Fake users registering - can't stop them

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Fake users registering - can't stop them

Post by MiBri » Thu May 23, 2019 9:13 am

Hi guys

I have a problem on a website. Newest version of joomla and running Virtuemart webshop. We have hundreds and hundreds of fake users registering, but can't stop them. We have captcha activated on the forms, but the fake keep coming. Any ideas on how to stop this?


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Re: Fake users registering - can't stop them

Post by gws » Thu May 23, 2019 9:50 am

Try an audit at myjoomla.com,the first one is free.

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Re: Fake users registering - can't stop them

Post by CDXXonline » Fri May 24, 2019 6:22 pm

Assuming they're connecting with proxies, you can block proxy access to your website. Some people might not like it. Put this in your index.php header.

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<?php if(@fsockopen($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], 80, $errstr, $errno, 1))
die("Proxy access not allowed"); ?>
If they seem to be coming from a specific country you can also visit ip2location and block that country's ips through your htaccess file.

Just options.

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Re: Fake users registering - can't stop them

Post by Matt Bourne » Sat May 25, 2019 8:16 am

Yes, agreed with above comment

If you know the most of the culprit origins, just block their countries

You can download them here for FREE

https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... -blocking/

Also, from the same developer, and you're running on VM, please consider to try this as well - FREE

https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... revention/

FraudLabs Pro is a fraud prevention module to help merchants to protect their online stores from malicious fraudsters by screening all order transactions for fraud patterns. Its comprehensive and advanced algorithm engines validate all elements such as geolocation, proxy, email, blacklist, credit card, transaction velocity and others to unveil fraud orders accurately. This plugin operates behind the scene without interrupting the payment process and it provides detailed reports of all orders for the merchant’s reference.

Hope it helps :)
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