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Multiple account login detector (AE Detector)
Mod Version: 1.03, by MPDev (Member) MPDev is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.1 Rating: (94 votes - 4.84 average) Installs: 1443
Released: 23 Jun 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 5678
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Same plug-in found here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=125871


There are no differences as this plug-in works with the 3.5, 3.6 or 3.7 releases of vBulletin.


If you are like me and migrated from .threads, a common modification was an "AE detector", a simple mod that saved a cookie of a history of ids logged into on your site. If someone logged into more than one account, you got a PM letting you know that your site was being accessed from multiple accounts.

Over the years this was very helpful in identifying users who were posting under multiple accounts (alter-egos!) and users who would return after being banned.

You might be wondering why I don't use the vbcookie call - well, thats because on logout all vB cookies are cleared, so we need to store a cookie that is not effected by the login/logout process.

New Installation
1. Add New Product with attached XML
2. Go to vBulletin Options -> AE Multiple Login Detection Settings and set your specific settings.

Time to install: Easy - 2 minutes.

Upgrade
If you installed this as a Plug-in manually, you can delete that plugin and install this Product, just make sure to go into the Options and set them accordingly.

I hope you find this useful and will click INSTALL if you use it; should it prove useful to enough people I can look at making this installation more automated without the need for edits and an Admin Options page.

To upgrade you will want to reimport this XML file and edit your options accordingly.

1.0.3
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. Added a check to ensure that users weren't deleted when reporting violations
. added htmlspecialchars_uni call to username

Note: I am unable to get the call to construct_phrase with $vbphrase['multiplelogin_alert'] to work reliably, as such the $message variable is still set manually inside the plug-in and not via the phrase. If anyone has an idea of why this might not always work, I'm all ears.

1.0.2
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. Updated to include exclusion groups, users
. Changed so PM is sent by ae sender id

1.0.1
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. Released as a Product (thank you PHPGeek2k3 for your help)
. Added option to post to a forum versus send a PM (or both)
. All settings moved into Admin Option

1.0.0
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Initial release.

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  #436  
Old 18 Mar 2016, 13:05
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Alan_SP Alan_SP is offline
 
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If user knows what this mods looking for, he can avoid it. And that can be done very easily. As you probably know, cookies are easily controlled within any browser, just deleting all cookies, or if user is more technically inclined, deleting only cookies associated with site in question, disables this mod from knowing this user.

Usually the most annoying users learn this fact fast.

If someone would implement something like http://samy.pl/evercookie/ this would make deleting cookies harder, but not impossible.
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  #437  
Old 19 Feb 2017, 13:56
SP411 SP411 is offline
 
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ae multiple login detector settings, Detector going off for all the Admin accounts

Detector has never been wrong.

It's working properly now as it's still catching the usual suspects.

It caught someone logging in to all the Admin handles, which is concerning obviously.
https://www.sp411.cc/threads/198886-...ight=detection

How can this be?

Can anyone offer me any advice?
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  #438  
Old 18 Jun 2017, 12:32
ivanp ivanp is offline
 
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For PHP 7 compatibility all calls to split function should be changed to explode in product-ae_detection.xml.
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  #439  
Old 21 Jul 2017, 16:58
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I've been relying on this for years and years. Is anyone using this in vB 5 or something equivalent? we may be upgrading soon.
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  #440  
Old 31 Dec 2017, 23:48
Hilary Hilary is offline
 
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I have vB 4.2.5, php 5.6, and I'm very much afraid this has stopped working. (It worked in earlier versions of vb4 - I don't know whether it was the php or vB upgrade that killed it.) I would gladly pay to get it back. Anyone have any suggestions?
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  #441  
Old 01 Jan 2018, 10:34
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Stratis Stratis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hilary View Post
I have vB 4.2.5, php 5.6, and I'm very much afraid this has stopped working. (It worked in earlier versions of vb4 - I don't know whether it was the php or vB upgrade that killed it.) I would gladly pay to get it back. Anyone have any suggestions?

This works in vb4.2.5 and in PHP 7 also a little different though.
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=282525
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  #442  
Old 01 Jan 2018, 11:15
Hilary Hilary is offline
 
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Thank you, Stratis! I'll install that. Of course a determined troll can get round that just by registering from a coffee shop, but anything that makes their lives more difficult is still worth it.

There is an updated version of this thread's mod in the vbulletin mods forum - http://vbulletin-mods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5909 - but I can't download and try it until my first two posts there have been approved by a moderator. Fingers crossed that one'll work.
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  #443  
Old 01 Jan 2018, 18:18
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Alan_SP Alan_SP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hilary View Post
Thank you, Stratis! I'll install that. Of course a determined troll can get round that just by registering from a coffee shop, but anything that makes their lives more difficult is still worth it.
Actually, you don't need different computer to avoid detection.

Also, it would be really sad if this great addon stop working in latest vB. I'm still not on latest vB, but it is really great protection from less tech savvy users.
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  #444  
Old 01 Jan 2018, 18:40
IggyP IggyP is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hilary View Post
Thank you, Stratis! I'll install that. Of course a determined troll can get round that just by registering from a coffee shop, but anything that makes their lives more difficult is still worth it.

There is an updated version of this thread's mod in the vbulletin mods forum - http://vbulletin-mods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5909 - but I can't download and try it until my first two posts there have been approved by a moderator. Fingers crossed that one'll work.
last post seems was years ago, its a dead site? :/

i think i signed up before but gave up or hmm....cant recall exactly

edit: hmm nevermind i see some recent...interesting..
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  #445  
Old 26 Feb 2018, 05:35
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gsk8 gsk8 is offline
 
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Wish we could get this for VB5!
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  #446  
Old 27 Feb 2018, 18:23
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Stay with vB4.2.5
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  #447  
Old 27 Feb 2018, 19:16
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LOL!! Wish I could but my PHP 7 is messing up the mods!
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  #448  
Old 27 Feb 2018, 19:53
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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There are easy fixes for almost all of them.

I posted on vBulletin.com.

Tell me what mods you're having problems with and I can probably give you fixes for most if not all of them.
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  #449  
Old 28 Feb 2018, 05:09
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gsk8 gsk8 is offline
 
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Oh wow! That would be awesome!

I just reinstalled VB 4.2.5 thinking I had an outdated config.php. As it turns out, they are still using 4.2.2 config file.

Not sure what mods, if any are being affected. Only that when I save changes in admincp, I get two lines of errors for line 1032. Even after I disabled hooks.

Thanks for reaching out and I'll PM you!
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  #450  
Old 28 Feb 2018, 20:12
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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OK. Either here or at vBulletin.com.
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