SocialEngine 4: Fake Users

There are many editions of SocialEngine around now, and most have bugs which require upgrades, but there has been one bug that has been around for some time.

With someone creating a fake account in the community. The problem is, they’re creating a basic membership, even if you have PAID site and free membership disabled, it will still create the account. It’s nearly always some variation of the same user name “jackw wigy”.

I did a search for this on Google (”jackw+wigy”) and discovered hundreds of this same fake account on Social Engine sites all over the internet. And that’s for the exact match… as I mentioned, there are other variations of this name, so I’m sure there are far more of these fake accounts.

This has been a problem for many version of SE Since 4.0.1 – 4.8.5

If you have this problem then update to the newest version of SE 4.8.6 as SocialEngine has now claimed to fixed this problem.

You can download the latest version of your SocialEngine Client Area.

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Andrew Cross

Hi, I'm Andrew. A am a 26, ICT Administrator which offers support to company's around the South Wales Area. I have created a few social sites for myself and other company's. So far 2 out of 3 have been successful using the powerful SocialEngine Script. I continue to try and help the community of SocialEngine by giving Support and Technical Help where possible.

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