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XF 1.4 Honeypots

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Floyd R Turbo, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Well-Known Member

    Is there something you have to do to "configure" the honeypots in 1.4, or are they all set up by default?

    I've been getting about 5-6 spammers a week able to register, their posts all get moderated, so it's not been a big pain in the arse but they all come in with outlook.com addresses and IP location is always New Delhi. It's just getting kind of old.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They're set by default.

    The spammers you're seeing are very likely to be human. (Though it may not look like it based on content, if you trace their requests in the raw logs you'll see some very human traits.)
  3. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    I dunno. Pretty much every spammer we get is viewing their own profile prior to posting. Seems mechanical. That's not to say the sign ups were not initially manual. Just seems like a lot more than the previous add-on for honeypots. Also a lot less logging to tell us what the behavior seems like.

    Outlook is a bit weird though. All of ours are gmail or that one Russian one. Both common for xrumer.
    HWS likes this.
  4. woody

    woody Member

    I've been noting the same as well...curious if there is an additional plugin needed to up the aggressiveness.
  5. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

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