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The Lifecycle of Forum Spambots

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by reuploaded, Apr 25, 2008.

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    well, I received my tenth spam post in a single day
    The software xRumer, Puts it all there, its a fast spambot
    I downloaded the software and it came back with
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    Result: captcha recognized;activation code was sent: "requires validation";


    So, there we go, an old fashion trick at making sure the member validates email address
    The software can recognize 700 captchas! - So was this safe enough? no, I still have spammers

    Its ridiculous that this software is available for download however it is the user that chooses to spam with it (same way that the user decides to pay $450 for it)

    So my next experiment was Daniweb, I wasnt trying to destroy anything, Just see if it would let me register
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    Result: captcha recognized (multiply attempts);registered;

    At this point, It asked me if I would like to post?, Which it then gave the option for me to post 3000 new threads of spam

    So, this is proxy spamming at a high height
    I do not intend to use this software but it did make me aware of how easy it is to spam

    Now, onto the folder "ProjectFill" that is included
    It gives literally sixteen thousand female names
    43 thousand city names
    500 occupations
    32 interests
    as well as
    nicknames, passwords, fake ICQ, Fake email's
    So then the software scrambles these around and begins to spam with different IP's, names,passwords and so on

    Now, This part is scary, you know those captchas that we think aren't fool able?
    example - what is 2+2 or type a word: here

    Well, here is a snippet of code that it has in its walls
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    #><span class="gensmall">Quanto;fa;?<
    davec_result
    #>What is the name of the applet (hint: pjirc)?<
    answer=pjirc
    #>What is the number of minutes in one hour?<
    answer=60
    #>Anti-Spam: What is ;the;?
    answer


    The software also Mass PM'S

    This type of thing can destroy the internet as we know it
    When you program the software to crawl, it comes back with every single forum on the web, meaning if you were to leave it spamming for 7 days, you could almost have half of every forum or blog spammed by you

    I literally gained 67 megabites of text document using this, and we all know how light txt documents can be
    SEMrush
    I did not write this to advertise, I wrote this to let everyone know, what type of spambots we might be dealing with
     
    reuploaded, Apr 25, 2008 IP
    SEMrush