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Offline (Unknown gender) Rodney_Mawley6f2de
Posted on: October 20, 2009, 04:08:41 am

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e41af34764ee5c73811a9ac12fdd37d2 Hi Guys, I am newbie in the internet stuff and I dont know if I am writing on correct board on this website. I
   have got problem with activating my account. I received email but when I click on the link it was not working, is this link is correct?  http://enigma-dev.org/?23ae4592839d,
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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #1 Posted on: October 20, 2009, 08:43:15 pm

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Banned for extreme liklihood of being spambot, despite being really bad at spamming. Honestly, what the hell?

And let me just assert that this WOULDN'T FUCKING HAPPEN IF THOSE GODDAMN IDIOTS THAT WROTE THE SMF CAPTCHA HAD REALIZED THAT THE POINT OF A SECURE CAPTCHA IS VOIDED ENTIRELY WHEN YOU OFFER UNOBFUSCATED SPEECH-TO-TEXT-PHILIC AUDIO CONFIRMATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE.

Fuck, if you can't read, get the hell off the visual forum. Now we have a thousand spam bots that are so well written as to have a library of audio samples to compare SMF's text-to-speech to. And let me say, that's not all that well-written considering how sneaky that audio thing is.
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Reply #2 Posted on: October 20, 2009, 09:53:25 pm

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I've changed the CAPTCHA to use reCAPTCHA now
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Offline (Unknown gender) recaptchatest
Reply #3 Posted on: October 20, 2009, 09:55:50 pm

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This is a2h doing a test for reCAPTCHA, and it works ^_^

(User was banned for this post ("this account is no longer needed" - a2h))
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Offline (Unknown gender) Game_boy
Reply #4 Posted on: October 21, 2009, 10:17:47 am
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It does look like a spambot, but what's its business model - could someone explain? I don't see direct advertising.
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Offline (Unknown gender) score_under
Reply #5 Posted on: October 21, 2009, 11:37:32 am

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It does look like a spambot, but what's its business model - could someone explain? I don't see direct advertising.
It's definitely a spam bot (google its text), and I am not entirely sure in this case.
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Reply #6 Posted on: October 21, 2009, 06:50:58 pm

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I believe it's a general purpose spambot, and it wants you to activate its account for it by clicking its link. That would probably allow it to bulk create accounts. That's just my theory. It could be using that link for dozens of other purposes, though.
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Offline (Unknown gender) luiscubal
Reply #7 Posted on: October 22, 2009, 10:57:31 am
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If it knows the link, why not just send a GET request to that URL?
And since it's from enigma-dev, what could that link possibly do besides activating an account?
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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Reply #8 Posted on: October 22, 2009, 07:12:36 pm

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I was honestly stumped by this one. I think its intention is to seem human so it can sneak in advertisements subliminally for a short lived period. Meaning it'd have to be able to tell if anyone replied to its post.

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Reply #9 Posted on: October 23, 2009, 01:08:44 am

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http://enigma-dev.org/?23ae4592839d

That is aimed at index.php, and the only thing I can think of it trying to achieve is hoping to cause some error.

Who cares now with reCAPTCHA. The bans will be reserved for dumb people ^_^
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