hey #mastoadmins, i've been seeing a lot of spam registrations over on scalie.business. M.O. is a username that seems like it's a bunch of randomly selected syllables strung together, a display name that's Firstname Lastname (seems to be from real people on fedi in some cases), and an email that's <username> @ one of these domains: pastebin.com/vq2MbUCh

they haven't done anything yet other than confirm their accounts, including follow anyone other than the default follows, but watch out in case they do

#mastoadmins if you're seeing registrations like this i recommend you add those domains to your email blacklist, to at least stem the flow (they seem to have an infinite supply of these domains...) at /admin/email_domain_blocks

Show thread

@chr I temp suspended registrations because of it, as those domains are cheap and easy to spawn more of =/

@ceralor i'm keeping scalie regs open for now since it's not too hard to keep up with but i might reconsider that if they keep coming


@chr Understandable, I'm just away from a computer often and it's inconvenient from mobile =( Hope it doesn't get worse!

Sign in to participate in the conversation

A microblogging network devoted to furries who love big things, puffy things, and puffy things getting bigger! Federated, open, welcome! We want to be a safe place to have fun! Be sure to check out the rules for a quick sneak peak into some of our details. This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.