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Re: [Full-disclosure] Inside Indiaís CAPTCHA Solving Economy

From: Razi Shaban <razishaban_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Aug 31 2008 - 16:10:59 GMT
To: raju@kandalaya.org


No, thank you for emailing us twice.

Really. -- Razi On 8/31/08, Raj Mathur <raju@kandalaya.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 31 Aug 2008, n3td3v wrote:
>
> > At least its giving hundreds of thousands of poor indians employment,
> > by paying them to manually create internet accounts for bot net
> > herders to use. I don't know if thats what the Dancho Danchev blog
> > post is about because I refuse to read anything by him or Zdnet. This
> > activity of the bad guys employing poor internet users from
> > developing countries isn't new. The bad guys, they target the folks
> > in the developing countries to spend all day signing up web accounts
> > manually, as they don't need to pay them an awful lot of money to do
> > it, and they don't need to care about CAPTCHAs, because the poor
> > citizens of the developing countries are entering the legitimate
> > CAPTCHA word manually on behalf of the bad guys. There is a whole
> > industry for it out there, and the folks in the developing countries
> > don't mind helping out because they don't have much money and are
> > pretty desperate, and to be honest, they don't actually know a lot of
> > the time the scale of the operation they are getting involved in but
> > they probably don't really care.
>
>
> Thank you for the extremely patronising and ill-informed post.
>
> I'd suggest the next time you don't have a clue about a region you keep
> your mouth shut and be thought an idiot, rather than open it and be
> confirmed as one.
>
> -- Raju
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