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Kunena 5.2.5 and Blue eagle 1.6.5 released (30 May 2021)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.2.5 [K 5.2.5] 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 5.2.5

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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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Merged How to protect my forum from spam

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7 years 11 months ago #381 by sozzled
G'day, rhunter, and welcome to the forum.

If you read this topic (and elsewhere on the forum), some people have laid claim that the reason their websites have become clogged with spam or spambot behaviour is entirely due to the presence of Kunena.

It was not that long ago that I wrote in this topic:

We are sympathetic to the issue of any web-based discussion forum being attacked by [various badly-behaved web agents] and Kunena is not more nor any less susceptible to such attacks [than any other web-based discussion forum].

This topic contains many ideas that people have used (with varying degrees of success) to counter such attacks by spam merchants. I am sure that you will find suggestions and possible solutions to your problem by browsing the pages in this topic.

In the first instance it is a must that you should attempt to prevent the source of spam by employing tighter controls around the user registration procedure. As mentioned many times in this forum, Kunena is not responsible for user registration. I hope that some of the information you will find in this topic will assist you.


If you know which account is being used to spuriously send emails from your server, then it is a relatively straightforward matter to ban the account. If you have other evidence to substantiate the claim that [any version of] Kunena is somehow culpable in being used to act as a relay point for spam email generation, we would be grateful to know of such evidence.

Do you have any other information about what kind of web agents are responsible for this behaviour that you're reporting?

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #382 by XRUMERbot
So I got a really annoying problem. As we all know there are still some retarded people out there that think that spamming 1000s of sites out there using bots will make them rank better in google, so thats what they do.

Now I quickly figured out how to shut them out, replacing the default captcha with a different one.

But the main problem is that the bots keep thinking, that they posted something, and keep building 100s of bad links to my site every day. Im at about 50k links form really low-quality places all over the web.

95% of those links point to:
ROOT/forum/newtopic

What can I do to stop this. The bots are not able to sign up, but they still keep building shitty links to my site... WHY???

I'm quite afraid that all these thousands of bad backlinks are going to hurt my SEO.

I'm quite sure it has something to do with the structure of Kunena. I never had this problem with other joomla extensions, phpbb, vbulletin, Fireboard and other boards.

Thanks for everything :)
Kunena is awesome!

//edit:
I know that they are XRUMER, because one of them was advertising XRUMER^^
Last edit: 7 years 7 months ago by XRUMERbot.

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #383 by sozzled
*** Topics merged ***

G'day, XRUMERbot, and welcome to Kunena.

Kunena is no more or less susceptible to attacks from XRumer than any other web-based discussion forum on the internet.
Last edit: 7 years 7 months ago by sozzled.

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #384 by gri
Replied by gri on topic ~Gri to Matias~
Is Kunena software designed to produce spam ?
Last edit: 7 years 7 months ago by sozzled. Reason: Rename subject and topic merge

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #385 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic ~Gri to Matias~
Do you have evidence that Kunena produces spam? :huh:
Last edit: 7 years 7 months ago by sozzled.

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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #386 by mecenat
Why all use recaptcha on joomla and forums? Bots are easy register with recaptcha enabled.
For years i am use on my joomla and on my forum security question.
For example i make my own question - who is the best humans friend, in russia we say that its a dog. In my question i am use letters from different languages, mixed with russians. So even if a poor indian guy (who usually solves the captches for one cent)will insert this question in translator -he will not get it translated.
So for the last 5 years i didnt have even one bot registered or spam post posted.
For Kunena and Joomla there is only one extension which work like charm. Tomorrow i will post it here.
I do not ask my users even to register to post. In the end of the post creator window there is my question, without answer u cant post. So easy. Users hate captches and its really slow down forum grow.

Can you imagine if every site will use its self question? This will make it almost impossible to spam in internet. Even for soft like xrummer.
Last edit: 7 years 6 months ago by mecenat.

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7 years 6 months ago #387 by mecenat
Ok people, instead of use captcha, use EasyCalcCheck Plus - ECC+ for security question on joomla registration and Kunena posting (without registration)
Read my previus post. Stop use captcha, this is 21 century for God sake B)
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7 years 6 months ago #388 by Kubik-Rubik

Ok people, instead of use captcha, use EasyCalcCheck Plus - ECC+ for security question on joomla registration and Kunena posting (without registration)


Thank you for the recommendation of my plugin! :-)

Regards

Kubik-Rubik Joomla! Extensions
kubik-rubik.de
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7 years 6 months ago #389 by mecenat

Ok people, instead of use captcha, use EasyCalcCheck Plus - ECC+ for security question on joomla registration and Kunena posting (without registration)


Thank you for the recommendation of my plugin! :-)

Regards


This is the best anti-spam joomla plugin that i have seen in my life. Thank you for good work pal! :)

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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #390 by Matias
@Kubik-Rubik: Is that your plugin? I was also using a highly customized (improved) version of EasyCalcCheck few years back when I still had my Finnish forum. :)
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