New malware: Captcha-stripper

Monday, October 29. 2007

Did you ever wonder how all those spam could bass by through even captcha protected sites? Some programmers have exploited an attribute of some men – they tend to do the weirdest stuff, just to see a little naked flesh. The programmers offer a kind of a strip program, where the girl will take off her clothes, after entering the captcha presented. The unscrambled captcha may then be used by spammers… what a nice and cheap way of social engineering.

Via Pandalabs blog and

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Fixed comment issue

Tuesday, November 14. 2006

There was a problem with some comments being directly rejected by the akismet spam tool I'm using. I changed the settings to have this comments moderated now. So if you had problems posting comments and you are feeling that those comments are completely lost now - don't worry - I'll only have to approve them personally. Please don't be disappointed if this doesn't happen instantly.

Update: After 12 hours not using a direct "reject" on reported spam by akismet I recieved over 100 spam postings. I could not yet determine whether a more restrictive use of some of my other Spam filters would reduce this number. So far I did set akismet spam back to be rejected. I'm searching for a solution.

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