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[C] Detecting MyBB scraping bots filter_list
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[C] Detecting MyBB scraping bots #1
So, we've had about a dozen bots recently that register an account, then just view multiple threads every second, scraping the data off of them (presumably to post elsewhere). Our members have been quick to pick up on some of these, but not all of them, So I started a software project to combat it. It's called slbot.

https://github.com/phyrrus9/slbot

I laid all of the groundwork and then more or less lost the motivation to finish it. All this really needs is a main function to drive it (all of the helpers are done). I'm happy to help anyone understand this code if they're willing to finish the project.

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RE: [C] Detecting MyBB scraping bots #2
I've forked it, I'll probably finish it sometime later


(11-02-2018, 02:51 AM)Skullmeat Wrote: Ok, there no real practical reason for doing this, but that's never stopped me.

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RE: [C] Detecting MyBB scraping bots #3
(03-14-2018, 03:46 AM)Ender Wrote: I've forked it, I'll probably finish it sometime later

Biggrin My intent on that was to follow this sort of algo:

pull down the who's online list and build a list of usernames and what they're doing
compare to existing list, if they're different, update the counter
if there are more users than the list holds, replace the users who have changed the least
repeat n times
if user has changed doings more than 80% of the times, its likely a bot

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