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[Resolved] bursting relationship

  • Participant
    Level: Enlightened
    Posts: 126
    Hervé on #20569

    Hello,

    Several buddypress members have just complained (some with a disabled account) that they have received more than 1000 emails informing them of acceptance to become “friends”
    I did not activate the logs. I have the latest versions of worpdress, buddypress … as well as “All In One WP Security” plugin
    Do you have an idea how was it possible?
    and what interest for a hacker?
    Regards

  • Keymaster
    (BuddyDev Team)
    Posts: 21267
    Brajesh Singh on #20573

    Hi Herve,
    It is a common issue on BuddyPress. There are bots to do it.
    This is why we created Friendship restrictions plugin.

    You do have our membership, so I will suggest using

    https://buddydev.com/plugins/buddypress-friendship-restrictions/

    Just rate limit the number of requests a user can send per hour and it will limit the damage.

    Regards
    Brajesh

  • Participant
    Level: Enlightened
    Posts: 126
    Hervé on #20583

    Hi Brajesh
    Ok thanks for the answer and the plugin 🙂
    I do not understand
    why do pirates do this ??
    why BP does not forbid it immediately?
    why is it possible if access to the profile is restricted to the member?
    Regards

  • Keymaster
    (BuddyDev Team)
    Posts: 21267
    Brajesh Singh on #20605

    Hi Herve,
    You are welcome.

    Pirates do it because they believe they can swindle people and BuddyPress is a development in progress, so they may add it in future.
    For now, It is not available and that’s where we come to provide the functionality.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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