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Spammers attack Google's Feedburner service

Discussion in 'Google' started by godmode, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. #1
    This is amazing. You thought spammers can't get away with captcha, increased security and akismet. Then this is a classic example of what spammers can do. Especially interesting when this happens to feedburner, a company owned by google.

    Story here: http://www.tipsity.com/forum/technology/internet/feedburner-attacked-spammers

    Digg if you like: http://digg.com/tech_news/Google_Feedburner_attacked_by_Spammers
     
    godmode, Mar 16, 2008 IP
  2. webwork

    webwork Banned

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    Spam on the internet. Hmmm, neat.
     
    webwork, Mar 16, 2008 IP
  3. kingofsanda

    kingofsanda Peon

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    Why do spammers have to ruin things for everyone?
     
    kingofsanda, Mar 16, 2008 IP
  4. godmode

    godmode Well-Known Member

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    seriously, they just spam all over the web. On average a decent website gets over 25-50 spam comments per day, thanks to akismet we dont have to do the dirty work of removing them
     
    godmode, Mar 16, 2008 IP
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    my_misyel Banned

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    Wow nice work for the spammers. This will give us headaches. Any remedies?
     
    my_misyel, Mar 16, 2008 IP
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    webcosmo Notable Member

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    It could be a technical problem. All system has flaws no matter how good people run it; after all they are made by human.
     
    webcosmo, Mar 16, 2008 IP
  7. godmode

    godmode Well-Known Member

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    it seems the feedburner foum doesnt have enough spam protection. No akismet or other spam capture plugin installed on that PHPBB board.
     
    godmode, Mar 16, 2008 IP
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    boxer126, Mar 16, 2008 IP
  9. mcaronan

    mcaronan Peon

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    Yes.. where's the real article? I though it has an example or something like that.. anyways, nice digg..
     
    mcaronan, Mar 16, 2008 IP
  10. angilina

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    So, even google is not safe from spammers :)
     
    angilina, Mar 17, 2008 IP