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Old 06-06-23, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
too bad you can't report a thread without opening it.

Need someone that's really good with regex to work on this issue. I can send you a zip file with 20000 examples.
In a previous life I was pretty good with regular expressions. What's the use case here, evaluating them server-side to decide whether or not to accept a post, or client-side, operating on just the subject?
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Old 06-11-23, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
I'm a hack, but if you could test the subject line like this for a string of integers, then it could work. I tested the following as a shell script (zsh/bash/ksh)




Code:
FOO="a blah ess spanyol 4558903335 bonjer monsyour"

if [[ $FOO =~ [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9] ]];then
print "Spammer"
fi
guess you haven't noticed they are substituting letters in for numbers in the short time we leave them up. Probably need something more sophisticated than regex, like something that calculates semantic distances
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Old 06-11-23, 06:49 PM
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Whata you guys got against Dubai call girls?
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Old 06-11-23, 07:43 PM
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Whata you guys got against Dubai call girls?
Long distance charges?
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Old 06-11-23, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
No, they are not.
I assume you're also checking country of origin and location.

How randomized are the IP addresses from multiple attacks during the same night?
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Old 06-11-23, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
guess you haven't noticed they are substituting letters in for numbers in the short time we leave them up. Probably need something more sophisticated than regex, like something that calculates semantic distances
I'll have to look at the posts the next time I see them.

There may be certain number/letter combinations that are very specific to SPAM.

For example substituting in "oh" for zero, "i" or "L" for one, "b" for six, "g" for nine, etc.

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Old 06-13-23, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
guess you haven't noticed they are substituting letters in for numbers in the short time we leave them up. Probably need something more sophisticated than regex, like something that calculates semantic distances
Sorry, I had not. I was just trying to help, within the confines of my very limited skill set. I did just notice a bunch of moved spam thread titles, so I gathered a few up, along with normal thread titles, and tested this as follows, using just the unix grep command. The (zsh-% is just my shell prompt).

Code:
zsh-% cat thread_titles.txt

How did you get used to Helmet Mirror?
Local bike shop screwed me!
Indian Escort FUJAIRAH (+971)581950410 Dubai Silicon Oasis Escort Service
dating 0509101280 dubai silicon oasis escort
Silicon oasis escort service 0525382202 escort service in silicon oasis
Pakistani Call Girl In Dubai 0528604116 Call Girl In Palm Jumeirah
0509430017 Pakistani Call Girl in Jumeirah
M7100-1 Cranckset with 135mm OLD, is possĂble?
What are these called and how can I remove them for painting? %
 



zsh-% grep -e '[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]' thread_titles.txt

Indian Escort FUJAIRAH (+971)581950410 Dubai Silicon Oasis Escort Service
dating 0509101280 dubai silicon oasis escort
Silicon oasis escort service 0525382202 escort service in silicon oasis
Pakistani Call Girl In Dubai 0528604116 Call Girl In Palm Jumeirah
0509430017 Pakistani Call Girl in Jumeirah
zsh-%
That appears to work, at least for the current examples.
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Old 06-15-23, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Sorry, I had not. I was just trying to help, within the confines of my very limited skill set. I did just notice a bunch of moved spam thread titles, so I gathered a few up, along with normal thread titles, and tested this as follows, using just the unix grep command. The (zsh-% is just my shell prompt).


Code:
zsh-% cat thread_titles.txt

How did you get used to Helmet Mirror?
Local bike shop screwed me!
Indian Escort FUJAIRAH (+971)581950410 Dubai Silicon Oasis Escort Service
dating 0509101280 dubai silicon oasis escort
Silicon oasis escort service 0525382202 escort service in silicon oasis
Pakistani Call Girl In Dubai 0528604116 Call Girl In Palm Jumeirah
0509430017 Pakistani Call Girl in Jumeirah
M7100-1 Cranckset with 135mm OLD, is possĂble?
What are these called and how can I remove them for painting? %




zsh-% grep -e '[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]' thread_titles.txt

Indian Escort FUJAIRAH (+971)581950410 Dubai Silicon Oasis Escort Service
dating 0509101280 dubai silicon oasis escort
Silicon oasis escort service 0525382202 escort service in silicon oasis
Pakistani Call Girl In Dubai 0528604116 Call Girl In Palm Jumeirah
0509430017 Pakistani Call Girl in Jumeirah
zsh-%

That appears to work, at least for the current examples.

Friendly suggestion--maybe try to give suggestions like this privately rather than posting on this forum. The spammers can see the stuff posted here, and you might be coaching them inadvertently.

Honestly, I think the less said here by the mods about how they do blocking/clean up, the better. I've had to stop myself from posting the equivalent of "I don't get why the spammers are doing x" because it obviously suggests they do y instead, and I don't want to give them any ideas.
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Old 06-17-23, 06:55 PM
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I am not telling you anything important. I have nothing to do with the tech side and I have no knowledge of what IB is doing. This site has good spam protection. Other than the obvious newbie rules, I have no idea how it works, I just know it does. This spam storm is just a temporary setback, I'm sure.

I hope the spammers make enough money to buy that Frappuccino soon, so they can stop bugging us. A gofundme might be quicker. "Buy a frappuccino for thirsty spammers."
I'd throw in a buck.

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Old 06-18-23, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
I am not telling you anything important. I have nothing to do with the tech side and I have no knowledge of what IB is doing. This site has good spam protection. Other than the obvious newbie rules, I have no idea how it works, I just know it does. This spam storm is just a temporary setback, I'm sure.

I hope the spammers make enough money to buy that Frappuccino soon, so they can stop bugging us. A gofundme might be quicker. "Buy a frappuccino for thirsty spammers."
I'd throw in a buck.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't suggesting that you or any mod had posted too much. I just don't think people posting code here makes sense.
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Old 06-18-23, 01:58 AM
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I don't know, I've made some great pen pals from Dubai and elsewhere from these links.





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There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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Old 06-23-23, 09:17 AM
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On a rock climbing forum I frequent, part of the process to sign up is to ask what a certain piece of gear is called. Super easy question as it's literally the most popular one of it's kind on the market. It's not 100 percent but there aren't many spammers. They occasionally get bombed by the CBD Gummy late night crew, but it's far less than here.

I wonder if a single simple question would eliminate the majority of them, for example "Fill in the blank, Tour de _____"
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Old 06-23-23, 09:39 AM
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Force.


As for the suggestion that the spammers would "learn" to evade regexps, they don't (a) waste their time reading this, (b) probably don't speak English, let alone regexp, and (c) clearly don't need to.
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I run a forum which has better spam protection than this forum. It uses many clever tricks which of course I won't mention publicly. On top of that if spam gets missed by the automatic filters, longstanding users can still flag it and with two flags it gets temporarily removed until mods can look at it. Maybe that latter feature could be added here; with that no obvious spam stays up on our site more than a couple minutes.
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You people need to stop calling the numbers in the call girl threads and they will go away.

I would like a regex for my own curiosity mostly. The real problem for me was that I looked at the page source for a subforum and it broke my mind. Lots of interest in "regex to catch spammers" given my cursory web search.
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Just ban all Users from Dubai.
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They must be reading this thread. Another flurry of posts, now during their nighttime, mangling the word "escort" to avoid detection...
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Old 06-23-23, 01:45 PM
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Mangling words was the first obfuscation techniques spammers used after the internet was opened up to commercial users in the mid-'90s. I suspect it's in every spammer's playbook at this point. It was funny how long it worked on Penn State's homegrown spam filter. Sometimes it seemed like your inbox was your spam folder and your spam folder was your inbox.

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Just ban all Users from Dubai.
I once banned all users from an entire country. I searched for users from there and they were all banned for spamming. That was in force for a decade. Those were simpler times, I don't think it would work anymore. Lots more IP addresses nowadays.
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