[Python-Dev] Summary of Tracker Issues
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.
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