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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 1, 2008

Major SPAM Attack on CE - Discussions

gohm
gohm • Oct 1, 2008
read it, no problem- you do what you gotta do to keep us chugging along as crazy engineers!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 1, 2008
Right now, all new users are being moderated.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Oct 2, 2008
Why They are doing such things?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 2, 2008
They do it for promoting their own businesses/websites. Mostly, to generate traffic to their sites and create backlinks from high rank websites (like CE).

Mostly the links are for the porn sites. If you spot a user with spam links in profile, please write to me or ash or maro

Me: admin at crazyengineers dot com
Ash: ash at crazyengineers dot com
MaRo: maro at crazyengineers dot com
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • Oct 3, 2008
Its sad and inconvenient for CEans, but I also pity mods who have to go through this drill daily to protect CE.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Oct 3, 2008
Wash Them out Biggie
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 3, 2008
Of course, they have been removed. But I'm not sure if 'all' of them have been removed. I still suspect 10-20 successful registrations by those spammers. Each account will need manual inspection.

They've given me sleepless nights and huge headache. But at least, CE is now spammer free. I haven't seen any spam-bot registration in last 36 hours.

If you spot any spammer, please inform us as soon as possible.
Differential
Differential • Oct 3, 2008
Don't we have filters/firewalls/antiviruses or anything else to avoid spams coming here ??
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 3, 2008
Well, we do! But everything gets cracked over the period of time. That's why we have anti-virus software on almost every other computer, but virues continue to exist and damage the stuff.

Its a life-long, never-ending battle, as far as I can see. I just hope we (the CEans) come up with something 'solid' to fight with the spammers.
hey tats quite a task but the safest way,well u can distribute among others u like,say devide 24hrs between 6 or 8 instead of 3
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 3, 2008
Yep, we'll soon have more mods! Watch out for an announcement.

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