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 Better catching of spammers on sites like Joomla/wordpress
Author: M.Verga   (18 Jun 13 9:26am)
I have a Joomla site where I've installed an honeypot. Until yesterday I had a lot of fake registrations, but not a single spammer identified by honeypot.
Yesterday I've redirected my registration page to the honeypot page and today I saw my list of spammers growing and identifying also spammers never catched before.

Since many spammers are searching specifically for registration pages on sites based on Joomla, Wordpress and other CMSs it would be very useful (I think) to develop an honeypot that integrates into the CMS registration form as hidden fields to identify such spammers, because they're completely ignoring honeypot links added to regular pages.
 
 Re: Better catching of spammers on sites like Joomla/wordpress
Author: M.Mik   (1 Aug 13 9:26am)
Can you try http:bl or honeypotject plugin for Joomla?
 
 Re: Better catching of spammers on sites like Joomla/wordpress
Author: M.Verga   (14 Aug 13 10:20am)
I'm already using cloudflare protection, that is based on Project Honeypot list of spammers... but they're not blocked.

What I mean is that many spammers don't harvest pages to find links, but target directly Joomla registration pages or something like "www.sitename.com/register".
All fake registrations I have on my site come from IPs not listed in Project Honeypot database (at least until I redirected my registration page to the honeypot, now are all falling in the trap).

Integrate an honeypot in the registration page of a CMS would not block the first time attacker, but would catch many more malicious IPs that will be blocked in a second attempt on other sites.
 
 Re: Better catching of spammers on sites like Joomla/wordpress
Author: S.Balanco   (5 Sep 15 3:36am)
how does one block or avoid getting spammers or even scammers from not getting your information.Is there a tool that will block them instantly.And how will one know when you have this taking place as one is not always aware



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