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32,000 logins in 1 day...?

MT2002MT2002 Posts: 1,444Member
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I was viewing the top lists section, and found bvgsoft_s
at the top of the page. Out of interest, I looked at his
profile, and it displayed [b]32,798[/b] logins.

This is okay, but looking at his/her profile...
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Registered: 2006-06-08
Latest login: 2006-06-08
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This means this user was only active for one day.

Now for the question...[b]How can a user log in 32,000
times in a single day...?[/b] Is/Was this a bug of sorts..?
It doesnt seem possible within only 24 hrs..

This question is only being asked out of curiosity.

Anyone have ideas?

Thanks,

~mt2002[/blue]

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  • JonathanJonathan Posts: 2,914Member
    : [blue]
    : I was viewing the top lists section, and found bvgsoft_s
    : at the top of the page. Out of interest, I looked at his
    : profile, and it displayed [b]32,798[/b] logins.
    :
    : This is okay, but looking at his/her profile...
    : [/blue][code]
    : Registered: 2006-06-08
    : Latest login: 2006-06-08
    : [/code][blue]
    : This means this user was only active for one day.
    :
    : Now for the question...[b]How can a user log in 32,000
    : times in a single day...?[/b] Is/Was this a bug of sorts..?
    : It doesnt seem possible within only 24 hrs..[/blue]
    :
    Oh, sure it is...you just hack up some script that calls our login page 32,000 times in quick succession. I can write you one in just a couple of minutes. Spread over 24 hours, 32,000 hits is only one request every 3 seconds or so, which wouldn't DoS the server.

    If that's what was done though...well...what a loser. I'll leave it to Tore to poke further, but it was so long back I'm not certain we'd have the server logs any more...

    Jonathan

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    for(74,117,115,116){$::a.=chr};(($_.='qwertyui')&&
    (tr/yuiqwert/her anot/))for($::b);for($::c){$_.=$^X;
    /(p.{2}l)/;$_=$1}$::b=~/(..)$/;print("$::a$::b $::c hack$1.");

  • WEBMASTERWEBMASTER Posts: 549Member
    Wierd!, but be some bug somewhere :-)

    I have changed his viewcounter back to 1 to make it more realistic.

    Thanks for reporting!


    [blue][italic][b]/WEBMASTER[/b][/italic][/blue]

  • WEBMASTERWEBMASTER Posts: 549Member
    PS, the toplist will not be updated until tomorrow. Its regenerated once a day).

    Also, guess I have to include some abuse stopper in the login system.


    [blue][italic][b]/WEBMASTER[/b][/italic][/blue]

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