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Re: The spambots are back!

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:07 pm
by webfork
lintalist wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 11:35 am
Somewhat related. I noticed that just now a "registered user" was online, Majestic-12 [Bot]
Thanks for the note but I wasn't able to find a user by that name. Maybe Andrew zapped the account on the backend.

Re: The spambots are back!

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:30 pm
by SYSTEM
webfork wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:07 pm
lintalist wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 11:35 am
Somewhat related. I noticed that just now a "registered user" was online, Majestic-12 [Bot]
Thanks for the note but I wasn't able to find a user by that name. Maybe Andrew zapped the account on the backend.
I think the bots shown in "registered users" aren't actually registered users. PhpBB just detects the bot from its user agent and shows it in that box.

Re: The spambots are back!

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 12:41 pm
by lintalist
There is also "ahrefs . com / robot" which is similar to the majestic bot, you should be able to block both in https://www.portablefreeware.com/robots.txt
or of if that fails by IP range (see the ahrefs link for their robots and IP info)