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Spammers, Dictionary attacks, etc. Alert: we are using a honey pot here.
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 08:54:05 AM »
As you may (or may not) know forums are especially prone to all sorts of nasty automated processes.
 Some of these "nasties" include comment spammers, dictionary attacks, hijacked mail servers. and much more.
 
 We are particiapted in the Honey Pot Project.
 If you are a normal person there's a good chance you will get through to our board.
  But if your PC has been infected with something nasty then there's a chance your system has been compromised, hijacked, and your IP is included in the Honey Pot Project.  If you are under attack there is no way our boards can have you here since you're not in control.  We regret the need to do this but there's no point in us losing our bandwidth to spam-spewing robots.
 
 As of this date here are our stats: <ul style="padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 25px; margin: 3px 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; text-align: -webkit-left; "> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Your http:BL API key: (our key was shown here)</li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Harvester visits to your site(s): <strong>40 <span style="color:#e6e6fa;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 0, 0); "><- people trying to steal our mail accounts</span></span></strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Recent visits (this month): <strong>0</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Spam traps issued on your sites: <strong>8,127 <span style="color:#f0ffff;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 0, 0); "><- robots trying to be cool and steal our bandwidth</span></span></strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Spam received at your addresses: <strong>2,452 </strong><span style="color:#f0f8ff;"><strong><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 140, 0); "><- robots trying to be cool and steal our bandwidth</span></strong></span></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Received this week: <strong>27 <- IP addresses snagged, collected, processed and part of honey pot project</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Received this month: <strong>151 <- current number as per this month (recently activated project).</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Comment spam posts to your site(s): <strong>0 <- # of robots that actuall got through</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Traffic from your QuickLinks: <strong>0 visit(s) <- special link hard-coded into some web pages here.</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Sites you've protected: <strong>4 <- total # of our web sites we're protecting</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> MX entries you've donated: <strong>none</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Users you've referred: <strong>0</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> IPs You've Commented On: <strong>0</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> IPs You're Monitoring: <strong>5</strong></li> <li style="font-size: 11px; "> Last update: <strong>2012-06-11</strong></li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size: 20px; margin: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">
 <span style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136); ">See </span><a href="http://www.projecthoneypot.org/list_of_ips.php?t=p" style="color: rgb(0, 51, 153); ">comment spammers[/url]<span style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136); ">, </span><a href="http://www.projecthoneypot.org/list_of_ips.php?t=d" style="color: rgb(0, 51, 153); ">dictionary attackers[/url]<span style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136); ">, or </span><a href="http://www.projecthoneypot.org/list_of_ips.php?t=s" style="color: rgb(0, 51, 153); ">mail servers[/url]<span style="color: rgb(136, 136, 136); "> from the same region.</span>
 
 HTTP Blacklist</h2> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; text-align: left; "> The HTTP Blacklist, or "http:BL", is a system that allows website administrators to take advantage of the data generated by Project Honey Pot in order to keep suspicious and malicious web robots off their sites. Project Honey Pot tracks harvesters, comment spammers, and other suspicious visitors to websites. Http:BL makes this data available to any member of Project Honey Pot in an easy and efficient way.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; text-align: left; "> Http:BL provides data back about the IP addresses of visitors to your website. Data is exchanged over the DNS system. You may query your local DNS server and receive a response back that indicates the type of visitor to your site, how threatening that visitor is, and how long it has been since the visitor has last been seen within the Project Honey Pot trap network.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; text-align: left; "> Several software authors have <a href="http://www.projecthoneypot.org/httpbl_implementations.php" style="color: rgb(0, 51, 153); ">written implementations[/url] for a variety of web platforms. If you would like to integrate with http:BL, check out the <a href="http://www.projecthoneypot.org/httpbl_api.php" style="color: rgb(0, 51, 153); ">http:BL API document[/url].</p>
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