Additonal Security Installed

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Additonal Security Installed

Post by webhick » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:48 pm

I installed ZB Block this morning to attempt to thwart the hundreds of failed spammer log attempts each day. They were generating about seven pages of logs a day and using the ACP to ban their IP wasn't stopping them. Anti-Spam mods also would not have done anything. :brickwall:

I hooked it into the forum at 11:46 AM. Last login attempt by a spammer was 11:46 AM. Take that, bitches!

This program will help protect us against hackers, spammers, and screen scrapers. Our normal users should experience virtually no difference, except maybe the site will be a bit faster because we won't have malicious bastards slamming into our board.

For those of you curious as to how it works, in a handy airport security analogy:
You go to the airport.
You hit a security checkpoint.
They give you a cavity search and check your DNA against various no-fly lists.
If they find nothing, they wipe your memory and send you on your way with virtually no time lost.
If they find something, they throw you out.

So congratulations, you're being cavity searched with every page view. But you'll never know it unless you're a baddie.

BTW, I didn't bother to check to see if it blocked Anonomizer services. :snicker:

And then I just had to find out. :haha: Trolls can't hide behind their precious anonymizer services anymore!
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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by notorial dissent » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Neat!!! May their frustrations be magnified.
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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by Kestrel » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:25 pm

You're awesome. Thanks for staying around.
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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by JamesVincent » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:22 pm

Three cheers for Web.
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Lift me up and help me to fly away.
Lift me up above this, the broken, the empty,
Lift me up and help me to fly away,
Lift me up!

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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by obadiah » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:13 pm

1. There is a kind of law that I like, which are my own rules, which I call common law. It applies to me.
2. There are many other kinds of law but they don’t apply to me, because I say so."

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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by Cathulhu » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:44 am

Webhick rocks.
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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by wserra » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:24 am

As I PM'd her, webhick does indeed rock. ZB Block has also rid us of mini-Stevens poster "travis" - at least unless he acquires the balls to stop using anonymizers.

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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by Olsenfin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:16 pm

But what will the legions of the persistently clueless do, now that they cannot bugger Quatloos?

Will they fold up their tinfoil tents and retreat to silent befuddlement?

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Re: Additonal Security Installed

Post by Arthur Rubin » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:21 am

There's always UseNET; misc.taxes seems popular for tax deniers.
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