Topic: Vulnerable to spambots
I think being vulnerable to spambots should be considered as serious as being vulnerable to SQL injections. I am a very good advocate of punBB, and I suggest it everywhere when someone asks for forum recommendations, but I had to sort of "close" my forum for now until this vulnerability is fixed.
I left on Friday, with my forum clean, with no spam (I cleaned the few spams manually). When I got back this morning, I found out that my server was rebooted twice due to non-response. After further investigation, I found out that the account that caused the problem was the account that hosts my low-traffic forum. Strange. So, I accessed my forum and found... A deluge os spam. Litterally hundreds of thousands of adult, child porn, and men's health spam. Tired of removing manually spams everyday, no time with my job, and seeing that I just can't remove manually hundreds of thousands of spam, I reverted my database to an older backup from last week, I disabled new registrations and set all categories as read-only.
I hope something is done about it. Thanks in advance.