Battlepanda: Stripping for spam


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stripping for spam

I would be applauding this as an ingenious workaround if spam was not so evil:
Spammers have created a Windows game which shows a woman in a state of undress when people correctly type in text shown in an accompanying image.

The scrambled text images come from sites which use them to stop computers automatically signing up for accounts that can be put to illegal use.

By getting people to type in the text the spammers can take over the accounts and use them to send junk mail.