Linked Questions

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How and why do people spam my website form?

In have a web form on my website, and someone keeps sending annoying spam through it. I know Captcha can block this, but why do people spam my site - what's their benefit? How do they access my web ...
25
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3answers
5k views

How does Bayesian poisoning work?

This answer mentions Bayesian poisoning in passing and I've read the wikipedia page but don't feel I've fully grasped it. The first case, where a spammer sends a spam with a payload (link, malicious ...
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3answers
325 views

Odd spam in a forum

In the forum http://forums.finehomebuilding.com/breaktime/ (same forum that was one of the subjects of this thread) we're seeing a lot of "spam" of a curious sort. Obvious non-native-English speakers ...
6
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2answers
199 views

Why do we receive contact form spam with random characters?

For the last two weeks we have been receiving a form of spam through our website contact form that I haven't seen before. It looks like this: Name: iYvNgmpTLwxqaCj Company: lqidQuVNMhIJsz E-...
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2answers
117 views

SPAM postscript

I have been getting a lot of SPAM lately that have some type of encoded block added to the end. I am wondering if anyone here would know how to decode it. Here is an example: <467>3zunORiRd$...
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2answers
266 views

What is the use of this spam email? [duplicate]

Monday morning, and I've opened my company email box to find this an e-mail with the following message (no HTML, just text/plain - it was sent to a distribution group). Some of the headers: X-Mailer:...
2
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2answers
3k views

Phishing with links to real site (facebook) - what could they possibly gain? [closed]

I was sent an innocuous and genuine looking e-mail with "Welcome back to Facebook" from the address "notification+mnqx54sr@facebookmail.com". I deactivated my account long ago, so was a tad surprised. ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a spam storm? [closed]

I realize this is a bit off-topic, but don't know where else to go to ask... I've gotten an enormous amount of spam in the past 24 hours (hundreds), even after some relatively good spam filters. ...
6
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1answer
636 views

What is the point of an attack using spam without any URL or attached file

Recently, I received the following e-mail: Subject: Reply Me...Urgently From: something@hotmail.com From the Desk of Mr. James Kuffor Bank Manager, Ghana. Dear Sir/Madam, ...
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1answer
335 views

What is this spam bot trying to do by filling in my PHP forms randomly? [duplicate]

I have been getting a lot of bot spam lately. The most recent one has this as the body: already to standards Address is is required return ? then with local include accurate Another they in ? ...
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1answer
183 views

Analyzing the body of this spam message [closed]

I recently received this email, from what looks like to be an unprofessional hacker: Cannot display full mail body. You will see it when pushing here Sanitized link. Leads to example.com ...
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0answers
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What is the point of spam bots that re-post messages on other forums? [duplicate]

I frequent a low-traffic internet forum that has been dealing with some seemingly innocent spam bots that re-post messages from other forums. This is an example of such a message. It was posted in a ...