[Python-Dev] Summary of Tracker Issues

Scott Dial scott+python-dev at scottdial.com
Thu May 17 17:04:46 CEST 2007

Hrvoje Niksic wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 22:17 -0700, Talin wrote:
>> Here's a simple method: Put up a free porn site [...]
> Is it known that someone actually implemented this?

I moderate a discussion forum which was abused with this exact attack. 
At the time, it was a phpBB forum which had the standard graphical 
captcha. After switching to a different forum package, the attacks went 
away. I will assume because (as it has been said) it was no longer a 
well-known and common interface.

However, it may also be because instead of using a graphic (which is 
easily transplanted to another page), it uses ascii art which would 
require more effort to extract and move to another page.


Scott Dial
scott at scottdial.com
scodial at cs.indiana.edu

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