What’s the deal with the every few days spammer?

Smackpixi

Adventurer
Sorry if this is already known and addressed. I don’t understand the point of the bot that shows up every so often and creates an account and drops a bunch of Chinese stuff With university names mixed in. It’s a bot so maybe there is no motivation, but Bots have owners, and they have motivations. Just testing the forum’s bot controll? does it also try to make purchases? What’s it’s deal?
 

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South by Southwest

Incorrigible Daydreamer
I've only ever seen it spam the forum by creating bogus threads (like it's doing right now). My guess is that if the forum showed evidence of special vulnerabilities, it'd exploit them.
 





Rabulias

the Incomparably Shrewd and Clever
I thought you needed to have a certain number of posts before you could post links? Is there an exploit or bug in Xenforo they are taking advantage of?
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Sorry if this is already known and addressed. I don’t understand the point of the bot that shows up every so often and creates an account and drops a bunch of Chinese stuff With university names mixed in. It’s a bot so maybe there is no motivation, but Bots have owners, and they have motivations. Just testing the forum’s bot controll? does it also try to make purchases? What’s it’s deal?
It's every night at about the same time.
 

South by Southwest

Incorrigible Daydreamer
I thought you needed to have a certain number of posts before you could post links? Is there an exploit or bug in Xenforo they are taking advantage of?
I think the same spammer often posts threads that look like moves in the Battleship game ("d3"). That might be a way of circumventing any post count requirements.
 


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