This evening a spammer managed to use the forum's Personal Message system to send out a significant number of pornographic personal messages. The subject line for these messages includes the text:
URGENT MSG FROM ADMIN!!!
If you find such a message in your forum Inbox, you are strongly recommended to delete it unread.
We have had a problem with PM spam of this type before and have imposed limitations such as:
- Removing PM privileges from Newbies
- Limiting the number of recipients on a PM to 10
- Limiting the number of PMs any one user can send in a hour to 10
However, following some indepth investigations, we now believe that this spammer is using a script which can circumvent all such limitations. We are posting this as a serious security bug on the Simple Machines Coding site but, unless/until the developers can come up with a solution, all we can do is apologise.