Smarter spambots

10-03-2013, 11:35 AM
#1
Smarter spambots

The spam is getting smarter, how does this bode for the future of the spam war?
Like the now deleted "joke". It almost seemed like a legitamate, yet stupid, post.
I only knew because of the links being highlighted red.
10-03-2013, 11:36 AM
#2
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Well thanks for reporting it as not everyone does.

Most spam is the same, some stupid sentence which they use and then they go into the post to modify it.

We do try and delete spam as soon as we can, think overall it hasnt been too bad compared to previous years (Last year there was tons of NFL spam throughout the season, remember some spammers had 21 posts etc).

Makes me laugh when people reply to it or think its a legitimate post !

10-03-2013, 02:00 PM
#3
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I didn't think it was very smart. It had three glaringly obvious lines of red text linking to spammy websites.

Only reason I ignored it was to see if anyone else would enjoy the joke.

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10-03-2013, 04:36 PM
#4
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Yes...smart spam bots...like that one which said you shouldn't pirate movies before posting links to watch movies illegally...very smart spam bots

I can has more Super Hexagon/Boson X-esque games?
10-03-2013, 04:57 PM
#5
What I am saying is that they are actually trying to hide behind seemingly legitamate posts.
Yes it had a bunch of red words, but the fact that is wasn't just blaring out a url means that these things are getting better.
10-03-2013, 05:59 PM
#6
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They're getting worse if you ask me. The good ones repeat existing posts from earlier in the thread and don't have any visible links. I've fallen for a couple of those. This was obvious within a second of seeing it.

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10-03-2013, 07:19 PM
#7
Duplicate thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=204149
Must have been started by a spambot
10-03-2013, 07:22 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Duplicate thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=204149
Must have been started by a spambot
Definately.
... Wait.
10-04-2013, 02:44 AM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saansilt View Post
What I am saying is that they are actually trying to hide behind seemingly legitamate posts.
Yes it had a bunch of red words, but the fact that is wasn't just blaring out a url means that these things are getting better.
The trick is to quote a strange post as that sometimes reveals hidden urls etc. often a post with lots of smilies are quite suspicious