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Re: [Full-disclosure] Inside India's CAPTCHA Solving Economy

From: Thedjatclubrock <tdjacr.wiki_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Aug 31 2008 - 20:07:12 GMT


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Razi Shaban wrote:
> 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
>> --
>> Raj Mathur raju_at_kandalaya.org http://kandalaya.org/
>> GPG: 78D4 FC67 367F 40E2 0DD5 0FEF C968 D0EF CC68 D17F
>>
>> It is the mind that moves
>>
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I really do not believe this is an appropriate topic of discussion, it has nothing to do with the mainstream Full-Disclosure topic, IMHO. - --TheDJACR
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