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Spam Bots posting innocent posts, editing them with links later

Post by lexlazootin » 01 Nov 2017, 05:56

elvi123 wrote:Hii,

I want to purchase a scanner for my office which manages documents digitally.
How much do you want to spend?

If you're doing anything serious or print quite a bit it might be better to rent out a printer, that way you don't have to worry about the repair cost and refills are covered by the company.

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Post by RealNC » 01 Nov 2017, 11:00

lexlazootin wrote:
elvi123 wrote:Hii,

I want to purchase a scanner for my office which manages documents digitally.
How much do you want to spend?
You're talking to a spam bot ;-)
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Post by lexlazootin » 01 Nov 2017, 18:18

RealNC wrote: You're talking to a spam bot ;-)
I kind of figured :lol:

What's the point of the bot tho?

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Post by Sparky » 01 Nov 2017, 21:38

lexlazootin wrote:
RealNC wrote: You're talking to a spam bot ;-)
I kind of figured :lol:

What's the point of the bot tho?
To extract money out of idiots?

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Post by lexlazootin » 02 Nov 2017, 00:09

Na, I mean like how does asking what printer he should get scam anyone?

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Post by RealNC » 02 Nov 2017, 00:26

lexlazootin wrote:Na, I mean like how does asking what printer he should get scam anyone?
Some spammers post normal content on forums to fly under the radar. Then, perhaps a month later or so, they edit those posts to insert links to other sites. This goes unnoticed because moderators only see new posts. Old posts that have been edited are not showing up as new posts.

This is usually done by people offering "search engine rank optimization" services, where you pay them to boost your site's ranking. They have automated spam bots (or even real people) who register on random sites for this purpose. It's somewhat similar to a botnet, basically.

In other cases, these bots aren't there to spam, but instead are used for exploiting vulnerabilities in forum software once a new "zero-day" appears. If you already have "undercover" accounts on various sites on the net, you can automatically start using them to exploit the vulnerability.
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Post by lexlazootin » 02 Nov 2017, 06:10

Very interesting, would of never thought of it.

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Post by Chief Blur Buster » 25 Nov 2017, 12:34

Yeah, we keep deleting those one-post spambots & posts by blackhat SEO farms. They are not allowed and are banned.

They post a semi-legitimate-looking one-or-two-line reply, disappear for a month or two, then edit their posts with spam (links, etc). Google and other search engines sees them, and improves the ranking of those linked sites.
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