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Spambot invasion
#404763 05/28/14 10:12 PM
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I love lamp.


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Ya_basta #404766 05/28/14 10:24 PM
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AAAA #404781 05/29/14 03:05 AM
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Can they track an IP address and block all activity from that to help stop the spam?


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Ya_basta #404804 05/29/14 11:01 AM
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Tracking an IP address would not be useful in this case. IP addresses change a lot, and I can pretty much guarantee that these are coming from multiple IPs all over the place.


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Ya_basta #404809 05/29/14 11:54 AM
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Indeed. It's pretty much impossible to block by IP and one of the reasons they are so full of random crap is to try and include as many keywords as possible that will help them get through automated spam blockers. OCR is getting better at defeating CAPTCHAs so it is getting really hard to stop them.

Sometimes they don't even care if 'us forum folk' click a link from here, they are just trying to get thier links out to so many places that they get picked up and rated higher by spiders so that you find thier crap when you search for legitimate things.

These guys are using OCR to get by captcha tools and sometimes you won't even see a link to click because they


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Ya_basta #404810 05/29/14 12:15 PM
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FYI,
for work purposes, I often use VPNs around the globe to test network connections from various places. Without changing computers or Internet providers or anything, I can make myself look like I'm coming from an IP in Toronto or Chicago instead of here on PEI. Then 30 seconds later, I can look like I'm coming from Sweden or India.

I can hit someone's network from around the globe in a matter of minutes without ever leaving my desk.

Most of these spammers don't bother with VPNs because they are already in non-regulated countries. Just thought I's share to show some how easy it is to go 'incognito'.


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Ya_basta #404825 05/29/14 04:26 PM
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Murph, I'm just glad that you seem to be using your Powers for Good.

So far.


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Ya_basta #404830 05/29/14 04:56 PM
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I say we sic Ken Klingon on them, as they clearly HAVE NO HONOR.


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Ya_basta #404851 05/29/14 09:50 PM
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Stop hijacking threads, guys. This WAS supposed to be a discussion about our fondness for lamps.


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