Sunday, February 10, 2008

Websense Reports Streamlined anti-CAPTCHA operations

Many websites and forums use "Captcha" features to keep spammers at bay. In an interesting report, Websense Security Labs illustrates how spammers have created bots capable of getting past the Captcha feature and sign up for Windows Live Mail accounts.

As reported:
"Websense believes that these accounts could be used by the spammers at any time for a variety of social-engineering attacks in future. A wide range of attacks would be possible using the same account credentials in other significant and extended Live services offered by Microsoft Corporation, such as Live Messenger (instant messaging), Live Spaces (online storage), etc."
See the illustrated report at Streamlined anti-CAPTCHA operations by spammers on Microsoft Windows Live Mail.

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