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BotScout Discussion / BotScout on WordPress
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:44:47 PM »
For those wanting to run BotScout on WordPress installations, there's two choices available. You can either use a mod such as the Spambot Search Tool;


SBST WordPress Mod:

Or, you can use v1.5 of the BotScout General Use PHP Code;


Once downloaded (if using BotScout1.5.zip);

1. Open BotScout.php

1a. Change;

// for WordPress

To this:

// for WordPress

1b. Add your BotScout API key on line #103 (required if you have more than 20 attempts per day, but recommended anyway)

1c. Save BotScout.php

2. Upload BotScout.php to the folder containing WordPress. For example;


Note: You can use any path you wish, for example;


For filtering comment posting

Open wp_comments-post.php


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$comment_author       = trim(strip_tags($_POST['author']));
$comment_author_email = trim($_POST['email']);
$comment_author_url   = trim($_POST['url']);
$comment_content      = trim($_POST['comment']);


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// BotScout.com "BotBuster" check

Where /path/to/your/blog/ is the path you uploaded BotScout.php to in step 2

Finally, save wp_comments_post.php

For filtering registrations

Open wp-login.php


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// Check the username

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// BotScout.com "BotBuster" check

Where /path/to/your/blog/ is the path you uploaded BotScout.php to in step 2

BotScout Discussion / Bug with MULTI query?
« on: June 07, 2009, 08:57:57 AM »
There appears to be a bug with the MULTI query. The following for example, appears to return true for the IP, even though an IP was not passed?


I'm not sure which IP it's matching 14 times ????

BotScout Discussion / NRIP in the database?
« on: May 26, 2009, 05:09:22 PM »
Was testing the integration of the SBST into Coppermine, and noticed BotScout was blocking it, even though I was using an internal IP (in the 192.168.x range), so checked, and you seem to have some NRIP IP's in the database?


BotScout Discussion / Bots with "real" names
« on: February 21, 2009, 03:01:44 PM »
I was alerted to this by a friend and believe it's something we need to do something about (whitelisting them is all I can think of, but it's gonna be a PITA to do that).

It basically concerns bots blacklisted with "real" names, for example, the one I was notified of, is listed in the BS and SFS database with the username "Martin", which is a real human name that someone legit is very likely to use.

Any thoughts?

BotScout Discussion / Snitz code
« on: February 20, 2009, 01:48:37 AM »
I just took a quick look at the Snitz code and they really shouldn't be using;

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Set xml = Server.CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
If their server doesn't allow MSXML2, they badly need to upgrade MSXML


BotScout Discussion / - Seems I've annoyed a bot ........
« on: February 16, 2009, 03:55:21 PM »
Received this a few mins ago from (adsl-75-37-3-1.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net);

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Name: Killer
E-mail: killer@mars.com
How did you find us?: Recommended by a friend
... Other: Not provided
Site navigation: Very easy


Congratulation! Your business will be killed very soon.


I don't actually run a business but what the hell, thought I'd check the IP for kicks and it seems it belongs to a spammer. How do I know? He told me! (well not directly, but Google did, lol)

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The e-mail address the idiot used is obviously fake (@mars.com), but I've forwarded his e-mail to the SBCGlobal abuse dept.

Atleast if they're going to the trouble of contacting me, it means we're doing something right, hehe.

BotScout Discussion / Just a note ....
« on: January 29, 2009, 06:24:17 PM »
I sent you an e-mail earlier concerning the API key's usage, but decided what the heck, and figured I'd find out myself and it seems the key isn't site dependant, which is great.

I've went ahead and included a BotScout lookup in my Spambot Search Tool :) (I use this on multiple sites for multiple forums/forms/blogs/etc)

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