CAPTCHAs aren’t working
Rsnake's blog actually pointed me to a pretty interesting websites called allbots and imagetotext.
According to these websites, you can buy bots which can break CAPTCHA ( For that you have to buy third-party service) and create fake accounts for you. They have pretty interesting price list as well:
MySpace Accounts Creator with Picture Uploader, Profile & Layout Manager - $140.00
MySpace Accounts Creator with Picture Uploader, Profile & Layout Manager -$320.00
YouTube Accounts Creator - $95.00
Friendster Accounts Creator - $95.00
And the list goes on...
They also claim on their website:
*Note: All bots are undetectable and they all have built-in proxy support. They randomly change referrers, user-agents and other headers to remain undetectable. Thanks!
Now you can see, Spamming is so easy! We really need to use good spam protection and also need to make sure who we add in our Myspace, Facebook and other social networking websites. My suggestion to all the social networking users - please take extra precautions in using your accounts and make sure you are sharing your information with right people.