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Offline magicmiles

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« on: November 18, 2013, 11:53:01 PM »
I'm curious how the spam bots manage to register - how do they overcome the requirement to type the letters? How do they know which answer to give to the question?
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Re: Spam
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 12:12:47 AM »
it's actually pretty easy, all it takes is for the person who wrote the bot to visit the registration page and see the question.
I could write one up in C++ and Qt in a few minutes, but I'd rather not for obvious reasons.
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Re: Spam
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 12:26:21 AM »
Couldn't that be overcome by setting the registration page to have a new question every day? And what about the letters that need to be copied? Does it just generate milions of combiations of letters until it gets the right one?
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Re: Spam
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 01:25:18 AM »
Random word generator.
According to Cpt. Obvious: Theists think they know God, Atheists require evidence.

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