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Kunena 5.2.4 and Blue eagle 1.6.4 released (04 Apr 2021)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.2.4 [K 5.2.4] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.2 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.2.4

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Blue Eagle 1.6.x requires Kunena 5.2.x to work with, this template isn't designed to works with Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 4.

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8 years 6 months ago #311 by naimless
Hi

At the risk of reviving this evergreen topic, I would just like to re-plug the free SpamFighter plugin (pardon the pun).

extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-...pam-protection/16331

I have nothing to do with the developer apart from being a very satisfied user, and it has single-handedly eliminated 99% of my Kunena spam problems. It takes about a week to train it, by marking any spam posts, but it then gets miraculously smarter and smarter with its Bayesian algorithm.

Now at most 1 post per week makes it past Captcha and SpamFighter (for a forum where you don't have to register to post). Before, using only Captcha, I'd have 10-20 per day.

An absolute Godsend that I can't recommend enough: it really decreases the amount of vigilance required in constantly policing threads.

I almost feel bad writing about it though, in case it becomes too popular and the spambots start trying to explicitly game SpamFighter, but hey, until that happens, hope this saves someone else a lot of headache.

Cheers!

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8 years 6 months ago #312 by kross76
I am in 100% agreement. We had some horrible spam issues, and this extension has solved them 99% of the time. AND it's Kunena 2.0 compatible

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8 years 6 months ago #313 by baijianpeng
I also want to remind the Kunena official team that : Kunena itself must has something wrong so that spam can be posted easily to our forums.

Well, I had tried SpamFigher, it did not work so good. Then I installed another small plugin named "SpambotCheck", this plugin can stop about 20 spam registration attempts every day ! Try it.

www.joomlagate.com/

Chinese Joomla Users' Portal

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8 years 6 months ago #314 by naimless
A short update - SpamFighter automatically blocked more than 8,000 spammy posts in only the last 3 weeks. That's insanely awesome!

But as Baijianpeng wrote, a big concern should be how spambots managed to solve 8,000 Recaptchas? Either Recaptcha is completely pointless, or there is some bug in Kunena's implementation of Recaptcha that enables spambots to bypass the Recaptcha check somehow.

Somehow I can't believe that Recaptcha is broken quite that easily, since it is so widely used on the net.

Any thoughts from Kunena devs on this whether the blame should lie with Recaptcha? Or, if any spammers are reading this and are having an attack of conscience - how the hell do you manage to spam us so with stupid posts about Christian Laboutin, Adidas sneakers and other crap???

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8 years 6 months ago #315 by kross76
Interesting topic. I've wondered the same thing and had the same experience. I think clearly they've hacked recaptcha, since I think Kunena just links to that service without any control over it.

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8 years 6 months ago #316 by sozzled
A few points to think about:

There is a whole business that's making money out of solving CAPTCHA challenges. There are actually "sweat-shops" in third-world countries where people are being paid for this service.

There are many black-hat applications available to spammers to use to register themselves, post their rubbish and move on to the next site.

There's an implication here that Kunena is weak or somehow enables people to spam. Those assertions are not proven. If they were established fact, perhaps someone would be good enough to explain the remarkable absence of spam on this website?

Spammers are drawn to "attractive" sites - sites that figure prominently in the major search engines. If your site is in one of the "attractive" categories then you will probably find yourself hit by attempts to spam your site at some time or another.

Everyone wants the "silver bullet" - the universal panacea, "spamicide", the global elimination of spam. I would like world peace, free beer and never having to say "I'm sorry", too. I think we have to be realistic about our dreams.

There are anti-spam products and anti-spam measures available. Some are better than others and not all of them are completely effective. Some anti-spam products may even prevent legitimate messages being posted on your forum or may prevent legitimate email arriving in your inbox to advised you that, yes, you did in fact win $10 in the lottery!

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8 years 5 months ago #317 by carsten888
I want to prevent posts containing the spammers link to a stupid handbag-site. I've checked the documentation and the configuration but can not find how to set this up. Am I overlooking something or do I need a plugin to do this?

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8 years 5 months ago #318 by FaneGSM
I use Forum Protection for a long time, I am very satisfied with it, Plugin have a lot of features like , badwords, url filter and work fine with Kunena 2.x
I do not want to be seen as a spammer or advertiser, so I will not post the link, but you can easily find the plugin in JED

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8 years 5 months ago #319 by g41n
Hi,
from some days I have bot registration and posts. I've updated both kunena and recaptcha, deleted bot users and checked captcha on registration form, but no success.

I've a Joomla 2.5.6 installation with kunena 2.0.2 and recaptcha 2.5.0.

Any hint on how to find where bot register themselves (and fixing the problem) would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance...

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8 years 5 months ago #320 by Jiminimonka

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