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    (@orangemedia)


    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

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

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

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    (@orangemedia)

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

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    That could be just lousy luck on your side.

    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.

    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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