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update: everything seems 100% thank you so much!!
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Good to hear. My logs basically confirm the same thing. There is near 100% success rate in keeping these guys out. In fact I think so far it *is* 100% and only a couple of manual spammers got in, according to my logs.

So we're in extremely good shape, they are trying super hard to post garbage but failing. I have a reCaptcha failure log thousands and thousands of lines long with "Из окон отеля Мардан Турция всегда идеал&" and "Жители Турции – общество и этикет" for the topic titles - whatever those mean, but definitely spam content.

I've hooked up reCaptcha to the registration page as well so they cannot decide to strike that page.

Meanwhile, SFS is still blocking tons of them before they even reach the page.

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getting spam again, most originating from the first IP on this list, but thought i'd give a heads up.

here are some IPs (the first one spammed three separate times after we thought it was banned but apparently not):
46.118.112.109
95.79.176.125
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Those two should not be a problem anymore. I refreshed and rebuilt the SFS database also.

46.118.112.109 looks like an "essay" spammer of some type. I'm tempted to just block that whole ASN.

Doing some research looks like reCaptcha v2 was cracked late this year:

https://community.webroot.com/t5/Security-I...ain/td-p/305247

Someone created this tool to solve the new captcha through the audio function, great:

https://github.com/ecthros/uncaptcha

Some of these spammers are willing to pay for the voice recognition services to get past the captcha. I'll try to find a way to disable the audio option and see if we have greater success, but I'm not seeing it anywhere.

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thanks so much john for working so hard to get this handled. you are awesome! here's hoping you can figure out a way to disable the audio, sucks that it got cracked. it's also ironic that exactly a year later they're back, lol.

here are some more IPs:
5.3.214.178
95.79.213.164
95.79.95.154
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I have looked and thus far there does not seem to be a way to disable the audio. Many have asked for this but no response.

We will not have a captcha that works as effectively as before until this option is added by Google, board owners will need to be vigilant in clearing spam from guest enabled forums until then.

I recommend wildcard blocking repeat /16s that you see, ex 95.79.*.*

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