Cleaning spams on Fediverse

The big wave of spams is over? Thank you FediAdmins for doing what you do!

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License: "Cleaning spams on Fediverse" by David Revoy, with mascots of Mastodon, Pleroma-tan βˆ’ CC-BY-SA 4.0
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77 comments

link Erik Uden πŸ¦£πŸ‘:coffefied:   - Reply
ErikUden@mastodon.de

we fought against the spam and WON! :blobcathuggies:​

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@ErikUden Bravo, and thank you for all your work on the collaborative blocklist github.com/Mastodon-DE/blockli , that was epic to read. πŸ‘

I also read sakurajima.moe/@chikorita157/1 , but no idea if it is a source of trust about the source of the issue.

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link Moffin'tosh   - Reply
moffintosh@den.raccoon.quest

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org @ErikUden@mastodon.de @dushman

link Dushman   - Reply
dushman@den.raccoon.quest

@moffintosh @davidrevoy@framapiaf.org @ErikUden@mastodon.de
Yeah seen it

link Heliograph   - Reply
Heliograph@mastodon.au

i thoroughly hope they are right and this really stops now 😬 @ErikUden

link Erik Uden πŸ¦£πŸ‘:coffefied:   - Reply
ErikUden@mastodon.de

@Heliograph Sadly it didn't, but our work was not for nothin'

Firering up that old spam list and getting back to work at this very second.

link Callalily   - Reply
Callalily@a2mi.social

@ErikUden
Thank you so much for all your help.

link 27329ed9-2211-a1ba-9371-e2641bf0dcb6   - Reply
a1ba@suya.place

@ErikUden I doubt it's the end. It was annoying but nothing serious.

It's a beginning of worse spam waves.

Still, we've got time to relax and take steps for better spam filtering.

link Jamie :M5sPro: :x1c: :crealityk1: :neptune4max:   - Reply
jamie@fedi.jametek.com

@a1ba @ErikUden I never got any spam on this server, but I couldn’t get anyone to tell me how to install an MRF on an OTP installation anyway.

link 27329ed9-2211-a1ba-9371-e2641bf0dcb6   - Reply
a1ba@suya.place

@jamie @ErikUden

pleroma otp is useless and in general feels more buggy than building same version from source, especially after multiple updates

link Jamie :M5sPro: :x1c: :crealityk1: :neptune4max:   - Reply
jamie@fedi.jametek.com

@a1ba @ErikUden Hmm. I’ll just give up and ignore the problem then. Seems easier, I guess.

link 27329ed9-2211-a1ba-9371-e2641bf0dcb6   - Reply
a1ba@suya.place

@jamie @ErikUden answering your question, all MRFs on OTP are probably precompiled, you only need to turn them on in AdminFE.

But then you can't add new or modify existing, if only there is some way to add them as exs.

link Jamie :M5sPro: :x1c: :crealityk1: :neptune4max:   - Reply
jamie@fedi.jametek.com

@a1ba @ErikUden I was pretty sure this was the case.

Bad.

link Ayo Ayco   - Reply
ayo@ayco.io

@ErikUden thank you!! Is it safe to remove the limits on those small mastodon instances?

link Erik Uden πŸ¦£πŸ‘:coffefied:   - Reply
ErikUden@mastodon.de

@ayo I'll personally check them today - if instances still have ongoing spam or old spam not removed I'll leave them on the list and explain why, however it's best to say you can begin removing them all (even after my second list is up) because worst case scenario: you just import the list again.

link tnukerapedia [Pleroma BDAY today]   - Reply
kirby@mashtodon.alterracloud.com

good pleroma β˜…

link Metin Seven 🎨   - Reply
metin@graphics.social

I read "spasms", and wondered what new type of misery I had missed. πŸ˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@metin πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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link SuperDicq   - Reply
SuperDicq@minidisc.tokyo

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org Where is AI-chan? It seemed that Misskey instances were affected the most

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@SuperDicq For artistic reasons (composition, two characters side by side) and limited time budget (I only had from 16h to 18h30), I restricted myself to two mascots this time. Thanks for understanding! 😺

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link SuperDicq   - Reply
SuperDicq@minidisc.tokyo

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org Oh I really like it tho, not complaining

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@SuperDicq Thanks!

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link Puniko :verifiedsabakan: :antifa:   - Reply
puniko@mk.absturztau.be

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org i hope fedi software dev teams are now working on making better mod tools. because if this spam wave showed one thing, it is that many fedi server software are somewhat lacking to deal with such incidents

but i'm glad its over. was quite stressful
​:neocat_flop:​

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link :neocat_floof: sneeuwelke :babat_flag:   - Reply
elke@tech.lgbt

@puniko i wonder how much of it couldve been avoided if mastodon in particular had user registration approvals turned on by default

link Puniko :verifiedsabakan: :antifa:   - Reply
puniko@mk.absturztau.be

@elke@tech.lgbt @davidrevoy@framapiaf.org pretty much most of it, i assume. the spam was coming mostly from small masto instances with probably default settings, so i assume it wouldn't have hit that hard

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link alex :anarcat::gndf::tism::celadhd::nbin::tbh:   - Reply
graphite@shonk.phite.ro

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org ​:neocat_heart:​

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link constancies :kde:   - Reply
constancies@metalhead.club

I love your art :)

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link Annie   - Reply
theappletree@ruhr.social

Lovely picture and feedback to the admins. Thank you!πŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

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link joene :ecoan: :ancom: :bij1_flag: :antifa: πŸ‰   - Reply
joenepraat@todon.nl

Let's hope it's a wake-upcall for the Mastodon developers.

link Lexi :vt:   - Reply
alexis@foxgirl.land

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org apparently the spammer got arrested. i'm still trying to find more info, but don't speak Japanese. apparently their name is EdaAme-X or amex

link rnlf   - Reply
rnlf@dosgame.club

I think the spammers just... stopped?

I checked several spam instances and many still have their spam posts but none had any new spam created in the last 14h. Everything seems to halt the exact same second everywhere.

I don't think we really won, yet.

link HM02   - Reply
hm02@misskey.social

@rnlf@dosgame.club @davidrevoy@framapiaf.org Agreed. The cat is out of the bag. Automated spam sent to every instance, from every instance, is only a script away.

We'll see this happen again I think. And it could be worse - a can of spam with a Discord link is almost *quaint.* I shudder to think what other image a bad actor could spam next.

link Tucker Carlson's Nuts   - Reply
jstatepost@mstdn.social


πŸ₯₯ Eye just got my first Mastodon spam yesterday and now it's over?
Sad face emoji. πŸ₯₯
#Spam, #Mastodon, #SadEmoji

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link Adam Dalliance   - Reply
pre@boing.world

Weird attack. Seemed to be targeted at admins more than users. Guess coz the intent was to besmirch and cause blocks.

Glad it's over, if it's over, but if so it seems like the cops did more to stop it than us admins πŸ˜†

link stux⚑   - Reply
stux@mstdn.social

Oaw! :blobcathearts:

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link Stemy   - Reply
stemy@mstdn.social

Si il n'y avait pas une poignΓ©e de compte parmi ceux que je suis qui en avaient parlΓ©, j'aurais jamais su qu'il y avait une attaque de spammers.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@stemy C'est chouette que tous les comptes n'ont pas Γ©tΓ© affectΓ©, ici c'Γ©tait pas la mort non plus; juste deux ou trois dans mes notifications, peut-Γͺtre seulement 6 en tout Γ©talΓ© sur une semaine. Hier et avant-hier aucun, mais je viens d'en recevoir encore un il y a 10min, donc c'est pas encore fini et j'ai mΓͺme peur que la notoriΓ©tΓ© de cette attaque attire d'autres apprentis spammeurs...

link Dan the 3D Printing Dad   - Reply
3DPrintingDad@fosstodon.org

I have to admit, I've not even seen it, but I keep my timeline pretty tight.

Twitter, on the other hand... 😱

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link Nicolas   - Reply
dernicolas@chaos.social

Danke, @ordnung!

link Intel-Graphy \ - v - /   - Reply
intelgraphy@hachyderm.io

I have a question: do I need to use the csv file myself or does the admins use it for the whole server?

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@intelgraphy I think the csv of the blocklist is intended for blocking at an instance level.

link ikanreed   - Reply
ikanreed@mastodon.social

jeez I didn't even notice. They must have been doing an exceptional job.

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link cybik :deifirev:   - Reply
root@sms.cybik.moe

one of the lads doing the stupid thing allegedy got *arrested*.

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link Oi to the World   - Reply
cringemaker@l3ib.org

yes!! Here's to you @smn

link Ricki Is Not A Wizard Tarr   - Reply
RickiTarr@beige.party

And if you didn't notice a spam wave, thank your local administrator

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link 4d3fect   - Reply
4d3fect@sfba.social

@RickiTarr
Ours were so on top of it I never noticed a thing!

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link Ricki Is Not A Wizard Tarr   - Reply
RickiTarr@beige.party

@4d3fect Me either, I only knew about it from an instance update

link 4d3fect   - Reply
4d3fect@sfba.social

@RickiTarr I was about to amend my last post to: "Maybe I just can't distinguish spam from ordinary posts"

link η ‚ζΌ δΊΊ :hyogo: x 🏜️   - Reply
sleepytako@famichiki.jp

ηš†ζ§˜γ€γŠη–²γ‚Œζ§˜γ§γ—γŸβœ¨

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link Matrix :ruby:   - Reply
matrix9180@hachyderm.io

why play swarm defense mobile games when you can just run a mastodon instance...

link The Shinxposter   - Reply
zym@social.zym.lol

yay!

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link Max   - Reply
mdwalters@furry.engineer

mastodon guy and fox real

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link /home/filbert   - Reply
filburutto@sakurajima.social

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org FediAdmins are awesome!

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link b3n   - Reply
b3n@chaos.social

this win is HUGE! It means we're still breezing past the Bird Site and the Farmville homepage🐦🚜

My bet? Mastodon is going to keep rocking, while the rest of the social media world slowly turns into a collection of spam posts. πŸ₯”βœ¨ Here's to staying awesome indefinitely! πŸš€ #Mastodon

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link Felix Urbasik   - Reply
fell@ma.fellr.net

Unfortunately, I've seen some more spam just a few hours ago.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@fell Oh no. 😱

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link risavisven   - Reply
risavisven@meow.social

I just got another one a few mins ago 😭😭 but yea they're not as bad now..

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@risavisven 😭 Oh no, someone else reported me a minute ago also a spam. So yes, not totally over... I hope this wave didn't gave the idea to more new spammer to enter the game.

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@risavisven ...and I just received a new one too. 😭

[edit: putting the visual behind a CW]

A screenshot of a spam: on top a link to a service alone, then a list under of 5 quoted accounts. 2 β˜…

link nervous wreck :flag:   - Reply
hj@shigusegubu.club

@risavisven yeah it's back, hopefully at lower scale β˜…

link πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ くら Woomy :disconnecting:   - Reply
kura@z0ne.social

@hj@shigusegubu.club @davidrevoy@framapiaf.org @risavisven@meow.social 6 in the past 90 mins for me (and i consider myself a small niche single user instance)

link nervous wreck :flag:   - Reply
hj@shigusegubu.club

@kura @risavisven 2 in last 2 hours for me, your numbers are me during previous "wave"

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@hj @risavisven @kura That's a lot 😱 I probably received 8 in total (2 with the big title in red, with some metalic effect on the text as far as I remember, and 4 photos of spam boxes, and two maybe text only) but all of them were spread over a full week.

link JesseTong   - Reply
natsume_shokogami@mastodon.world

@risavisven Oh no...

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link Trash Panda   - Reply
raccoon@den.raccoon.quest

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org hey at least it's not just representing mastodon, I'll take it.
VERY cute art :)

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link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@raccoon Thank you!

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link Trash Panda   - Reply
raccoon@den.raccoon.quest

@davidrevoy@framapiaf.org ​:blobheartraccoon:​

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link Mobius Goddess   - Reply
foxysen@pawb.fun

cute pleroma mascot in your style

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@foxysen Thank you! I also like to paint her this way:
peppercarrot.com/en/viewer/mis

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link 翠星石   - Reply
Suiseiseki@freesoftwareextremist.com

New Pleorma-tan just dropped?

It's a shame GNU social-chan was excluded.

link thesuperpapagai   - Reply
thesuperpapagai@fosstodon.org

It amazes me that people believe that a social media platform that has moderation, administration and security all handled by volunteers would be sustainable.

link Peter Drake, he/him, LFHCfS πŸ”₯   - Reply
peterdrake@qoto.org

I'm still getting plenty of identical spam toots from various servers.

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@peterdrake Same observation here, but mainly yesterday: I received five of them. Today, however, not a single one so far. I hope it will be soon under control and no new spammer will be inspired by replicating this.

link nervous wreck :flag:   - Reply
hj@shigusegubu.club

@peterdrake at least spammers regressed to including url in text so it's much easier to word-filter it β˜…

link David Revoy Author, - Reply
davidrevoy

@hj @peterdrake That's totally aligned with my observations about the five ones of yesterday: they were text-only with a URL on top, and then around five quoted account pasted under, with a line break after each. They were very similar.

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link Yrdael   - Reply
yrdael@mastodon.art

cute art !

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link Tora   - Reply
tora2023@pixelfed.uno

Cuteeee β˜…


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