spammers on pypi

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 21:32:39 CEST 2009


On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Robert Kern<robert.kern at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2009-06-08 07:44, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>>
>> On Jun 5, 1:39 pm, joep<josef.p... at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Is there a way to ban spammers from pypi?
>>
>> Can you provide some examples?  It's possible that we can apply
>> SpamBayes
>> to PyPI submissions in much the same way that we apply it in other non-
>> mail
>> areas.
>
> I suspect he might talking about all of the "1.0.1" releases of projects on
> June 5th from "v y p e r l o g i x . c o m" or "p y p i . i n f o"
> (obfuscated to avoid helping them out). Most of them appear to be removed,
> now. These chuckleheads even have a blog post complaining about it. I can
> collect a list from my Cheeseshop RSS history if you like.
>
> I don't think a SpamBayes approach will work for this particular guy. It's
> not like completely fake metadata was uploaded with links to spam sites.
> There actually is Python code for some of them. Maybe even some that is
> marginally useful. But only marginally (Linked Lists for Python? Really?).
> All of the code appears to use their proprietary, unreleased package.
>

None of the code was useful, and I swear it all seemed like one giant
ruse to bump google rankings for his pay-for-play sites and downloads.
It was all just series of URLs back linking to his crap-sites.



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