Spammers breaks Google BlogSpot CAPTCHA, MessageLabs

MessageLabs (PDF) confirms that sammers have figured out a way to get around certain implementations of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) and thus abuse Google Blogger (BlogSpot) as well as CAPTCHA-guarded e-mail services such as MobileMe. With MobileMe cracked, spammers can diversify their approaches. MessageLabs spotted MobileMe addresses used […]

MessageLabs (PDF) confirms that sammers have figured out a way to get around certain implementations of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) and thus abuse Google Blogger (BlogSpot) as well as CAPTCHA-guarded e-mail services such as MobileMe.

With MobileMe cracked, spammers can diversify their approaches. MessageLabs spotted MobileMe addresses used to send recipients BlogSpot links, which in turn open onto sites for whatever foolishness is being spam-peddled, but they also saw MobileMe addresses used to trick social-network users into thinking they've gotten buddy requests. The "buddies" are of course fake -- but the pages they build on such sites at Bebo.com sometimes turn up in Google searches, thus propagating the problem.

Source:→ BetaNews