looks more like account hijacking/exploit rather than spammers signing up to send PMs.

    A.
     
  6. SimsHsia

    SimsHsia "I will do science to it" Senior Member

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    Yeah, most of these users that send these spam PMs posted legitimate posts in the past. Right now they all seem to be logged in under the same IP address and doing the same action of "Creating Personal Message".

    Kevin's looking into it, look out for any updates from him. Stay tuned.
     
  7. Ben

    Ben Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Here's the update:

    There is an attack that is exploiting user accounts, so it's not actually the sending user being malicious, it's an external source. At the moment it's coming from one IP address, so we've stemmed the tide at the moment. We're looking at a longer term fix at the moment that will require just a bit of testing before we put it into production.
     
  8. mug3n

    mug3n Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Received one from a user '20six15'.
     
  9. mbricker

    mbricker Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I got one too-- from martin00001, entitled "Do you know this site?".
     
  10. HLG

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    I got a message from a user named "gresults" join date shown was sept 2007 with 11 posts

    Again the message was titled "Do you know this site?"
     
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