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Spam user registration (6 posts)

  1. Orangemedia
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi,

    I use WP on dozens of sites and just tried 3.8 for the first time. My site was online at 16:55 and 4 minutes later I got 334 spam user signups, even before I could do anything.
    I use a safe VMware setup so the server isn't the problem. How do they know that I am online on such a short notice...never encountered this before. Does this have something to do with the new version and possibly a bug or something?

    Thanks
    Ruben

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    No - this has nothing to do with WordPress 3.8. Have you tried turning registration off via Settings -> General?

  3. Orangemedia
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Yes, I was somewhat surprised that it only took them 4 minutes to flood the system after I went live.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    That could be just lousy luck on your side.

  5. mmln
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    my site LIVE for several years. Upgraded to 3.8 few days back and suddenly thousands of spams user registrations (without email/ip address). I can't locate the IP address, something dangerously wrong with 3.8 version.
    I didn't notice these users until I scanned my table (wp_users), you don't see these users on website, but ur user table growing rapidly with spammers.

  6. mmln
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    After some investigation found it is coming from WP e-commerce plugin. After disabling the plugin spam stopped.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/spam-users-in-wp_users-after-wpsc-upgrade

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