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Special treat for our friends in South Korea
« on: 05/05/2015 21:16:40 »
Here's a special treat for the lovely people, including the recent contingent in South Korea, who have been relentlessly hammering the forum with registrations in order to post hundreds of links to casinos and other sites.

Please visit this helpful address, which will help you to tell the whole world about your wonderful activities:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/Chris/HoneyPot/violencegarment.php

Chris

P.S. Everyone, please share the love and feel free to post the above URL all over the web so that we can clamp down on these nuisances... (It's a honey pot designed to catch harvesters that binge on people's email addresses and then pummel them with spam.)


 

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Re: Special treat for our friends in South Korea
« Reply #1 on: 05/05/2015 21:25:21 »
I am both curious and afraid to click this link. (Did curiosity kill Schrödinger's cat?)
 

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Re: Special treat for our friends in South Korea
« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2015 21:19:09 »
The link is harmless to a human (there's a hidden bespoke and random email address embedded within the page that a human won't see but a harvester will pick it up and then attempt to use it; this tells project honey pot that this address has been harvested, where from and by whom. The IP of the sender is then logged.

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Re: Special treat for our friends in South Korea
« Reply #3 on: 07/05/2015 21:05:28 »
I don't think this would be of much use. Let's just assume that the bots go onto the page and email the hidden email an email (spam). And then your set up email will start spamming them back. But, usually every mail service provider (I believe most bots are made to use Emails from good service providers) blocks a spammer (In this case you are the spammer) once the spammer sends over a certain amount of spam emails. Basically, none of the spam is actually going to affect the actual spammer.
...Unless of course the actual spammer (bot) is using his own mail server which I highly doubt;

That's also the reason spammer bots use a frequency algorithm, which spams a person after certain amount of time has passed. Although what they are doing to the forums is kind of a (D)Dos spam. They are not only spamming but also trying to take your server down and eat your bandwidth. To stop them, I think you should opt for Cloudflare service and add certain security measures for registrations and posting.
If would love to suggest some security measures that could be added.
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Re: Special treat for our friends in South Korea
« Reply #4 on: 08/05/2015 08:24:43 »
You've missed the point; project honeypot is tracking the IPs of spammers networks; when people try to register for things in future, their IP is checked against the database and all the comments from other honeypotters are visible; this enables culprits to be excluded from registering for things like this forum.
 

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Re: Special treat for our friends in South Korea
« Reply #5 on: 08/05/2015 09:39:57 »
Ah! That's quite good then. Although the bots will use proxies but there will be a time (atleast 1-2 years) when your forum will be very resistant to such spams.
 

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Re: Special treat for our friends in South Korea
« Reply #6 on: 17/05/2015 22:09:58 »
Hooray - we caught our first nuisance! Spread the word!



        Project Honey Pot
        Today at 9:11 PM

To

        Chris Smith

Chris --
Regardless of how the rest of your day goes, here's something to be happy
about -- today a honey pot you installed successfully identified a
previously unknown email harvester (IP: 86.99.247.126). The
harvester was caught by your honey pot installed at:

www.thenakedscientists.com

You can find information about your newly identified harvester here:

http://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_86.99.247.126

Info on all the harvesters that have been spotted by your honey pots is
also available here:

http://www.projecthoneypot.org/list_of_ips.php?t=h&m=usr_hp.h.192996

Don't forget to tell your friends you made the Internet a little better
today. You can refer them to Project Honey Pot directly from our
website:

http://www.projecthoneypot.org/refer_a_friend.php

By default, we only send this message out once: the first time one of
your installed honey pots or donated MXs helps identify a new harvester.
If you'd like to be notified every time one of your resources is helpful
in identifying a previously unknown harvester, you can specify this
preference on your settings page:

http://www.projecthoneypot.org/preferences.php

Thanks from the entire Project Honey Pot team and, we're sure if they knew,
from the Internet community as a whole.

____________________________________
To block all future requests:
http://www.projecthoneypot.org/block_all_future_contact.php

This message sent by:
Project Honey Pot (http://www.projecthoneypot.org/)
c/o Unspam Technologies, Inc. (http://www.unspam.com/)
P.O. Box 57265
Murray, Utah 84157-0265  USA
 

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Re: Special treat for our friends in South Korea
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