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craigslist removes captcha verification

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by rambang, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. rambang

    rambang Newbie

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    Hi everyone. I just found out that CL removed captcha verification. Now all emails are being seen without entering the recpactha words.
    Does anyone know why they did this? I mean there is a lot of spam on CL and this can only increase spam even more?

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  2. w84it

    w84it Regular Member

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  3. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    CL changes it's policies frequently, randomly, over different cities and in different sections of the same city. I think they "beta test". This is not "Big News" because they will change it back at some point, if they have not done so already.
     
  4. cl4life

    cl4life BANNED BANNED

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    I would say it's more like they seen it was pointless and just dropped it. They already have the phone bs AND the reverifying email cr*p so not much point in the captcha when it's clear it doesn't stop anyone from posting.
     
  5. johndoejohndoe

    johndoejohndoe Junior Member

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    They probably think it's decreasing traffic and revenue imo. Everyone does stuff for a reason, take your guess...
     
  6. rambang

    rambang Newbie

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    It's true when you wanna make a new post. But what if you wanna see the email from an ad. something like ***@craigslist.com ? Till now you need to enter a captcha verification in order to see the email.
    I'm not complaining , I just want to understand why they did this?
     
  7. fiesta

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    New spam filters, spam sent to a @craig address is filtered before reaching recipient.
     
  8. sger40

    sger40 Newbie

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    i've had trouble posting on cl recently. has anyone come across this lately?