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April 15th, 2008, 08:39 PM #1Spammers crack Captcha
Seems really nothing is safe from the spammers anymore. This article on Ars Technica highlights how quickly bots are now able to crack captcha:
Kinda leads one to think that the efforts we use to protect our email addresses on forums. ie. myname [at] anydomain [dot] com can be pretty easily deciphered as well.[B]Dave Oliver[/B] - AMWSO Affiliate Program Management Team
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April 15th, 2008, 10:33 PM #2
That is amazing. I personally have trouble interpreting captchas all the time. They were getting way too complicated.
Something I signed up for awhile back sent my validation pin to my cell phone. I wonder how viable that is.
April 15th, 2008, 10:47 PM #3Originally Posted by DaveAMWSO
As for encrypting your email, you can use some novel methods (such as myname[delete-before-sending]@domain.com, and change it up often, or use images.
April 16th, 2008, 05:58 AM #4
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April 16th, 2008, 11:01 AM #5Something I signed up for awhile back sent my validation pin to my cell phone. I wonder how viable that is.
And no I wouldn't add texting to my cell account (for $5/mo). I only get about 3 txts a year, and usually I erase 'em unread because they've all been ads/spam (except for the above confirmation). I sure don't want to have to pay, either 10c/msg or $60/yr, just to get signup confirmations.There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
April 17th, 2008, 05:00 AM #6
Yuck. The amount of spam I'm getting is getting worse and worse by the day; around 100 message per day which amounts to good few minutes deleting all the cr#p.
April 17th, 2008, 10:12 AM #7
Totally agree with Leader. I don't pay for text messaging, and I don't want to rack up per-message fees. I'm also not keen on sharing my cell number with just anyone, and will usually put 555-555-5555 in for the phone number when registering at sites, unless I absolutely need to put in my real number.
I get enough spam in my email, I don't need it on my cell phone.
(actually, I don't get enough in my email, but that's only because of my spam book project - but otherwise...)Daniel M. Clark
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April 17th, 2008, 12:44 PM #8Originally Posted by James - AMWSO
April 17th, 2008, 01:14 PM #9
[qoute]Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA)[/qoute]
Makes you think if they came up with CAPTCHA first and then thought of the words after lol.