<div class='quotetop'></div><div class='quotemain'>During the last few days a bot using a name FuntKlakow, has been
registering to at least hundreds (maybe thousands) of phpBB forums.
Bot is also capable for posting to forums:
But most on most forums the bot keeps silent.
Ok, what is a danger?
Next time the phpBB announces a critical vulnerability, the bot would
have everything ready (just a post click away) from attacking
thousands of sites/forums.
Best defence against these kinds of bot-members, might be setting up
honeypot-forums, which the search engines can find but to which there
are no permanent links from the web. When new bot-members are
detected, such would be listed at each particular forum makers
When a bot would then try to register to a forum, the forum program
would check the user/bot inputted user-name (or other characteristics)
and if those would match to those catched by a honeypot-forums,
registerin such user detais would be eliminated ( and possible IP
banned for some time)</div>
GIMPY OR FOX..please set up secrutiy measures!! We could lose this forum!
Ill try to get to the bots program code and disable it..