[etoys-dev] forum spam
timothy at squeakland.org
Mon Jul 13 07:20:16 EDT 2009
We got spammed by two new forum accounts this weekend. I've removed
the accounts, but it begs the question ... how did this happen?
Forum registration requires a "type the numbers in the image" check
and a "click this email" authentication check before posting is allowed.
This means the accounts could both read funky image numbers *and*
clicked through the link from their inbox (with a valid email address).
Either spambots have gotten smarter or these were actual humans, which
we can't really protect against without requiring moderator approval
of all new accounts.
Anyway, just letting you all know that I'm watching, researching, and
considering the problem carefully.
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