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CurlyWhirly

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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2012, 12:19:33 PM »

According to Milo (Milos1000) James is having server problems and hopes to get it back online...but weve been here before havent we  :-\ , when the site came alive last time he promised changes , updates and new stuff ... but nothing happened and now its gone down again, I just dont think he has the time to commit too it and neither will he pass the keys too someone else, shame as it was a good website.
Yeah I would have persevered with the (annoying) password reset hassle if the changes and updates had come about if only to see what they looked like but alas it wasn't to be.
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2012, 09:19:03 PM »

According to Milo (Milos1000) James is having server problems and hopes to get it back online...

For the past few days Ive been receiving porn/viagra type spam on the email account I used to sign up dslzone with.
Anyone else seeing the same?
 
Its a specific email address and not used elsewhere,  that address can only have been disclosed via the dslzone server.
Has it been hacked (again)! ::)
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2012, 09:29:28 PM »


Crikey I would have thought that those captchas, recaptchas, etc were difficult to crack and quite an effective anti-spam measure.

Surprising that !

Unfortunately not since re-captcha was cracked. 
I have to use several different layers of defence. The captcha is only 1 of about 6 layers in use on these forums - and its probably the least effective. Theres still one or two manual spammers that get through, but you cant really do much about those, but touch wood they are very rare compared to the large amount that are caught by one of the other means. 

The war for automated bots is constantly ongoing on both sides :(
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2012, 09:46:06 PM »

Further to the above, thought you might like a sneak peak of an indication of spammers that could have got through this forum if I relied on just the captcha.   

All the following have tried to register in the past few hours and actually got through a captcha test, but then gone on to be caught by one of the other methods I use.  So yep spamming of forums is big business :(
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2012, 10:33:11 PM »

According to Milo (Milos1000) James is having server problems and hopes to get it back online...

For the past few days Ive been receiving porn/viagra type spam on the email account I used to sign up dslzone with.
Anyone else seeing the same?
 
Its a specific email address and not used elsewhere,  that address can only have been disclosed via the dslzone server.
Has it been hacked (again)! ::)
It wouldn't surprise me as security is not kept up to date or never used to be.

I used my o2 email address to register with DSL Zone and now you come to mention it I have been having a lot more viagra spam lately  :(

Fortunately it goes straight into my junk email folder but even so it's a nuisance.

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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #50 on: December 02, 2012, 10:34:04 PM »

Further to the above, thought you might like a sneak peak of an indication of spammers that could have got through this forum if I relied on just the captcha.   

All the following have tried to register in the past few hours and actually got through a captcha test, but then gone on to be caught by one of the other methods I use.  So yep spamming of forums is big business :(
Now I see what you mean by how ineffective captcha is.
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2012, 11:14:50 PM »

According to Milo (Milos1000) James is having server problems and hopes to get it back online...

For the past few days Ive been receiving porn/viagra type spam on the email account I used to sign up dslzone with.
Anyone else seeing the same?
 
Its a specific email address and not used elsewhere,  that address can only have been disclosed via the dslzone server.
Has it been hacked (again)! ::)
I just had 2 more spam emails through - one from Cicily Stumpo and the other from Linocln Higonnet.

Do these (alias) names keep coming up in your spam ?

As I'm curious, I just noticed that the destination email address is nothing like mine apart from it beginning with the same letter as mine and ending in @o2.co.uk

How does this work?

I went into properties and I checked thoroughly and there was no mention of my proper email address.
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2012, 09:01:59 AM »

Neither of those names particulary ring a bell, but atm Im on a mobile device which is only set up for my personal email.  There were a couple that I binned last night, TBH I didnt really look at them other than to delete them, but iirc one was for lubricants (unfortunately not the liquid type  :drink:) and the other was something like the girl looking for a male with a clicky linky type of thing, I didnt look at the name.

As regards the destination, your email address was possibly in the bcc field, it should however be visible if you view the full email headers.
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2012, 09:42:47 PM »

As regards the destination, your email address was possibly in the bcc field, it should however be visible if you view the full email headers.
I don't know how to do that in Windows Mail.

I just used Properties, not to worry  :)
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2012, 09:53:37 PM »

>>  atm Im on a mobile device

Now on the PC, todays dslzone spam is back to viagra type of thing - example:-

"Get your erectile dysfunction tablets in generic or name brand at our drugstore." sender was hcxilxb@morelux.info
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #55 on: December 03, 2012, 11:41:38 PM »

According to Milo (Milos1000) James is having server problems and hopes to get it back online...

For the past few days Ive been receiving porn/viagra type spam on the email account I used to sign up dslzone with.
Anyone else seeing the same?
 
Its a specific email address and not used elsewhere,  that address can only have been disclosed via the dslzone server.
Has it been hacked (again)! ::)

The past month or two when it last went down, thats when I changed my address. I just knew it was going to go down.
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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2013, 10:12:27 PM »

Just to mention DSLzone UK is back up again  ??? (18th Feb 2013 )  :o
 must admit never had any spam  linked to the zone ,  :no: ,

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Re: DSL ZoneUK
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2013, 03:52:03 PM »


Crikey I would have thought that those captchas, recaptchas, etc were difficult to crack and quite an effective anti-spam measure.

Surprising that !

Unfortunately not since re-captcha was cracked. 
I have to use several different layers of defence. The captcha is only 1 of about 6 layers in use on these forums - and its probably the least effective. Theres still one or two manual spammers that get through, but you cant really do much about those, but touch wood they are very rare compared to the large amount that are caught by one of the other means. 

The war for automated bots is constantly ongoing on both sides :(

captcha in my view is aweful.

bots get by it, like yourself I see its effectiveness is minimal.

But at worst it stops humans completely, I have had sites where I failed captchas 20 times in a row so give up, at best it annoys the human but they get by it.

Sadly captcha is spread like a plague so many sites use it.
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