[Mailman-Developers] bugtraq submission warning: email address harvesting exploit

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Thu Nov 27 21:31:17 EST 2003

On Nov 27, 2003, at 2:26 PM, Colin Palmer wrote:
> re.sub('@', _(' at ') with re.sub(r'([\w\.-]+ at .)[\w\.-]+', r'\1...'
> which achieves a similar effect with ARCHIVER_OBSCURES_EMAILADDRS 
> turned
> on.

which is a no-op, since spambot's learned how to de-obfuscate that 
stuff years ago. False sense of security. All it really does is make it 
more difficult for people reading it, not the computers harvesting it.

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