[webkit-dev] Lots of spam on Bugzilla

Alexey Proskuryakov ap at webkit.org
Tue Dec 4 13:30:04 PST 2018

> 4 дек. 2018 г., в 11:21, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> написал(а):
> e.g.
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=168774 <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=168774>
> Is there a way we can integrate CAPTCHA, etc... to prevent these spammers from getting Bugzilla account?

We can integrate CAPTCHA, but based on how the spammers operate, it seems unlikely that it would help much. As far as we could find, other Bugzilla instances haven't solved this either.

Many of the spam comments look like they were written by humans who skimmed the comments above, and there were a couple where the comments looked quite convincing at first glance. And the registration process includes sending a confirmation link to their e-mail account, which is Gmail most of the time. So it's already taking more dedication than passing a CAPTCHA would require.

What I would want to know is what lures spammers to bugzilla. Perhaps we can find a way to decrease bugs.webkit.org page rank or whatever makes it a valuable target.

- Alexey

> - R. Niwa
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