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Postby Guest » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:59 am

Hello! How can I contact Admin?
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:05 am

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Postby Wonks » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:15 am

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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:29 am

Yeah... Already on the watch list.

Because I'm such a nice, caring and helpful person who tries always to think the best of people, I've given this new forum member the benefit of the doubt by letting his post through the mod queue... but I agree that it does reek of spammage.

If it turns out that my trust was misplaced this lovely member of the human race will join the ever growing list of banned wankers and IP addresses, whilst also knocking my faith in humanity down a little bit more... :angel:
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Wonks » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:44 am

I just feel that the spambots are getting more clever.
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 am

Wonks wrote:I just feel that the spambots are getting more clever.

No, they really aren't... just more tiresome and time-consuming. :protest:
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Postby Wonks » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:50 am

A very happy Monday morning to you, Hugh. :D
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:52 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:If it turns out that my trust was misplaced this lovely member of the human race will join the ever growing list of banned wankers and IP addresses, whilst also knocking my faith in humanity down a little bit more... :angel:

Dammit, I've been rumbled :headbang:
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:18 pm

:lol:
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby zenguitar » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:18 pm

Be prepared to be disappointed Hugh. He posted from a static IP in Vietnam that has been reported as a known spam source.

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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:28 pm

Humanity has let me down again... :cry:

Poster nuked....

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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:55 pm

Perhaps in compensation you can attach the sound of a toilet flushing and a long scream to the Send Spammer To The Depths of Hell Delete button!
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:56 pm

:lol:
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:02 pm

I can understand the nasty spam that tries to access bank and other info or infect a system but could never understand the benign (if it is) junk that arrives and does nothing but irritate. (In theory)

Do you think it’s from spam trainees? Or spammers not bright enough to figure out code that can do real damage? I haven’t researched this yet but there must be some interesting articles out there.
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Re: Hello! How can I contact Admin?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:55 pm

I suspect it's just about getting people to click on a link. The scatter-gun approach, where you simply automate the spam posting to as many forums as possible, probably has some success in achieving that even if the hit rate is 0.001%.

If there was no link in the original post then I'm guessing the chances are high that a follow-up post (when it came) would have contained one, either in textual or clickable form, on the premise that the original post would have garnered attention of some kind and therefore the follow-up stands a higher chance of obtaining the precious click.

It's all relatively trivial to automate in script and there are no end of spam-bots out there sadly.

The link is then only an entry point to whatever comes next, whether malware, some kind of commercial associate link or an attempt to flog you some magic pills to make your beanstalk bigger.
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