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Did TDPRI get hacked again?

Discussion in 'Forum Problems & Issues' started by El Tele Lobo, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    There's a bunch of posts with Asian language symbols in the titles...
     
  2. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    I would say yes... most definitely yes.
     
  3. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Tele-Afflicted

    Im not sure why, but this happens everyday now.
     
  4. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    i dunno why you guys let this stuff bug you even enough to find it worth mentioning.
    For me, it's just a slight annoyance until I've blocked (ignored) the spammer, and then it's out of sight, out of mind
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
  5. heltershelton

    heltershelton Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Sep 14, 2016
    not houston
    exactly.
    click on their name, then push ignore. then hit recent posts and theyre gone.
     
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  6. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Holic

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    Jul 7, 2014
    Belgium
    it is still annoying and it's more like a sign that the "new account"-verification is not working properly. The current user verification can obviously easily be automated by computers.
     
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  7. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    This discussion should be in the "Forum Problems and Issues" subforum, not the Telecaster Discussion Forum
     
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  8. Bri-Sonic

    Bri-Sonic Tele-Meister

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    Oct 9, 2010
    Warwick, UK
    Never knew about the "ignore" thing - very useful.
     
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  9. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nov 6, 2006
    Dallas TX USA
    Not necessarily. When you consider that you can hire people in Asia to do this kind of "work" for $3 per day, it doesn't require any kind of automation.

    They might spend 10 minutes per day hitting TDPRI. $3 per day divided by ten hours, is 30 cents per hour.

    The ten minutes required to hire a living breathing person is costing the spammers about a nickel.
     
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  10. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Pretty sure it's not bots, if you watch the pattern of their testing
     
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  11. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    They probably noticed that it takes an extremely long time to erase their spam.

    On the other hand, it's pretty weird that they're just posting nonsense. Is there an automatic thing that doesn't let them post links?
     
  12. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Holic

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    Jul 7, 2014
    Belgium
    As an IT security specialist, I think the pattern is a confirmation that it probably is...
     
  13. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I don't. It's not random enough, in the right ways (I'm also a RACF/ITSEC guy)
     
  14. optofonik

    optofonik Tele-Meister

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    Dec 23, 2015
    Los Angeles
    I’m beginning to think they enjoy it.
     
  15. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    They’re not posting nonsense. I’m a tech and have some experience in this particular niche. They’re in a very lucrative business although they’ve chosen the completely wrong demographic.

    Translation as follows:
     
  16. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    Interesting.

    What about when they were posting just those numbers without the universities. Do you remember what that was about?
     
  17. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
  18. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I think this was a quick testing of the waters, but I'm not sure of that.
     
  19. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    It seems there were two new accounts that did the postings. I put them on ignore but they seemed to be all about university admissions which is big business in China. Not sure why they were spamming TDPRI but maybe it’s a similar acronym to something they’re targeting and they just hit us by mistake.
     
  20. rogb

    rogb Tele-Holic

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    Jan 3, 2012
    London, England
    Wow it's bad today.
    I wonder what can be done?
    Certainly need some better verification process for new membership.
     
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