Bogus web site registrations
November 4, 2011 6:38 AM Subscribe
I have a web site using Wordpress and a forum plug-in (Simple-Press) that's been around for awhile and has become fairly popular. All of a sudden I've begun getting at least 3 to 6 bogus user registrations
each day that are coming from IP addresses in Russia and eastern Europe. I don't really know why or how concerned I should be. They don't need to register to post comments on my blog and Akismet is almost 100% effective at getting rid of comment spam. They're also either not trying to post spam on my forum or they can't get past the Captcha/challenge it uses.
posted by 14580 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I'm wondering if I can safely ignore the bogus registrations or if I should be taking precautions of some kind to protect my site. I have considered using my .htaccess file to block all access from those countries. But that would create a pretty huge deny list and I'm afraid it might affect the performance of my web site. What advice can you give me?