[PD-dev] [OT] spambots that deliver compliments?

András Murányi muranyia at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 00:39:34 CEST 2012

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 22:53, Charles Henry <czhenry at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm somewhat confused by these recent comments to the bug tracker
> (tickets 3514520, 3514538, 3514563).  There appears to be a spambot
> out there that just enters non-descript compliments into web forms.
> Who would write such a thing?  I thought spambots were created for
> phishing scams, selling fake products, or boosting link counts to
> unscrupulous websites (which are motivations I can understand even if
> I disagree with them).  This one appears to have no purpose at all
> except to provide encouragement to bloggers.  It's just weird.
> Chuck

Maybe it tries to inject javascript for xss
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-site_scripting) or php or mysql to
be eventually executed on the server? Or we're just being malicious ;)


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