[Python-Dev] Summary of Tracker Issues

Andrew McNamara andrewm at object-craft.com.au
Thu May 17 07:00:02 CEST 2007

>Typically spammers don't go through the effort to do a custom login 
>script for each different site. Instead, they do a custom login script 
>for each of the various software applications that support end-user 
>comments. So for example, there's a script for WordPress, and one for 
>PHPNuke, and so on.

In my experience, what you say is true - the bulk of the spam comes via
generic spamming software that has been hard-coded to work with a finite
number of applications. 

However - once you knock these out, there is still a steady stream of
what are clearly human generated spams. The mind boggles at the economics
or desperation that make this worthwhile.

Andrew McNamara, Senior Developer, Object Craft

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