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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:09 pm 
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Can someone please explain to me why the sudden influx of bots and spam merchants over the past few days?

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Spambots are to the internet as weather and wildlife are to meatspace.

Spamologists might be able to say why. Not I though ;)

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AndyGates wrote:
Spambots are to the internet as weather and wildlife are to meatspace.

Spamologists might be able to say why. Not I though ;)


Have you ever thought of a career as a politician or a kung fu kicking French footballer? with statements so obscure you appear to be ideally qualified


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/takes a bow.

Hang on, politician? Feck off you sarky git! :heffalump:

But what I really meant was that there's no real rhyme or reason to spam at this close-to-the-ground level. I mean, I got one today for, of all things, a detoxifying foot pad made from Japanese mushrooms.

If you try to put reason to that sort of thing, you'll soon go mad.

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No, I've found it quite useful, really. I'd been wondering where to find GENUINE medications.

Now I've sent them my payment, I shall await delivery. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:38 pm 
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Ravenbait wrote:
Can someone please explain to me why the sudden influx of bots and spam merchants over the past few days?


So far as I can tell, it's because the CAPTCHA systems at the likes of Google and Hotmail have now been cracked by the spammers. :evil:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/25 ... cha_crack/

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