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Moodle Security by Darko Miletić

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Protection against spam bots

In the previous section we covered bots that analyze raw content of the website but additional steps are needed to prevent malicious scripts from automatically creating spam content within Moodle itself. Moodle has four elements that are targeted by spam bots:

  • User profiles
  • E-mail self-registration
  • User blogs
  • Internal messaging system

Let us explain each targeted segment in depth and propose the most adequate security measures you as an administrator can apply.

User profiles

Every user account within Moodle has profile. A profile must contain username, password, name, surname, e-mail address, city, and country, while all the other fields are considered optional. The presence of an e-mail address presents a goldmine for any ...

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