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Mod Version: 1.9.3, by TheInsaneManiac (Coder/Designer) TheInsaneManiac is offline
Developer Last Online: Mar 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (16 votes - 4.31 average) Installs: 87
Released: 27 Jun 2013 Last Update: 18 Jan 2015 Downloads: 448
Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template External Content  



FORMALLY KNOWN AS TOR ALERT! PROXY ALERT TAKES CONTROL OF YOUR FORUMS WITH THE NEXT LEVEL OF PROTECTION! 3.8 VERSION HERE.

I've searched high and low for a modification that can detect Tor or proxy users. Personally I've had one too many banned members just create another identity and troll about. Now let proxies and TOR... Give you problems NO MOR! Now when those pesky proxy and Tor users visit your site, you can block them and redirect them to a custom error message!

You can also alert your members that proxies and Tor is not a nice thing to use! You can customize the message and it also allows to be closed.

Demo:
http://www.consolediscussions.com/forum/
*You will need to register as I have it set to detect for members only.


Features:
Thread Posting on Detection [PRO]
IP Address Whitelist [PRO]
Redirect Proxy Registrations to Blank Page [PRO]
Detect Web Proxies [PRO]
Email on Detect [PRO]
Index Only Option [PRO]
Usergroup Permissions [PRO]
*Search Engine Safe
Block Proxy Registrations (Registration Blocking Only Option Available)
Detect Lan Proxies
PM on Detect
Enable/Disable
Automatic or Manual Template Edits
Persistent Message Enable/Disable (Uses Cookies)
Redirect if Detected
Custom Messages
Customer Color of Messages
UserID Permissions
Block Registration Even When Proxy Disabled


No Branding Version:
For a premium no-branding version which has additional features, please visit my Products & Services page.

If you look forward to seeing this modification progress, you can help by donating! Donators will be given access to early releases before anyone else, and access to the 3.8 version pro when it's released as well. Upcoming features include:
Option to remove X on alert
Not allowing Tor users to post
Redirect to another page
Usergroup Permissions
Set a certain amount of views before blocking
Once closed, don't persist with displaying box
Possibly a notice type message instead of a popup
BAN Tor users automatically
Enable/Disable feature


Installing:
1.) Upload everything in the upload folder to your forum root.
2.) Navigate to AdminCP Add/Import Product
3.) Select product-toralert.xml
4.) Install the modification
5.) Set your options in the AdminCP
6.) Mark Installed


Upgrading:
1.) Upload everything in the upload folder to your forum root.
2.) Navigate to AdminCP Add/Import Product
3.) Select product-toralert.xml
4.) Check yes to Allow Overwrite
5.) Install the modification
6.) Set your options in the AdminCP


*Not working?
1.) Disable automatic template edits in the AdminCP
2.) Navigate to the navbar template in your style
3.) Add {vb:raw toralert} to the bottom of the template


Changelog
1.9.2
Fixed issue with broken bracket.

1.9
Fix for 4.2.2
AdminCP Manager
Pro Feature Ported to Free (Block Registration Even When Proxy Disabled)


1.8
Registration Detection Only
Added Link to Change Registration Detection Message
Fixed Issue w/ Registration Detection
Reduced Queries Further


1.7.5
Fixed "Could not find phrase 'proxy_alert_registration'." Error
Improved Detection
Reduced Queries
Enhanced Code


1.7
Thread Posting on Detection [PRO]
Added Member Only Detection
Added Global Enable/Disable
Restructured Code
Optimized Code


1.6
User ID Whitelist
Bot detection fix
IP Whitelist [PRO]
Registration blocker works with ip address whitelist [PRO]


1.5
Block Proxy Registrations (Screenshots Added)
Redirect Proxy Registrations to Blank Page [PRO]
Block Registration Even When Proxy Disabled [PRO]


1.4
-Updates
Changed IP text to Real IP
Changed pm alerts to be more detailed if it was detected using tor, a lan proxy, or a web proxy.


1.3
Fixed conditional issue


1.2
-Updates
PM on detect now posts the ip address, proxy ip address, and the hostname of the user

-Bugs
Fixed multiple PMs being sent


1.1
-Updates
Renamed to Proxy Alert
Detect Tor and Lan Proxies
PM on Detect
Detect Web Proxies [PRO]
Email on Detect [PRO]
Redirect to Blank Page [PRO]

-Bugs
Fixed cache issue
Fixed font issue


1.0
-Updates
Enable/Disable
Automatic template edits Enable/Disable
Font color of messages
Index only option [PRO]

-Bugs
Fixed cache issue in tor.php
Fixed online location still showing unknown for redirects


0.6.5
Added a persistent option in the AdminCP
Minor bug fixes


0.6.0
Alert message when closed will not pop back up (Stores tor cooking and if exists alert will not pop up any longer, this does not apply to redirection)

Changed the position of the alert to not cause issues with the Adblock Alert product


0.5.0
Block Tor users and redirect them to a custom page with a custom message controlled in the AdminCP

Enable/Disable redirection in AdminCP.

Who's online trigger


0.1.0
Release.

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Screenshots

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  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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  #2  
Old 27 Jun 2013, 15:02
davidg davidg is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
alot of people use Tor for hacking forums this addon is very good one if u want more protection
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Old 27 Jun 2013, 15:31
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by davidg View Post
alot of people use Tor for hacking forums this addon is very good one if u want more protection
Perhaps eventually. In its present form, it doesn't protect you at all.
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Old 27 Jun 2013, 16:06
AK47- AK47- is offline
 
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Can't wait to see this plugin come out of it's beta stages!
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Old 27 Jun 2013, 18:31
davidg davidg is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Perhaps eventually. In its present form, it doesn't protect you at all.
i had this in mind when i posted:
Upcoming features include:
Blocking access completely, make those troublesome users who switch identities, DISAPPEAR!
Not allowing Tor users to post
Redirect to another page
Usergroup Permissions
Set a certain amount of views before blocking
Once closed, don't persist with displaying box
Possibly a notice type message instead of a popup
BAN Tor users automatically
Enable/Disable feature.
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Old 27 Jun 2013, 18:49
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Yes. I was clarifying it for the other poster. I would like to see a total block for Tor users, personally.
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Old 27 Jun 2013, 23:40
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
NOW OUT OF BETA!

You've posted, and I've read! Tor Alert 0.5.0 has been released and out of beta since I now have the kinks worked out.

You can now block Tor users completely and redirect them to a custom message set in the AdminCP! You can enable/disable this option if you choose to just stick with an alert. Also shows up in the who's online as "Blocked by Tor Detector."

I hope you guys enjoy this modification, and look forward to more features and a premium version soon! Feel free to leave your suggestions and feedback in the topic.
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Old 28 Jun 2013, 16:56
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Ramsesx Ramsesx is offline
 
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Location: Southern Germany
Good job, a 3.8 version would be nice.
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Old 28 Jun 2013, 23:13
davidg davidg is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
any plans on blocking i2p to ? i dont know if this is possible i m just asking :-)
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Old 29 Jun 2013, 05:50
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Originally Posted by Ramsesx View Post
Good job, a 3.8 version would be nice.
I no longer use 3.8, but I'll see what I can fancy up. Won't be a supported modification though.

Originally Posted by davidg View Post
any plans on blocking i2p to ? i dont know if this is possible i m just asking :-)
No plans at the moment, it simply isn't that popular for me to invest time in it. I've not had to ban anyone multiple times that use it. If it becomes more of a problem for me or if request is high enough, then yes the plans can always change.
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Old 29 Jun 2013, 11:02
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rhody401 rhody401 is offline
 
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What a great idea! Thank you for making this.
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Old 15 Aug 2013, 10:41
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rhody401 View Post
What a great idea! Thank you for making this.
You're welcome.

0.6.0 has been released to now store a cookie that if detected will no longer alert as to of Tor use. This will not be used in redirection method therefor even if cookie is detected, they will still be redirected.
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Old 15 Aug 2013, 12:14
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
I like this idea and cant wait for it to be expanded.

Questions:

How does this detect TOR? I know they rotate IP's constantly as well as reassign the hostnames. Can this really detect the tunnels or users?

Would love to see a method to prevent tor posting and maybe even temporary moving into usergroups of any tor detected account.

Tagged for future. Tnx
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Old 15 Aug 2013, 13:46
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
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Originally Posted by smirkley View Post
I like this idea and cant wait for it to be expanded.

Questions:

How does this detect TOR? I know they rotate IP's constantly as well as reassign the hostnames. Can this really detect the tunnels or users?

Would love to see a method to prevent tor posting and maybe even temporary moving into usergroups of any tor detected account.

Tagged for future. Tnx
They subnet their address to the IPs. So by reverse looking up their IP address, and finding it registered to ip-port.exitlist.torproject.org the script then precedes to block the user. As of right now the only way to block posting is if you redirect them, I do have plans to bring the feature however into the product within the next couple of days.
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Old 15 Aug 2013, 14:59
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Excellent. Liked.

So ip-port.exitlist.torproject.org is the "external content" listed above?



I havent yet (that I am aware of) had a problem member using tor, but I see this as a good defensive measure worthy of consideration.
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