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Mod Version: 1.00, by Logician (Coder) Logician is offline
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (3 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 135
Released: 22 May 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 17
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Hiyas,

When a new user registers your board, this hack analyzes his email, password, ip address and isp (ranged ip) against existing board members and produces a sorted list with probabilities about who this new user might be. (See screenshot below). This list will be emailed to you with new user notification mail. (The probabilities can be modified by you so it's you who decide how matched results are sorted and ranked, dont blame me!)

Tested and will work better in relatively smaller boards (less than 3000 members). If you have a small board, this hack may help you a bit to track and pinpoint existing users if they re-register with different usernames. For large boards, IMO it's pointless to track new users anyway..

As far as I know it will work with ANY vbulletin version so feel free to try. Installation is very easy, actually 2 simple steps and will take you 2 minutes to apply..

If they change their both ip, isp, password and email, the hack cant get them, yeah I know! This is the best we can do with computer technologies. If you have higher expectations and demands, you may regard consulting a "Seer"..

If you liked this hack, I suggest checking Jawelin's nice Paranoid dupe user buster when moderating Hack too. They make a good couple and I use them both.

Click Install button, if you installed the hack, thank you!

Enjoy! \=^))

Logician

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  #2  
Old 22 May 2002, 11:06
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Screenshot:
(This is the part of email you receive when a new user registers)
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File Type: gif whomightthisnewuserbe.gif (20.8 KB, 2036 views)
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Old 22 May 2002, 11:38
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Great hack, i will install this one later. Thanks.
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Old 22 May 2002, 13:18
Jawelin Jawelin is offline
 
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Very nice idea and implementation.

Many thanks even for such undue greets....
I'll use ASAP.

Just a question: I have enabled moderation, but not email notification to the admin. I would, if some percentage value is overcome, receive that email.
Which variable should I check ? Do you think it should possible ?

I mean, if my $newuseremail is usually empty, i could put at the end of your hack something like:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

By now I use the counter of matches, but actually don't like it...


Thanks again.
Bye

Last edited by Jawelin; 22 May 2002 at 14:01.
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Old 22 May 2002, 13:35
MarkG MarkG is offline
 
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installed!!

awsome stuff!

note about installing on 2.0.3: i put the code on register.php just before this

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 22 May 2002, 15:09
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Originally posted by Jawelin
I have enabled moderation, but not email notification to the admin. I would, if some percentage value is overcome, receive that email.
Which variable should I check ? Do you think it should possible ?
@Jawelin: To add such a feature, first find the part in the hack code:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

After that add:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace X with your probability you want to check.

Now if a user's possibility of being another user is more than X%, then hack will flag the variable $alert_tick and by checking it in register.php, you can make the script send you email notification.
Like in your code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Hope that helps..

@All: You may ignore this message if you dont want to have a feature like Jawelin asked.
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Old 22 May 2002, 15:28
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Looks good, I just got what it does
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Old 22 May 2002, 16:09
Floris Floris is offline
 
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This is fun idea!
Good for my paranoid lessons 12step program

I will try to install it in the upcomming weekend.
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Old 22 May 2002, 17:06
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Excellent. Works perfectly on 2.2.5.
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Old 23 May 2002, 21:55
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Good hack

Good hack!
I will install later!
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Old 27 May 2002, 11:42
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Originally posted by Logician

@Jawelin: To add such a feature, add:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace X with your probability you want to check.

Now if a user's possibility of being another user is more than X%, then hack will flag the variable $alert_tick and by checking it in register.php, you can make the script send you email notification.
[...]
Hope that helps..
Thank you very much for this extension.
Till now, I never found users matching more than 50%, and think - for test purposes - i'll try to lower that value.
Thanks again.

Bye
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Old 07 Jul 2002, 02:57
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Will this work on existing members who have registered or just new members?
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Old 07 Jul 2002, 09:22
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Originally posted by mark@sb.ws
Will this work on existing members who have registered or just new members?
checks just new members against existing members' data..
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Old 07 Jul 2002, 10:48
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Originally posted by Logician

checks just new members against existing members' data..
Yes, but it is a very effective troll detector. I have a couple who can't figure out how I get them banned or on moderation before they can even post.
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Old 14 Jul 2002, 18:38
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I installed this, and it seems to have worked fine. My first new member to sign up after this is installed, emailed me their information, but for the probability part, all I got was:
WHO MIGHT THIS NEW USER BE?
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# | PROBABILITY | USER..| ID.|....EMAIL........|.MATCHES..................
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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[email] => indicates user has the same email with this new user
[password] => indicates user has the same password with this new user
[IP] => indicates user has the same IP address with this new user
[ISP] => indicates user is from the same ISP with this new user. That is, their IP range is same. Eg. 195.100.200.XXX etc..

Any idea what I may have forgotten?
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