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Thread: Need to have some better security on the forums

  1. #41
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    Why would anyone do this? Spammy subject line, but the message is a single line of gibberish:
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21906

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    Filter testing? Trying to find a pattern for themselves that works?
    They're freakin evil, capital punishment now I say, that'd stop them quick smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by StringCheesian View Post
    Why would anyone do this? Spammy subject line, but the message is a single line of gibberish:
    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21906
    Turned out that the spammers were getting around the no-links restriction for new users (which applied to posts but not to edits) by submitting a quick gibberish line then going back and editing it with a detailed message including links. Cutting down the edit window seems to have stopped them at the gibberish...

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    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...88&postcount=1 <--- And here's some more...

    I don't think this is working as well as envisioned...

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    Well... The spam problem just upped itself a notch. I just got a spam private message flogging a porn site. Nice. And it got read at work no less.

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