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Re: Time to upgrade the riddle?

Posted by John on Monday, 17 February 2014, at 1:30 a.m., in response to Re: Time to upgrade the riddle?, posted by Rick Baker on Sunday, 16 February 2014, at 5:48 p.m.

The spamsters seem to be able to break through most simple protection schemes.

The "Captcha" stuff seems to work better than the "riddle" because it is a visual image that you have to copy, which is much harder for the robots to do than the riddle which has a simple math problem that is in text instead of image format. Just a thought. It is all dependent on what the webmaster wants to do, and their skill level.

Having battled spamsters for many months before giving up on some other forums I was involved with, I know how frustrating it can be.

For the most part, these posts are not from some perverted pimply faced moron in pajamas living in their parents' basement. They are more likely a highly organized military or quasi-military group working up robot or automated programs to be able to disrupt or invade and manipulate servers for later evil deeds. A site like this may be for their "hacker 101" class to practice on, before they go on to bigger and more sophisticated targets.

I am certain they do not know, or care, a whit about trapdoors. Or, even read any of the posts.


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