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My bbpress forum SPAMMED and HACKED to the extreme!!!


  • pbul2004
    Member

    @pbul2004

    Hi,

    I have just looked at my forum on my site and it has been spammed to hell, LOADS!!!

    myweddingreviews.co.uk/forum

    I have removed it from the main site. How has this happened and why?

    And how do i prevent this for the future as this would 100% turn people away from the site, if it has not done already.

    Hope you guys can advise! I might just remove the forum all together unless i know this can be prevented!

    Cheers

    Paul

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  • Ben L.
    Member

    @nightgunner5

    Did you have Akismet activated? If not, you should have. Unfortunately, there are a lot of less-than-honest people on the internet that would like nothing more than to use your forum as an advertisement for their less-than-honest websites.


    Ben L.
    Member

    @nightgunner5

    Did you have Akismet activated? If not, you should have. Unfortunately, there are a lot of less-than-honest people on the internet that would like nothing more than to use your forum as an advertisement for their less-than-honest websites.


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Hacked means they injected javascript and such that was never meant to be posted by anyone.

    Spammed is just malicious posts. If you are simply spammed, install askismet and a captcha plugin or my Human Test plugin.

    Also, if you are running bbPress 1.0.2 make sure you upgrade to 1.0.3


    _ck_
    Participant

    @_ck_

    Hacked means they injected javascript and such that was never meant to be posted by anyone.

    Spammed is just malicious posts. If you are simply spammed, install askismet and a captcha plugin or my Human Test plugin.

    Also, if you are running bbPress 1.0.2 make sure you upgrade to 1.0.3

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