01 Oct 2008

Major SPAM Attack on CE - Discussions

gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
01 Oct 2008
read it, no problem- you do what you gotta do to keep us chugging along as crazy engineers!
01 Oct 2008
Right now, all new users are being moderated.
Harshad Italiya

Harshad Italiya

Electronics and Communication
02 Oct 2008
Why They are doing such things?
02 Oct 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
mayurpathak

mayurpathak

Branch Unspecified
03 Oct 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

Electronics and Communication
03 Oct 2008
Wash Them out Biggie
03 Oct 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

Branch Unspecified
03 Oct 2008
Don't we have filters/firewalls/antiviruses or anything else to avoid spams coming here ??
03 Oct 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.
sauravgoswami

sauravgoswami

Electronic
03 Oct 2008
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
03 Oct 2008
Yep, we'll soon have more mods! Watch out for an announcement.

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