[webkit-dev] SPAM on trac.webkit.org
shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Sun Apr 17 07:30:56 PDT 2016
Well defined deep learning algorithms have emerged that can read text and
numbers that are embedded within images in real time. I believe Captcha is
about to become obsoleted by these advances.
I haven't heard about any spammer's using these algorithms yet, but it seems
to me it is only a matter of time.
Karen Shaeffer Be aware: If you see an obstacle in your path,
Neuralscape Services that obstacle is your path. Zen proverb
On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 06:14:25AM -0700, Lucas Forschler wrote:
> I’ve removed WIKI_CREATE and WIKI_MODIFY permissions from the ‘authenticated' and ‘developer' groups. Removing from the authenticated group may have been enough, but I wanted to be certain to stop spam and get it under control before loosening permissions.
> I’ve also attempted to delete all the spam posts, and revert any modifications to other pages.
> Looks like the following email addresses were used:
> tom24by7 at gmail.com
> anna.rascal15 at gmail.com
> emaxico9 at gmail.com
> mailme.john5 at rediffmail.com <mailto:mailme.john5 at rediffmail.com>
> I believe we can turn on the Captcha mechanism, which may help alleviate some spam. I’ll continue to investigate.
> > On Apr 17, 2016, at 5:27 AM, Lucas Forschler <lforschler at apple.com> wrote:
> > I’m investigating now.
> > It looks like trac also has some spam filter ability: https://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/SpamFilter <https://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/SpamFilter>
> > Lucas
> >> On Apr 16, 2016, at 7:07 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com <mailto:darin at apple.com>> wrote:
> >> We are definitely going to have to change the policy on the wiki. The spam is being posted from multiple different email addresses, so banning accounts is not going to be sufficient.
> >> Who knows how to turn off modification to the Wiki while we decide how to lock it down?
> >> — Darin
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