Spam Protection issues

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1 month 23 hours ago #9341 by dimi2015
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Hello Jose,
I'm having an issue with the spam protection plugin. It appears that someone is targeting one of my sites and setting up fake accounts. I'm using the latest version of VirtueMart and a person can't register unless they have an item in their cart. Once they do they, they go to the registration page to register and continue with the checkout. Spam protection does block many of them but some are still getting through--17 last night. I have Google Captcha on the registration page. Any suggestions?
As always, I thank you in advance. 
Dimitrios

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1 month 21 hours ago #9342 by Jose
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Hi Dimitrios,

Are you sure there is no other page to register? It's not the first time I found an unprotected page used to create fake accounts. You can check this by accessing to the server logs and searching for URLs during the time those accounts are created.

Anyway the spam protection plug-in search for usernames, IPs and/or emails into the stopforumspam website. If any of them appears there a number of times (frequency), then the registration is not allowed. This means that until someone doesn't report those parameters as spam, the spammer will be able to register in any site.

I think I need to add more protection, but I need time to do that :)

Regards,
Jose

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1 month 19 minutes ago #9343 by dimi2015
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Thank you for your reply, Jose. I need to do some more investigating.

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1 month 16 minutes ago #9344 by Jose
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You're welcome Dimitrios! :)

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Jose

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