Tag: spam

An easy tweak with PHPBB forums to avoid automated registration of spambot users

Spammers¬† finally reached PHPBB version 3 “Olympus” default CAPTCHA automated OCR task in their development schedule and recently started registering bot users passing the provided CAPTCHA confirmation code. Luckily to them, PHPBB3 default CAPTCHA code is ridiculously easy to OCR, os basically this was rather expected. It does not however mean that there is no…

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Collection Bureau

Someone, maybe Julia Cow (or Crow? whatever), provided my voice mail number as her own and I started receiving messages from so called First National Collection Bureau. It would be quite amusing unless they keep throwing messages on a daily basis, including 5 second calls with a sexy breath on the other side of the…

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