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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Fatleaf » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:18 pm

Smivs wrote: And it remindes me that I haven't pressed a petal for ages....<trots off to molest a flower>
Wait .... what?
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Fatleaf » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:34 pm

I might be smelling something here,

http://aegidian.org/bb/memberlist.php?m ... le&u=28376

Because of This web page.
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Post by Cody » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:43 pm

I refuse to install flash player on my machine, so I can't view that link - but I think I get the drift.
I'll only put it on the watch list for now though (in other words, I'll leave it for Big D). <grins>

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Post by Fatleaf » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:59 pm

It is a company selling computer visualisations of anything you are willing to pay them for.
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Disembodied » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:04 am

Looks clean - a profile with the same name is active on other similar areas, e.g. www.garagegames.com ... I've edited the above posts to avoid any too-public accusations.

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Fatleaf » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:10 am

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Take a look at this one then,

ltfzvdwhgaew http://aegidian.org/bb/memberlist.php?m ... le&u=28397

Someone who like to go camping in Iraq!!!!!
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Post by Fatleaf » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:10 am

Did Cody just kill a spam bot while online? I noticed a new member and just before I checked them out they disappeared!
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Cody » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:12 am

<sniggers>

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Fatleaf » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:42 pm

Interesting article in The Register about CAPTCHAs.
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Disembodied » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:03 pm

Fatleaf wrote:Interesting article in The Register about CAPTCHAs.
Still won't do anything to solve humans being employed to beat CAPTCHAs, which I think is the way most spammers still do it. High-end AI is still quite expensive, but the old home-made kind can be had for a dollar a day. Or they can just let hormones do it for free.

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Lone_Wolf » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:52 pm

In an online game i play occasionally, a player can gain rewards by "voting" for the game on several sites.
Since atleast 6 months i've been seeing graphic captchas instead of google reCapthcha .
The graphic ones i saw sofar come from 2 firms : confident technologies & picatcha .

I do have the impression google is a bit late.

Disembodied : since humans are used to solve the captcha in those methods, TECHNICALLY the captcha are solved by humans as intended. (just not at the sites that want to use them for verification).

Archlinux solved spam problems by having anyone who registers for an account enter the output of a linux console command.
Anybody with access to a linux system can easily solve it, but none of the spamming firms went through the trouble to investigate it, they just gave up.
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by CheeseRedux » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:12 pm

Lone_Wolf wrote:Archlinux solved spam problems by having anyone who registers for an account enter the output of a linux console command.
Anybody with access to a linux system can easily solve it, but none of the spamming firms went through the trouble to investigate it, they just gave up.
Clever, but not particularly n00b-friendly. Or crap-it-will-not-boot-and-I-have-wiped-all-installation-media-and-only-have-an-old-Windows-machine-available-friendly, for that matter.
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Lone_Wolf » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:50 pm

CheeseRedux wrote: Clever, but not particularly n00b-friendly. Or crap-it-will-not-boot-and-I-have-wiped-all-installation-media-and-only-have-an-old-Windows-machine-available-friendly, for that matter.
Correct, but
Arch Linux is a versatile, and simple distribution designed to fit the needs of the competent Linux® user
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If someone doesn't have access to a linux system , a bit of searching for "run linux online" should bring them to www.bellard.org where you can run a linux machine in your browser.
In short, if people can't solve how to register on arch linux forum, they probably should stay away from archlinux.

NOTE : for oolite.org archlinux registering method is not suitable imo .
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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Fatleaf » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:42 am

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With the return of Okti I think we also have a return of the spam....


willettaluette http://aegidian.org/bb/memberlist.php?m ... le&u=28504

1 entry on SFS.

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Re: Reporting spam

Post by Fatleaf » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:41 am

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Looking out the window I see something suspicious,

Marvingygiervaccifen http://aegidian.org/bb/memberlist.php?m ... le&u=28515

Nothing on SFS, but still, that name...
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