[OSM-dev] openstreetmap.org as target for spamming?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Apr 9 07:29:50 BST 2009


Hi,

Stefan Keller wrote:
> Usually we try to ignore spam, but now it seems, that openstreetmap.org has
> become some spam target (see below).

Uh-huh. Good you noticed that. This means they actually have gone 
through the trouble of writing a script that creates OSM accounts AND 
confirms the link in the e-Mail they get... great news, we'll hit one 
million users rather quickly now ;-)

Glad they haven't started user diaries yet ;-)

Maye someone with Rails skills could quickly grab an existing captcha 
solution and add it to 
http://trac.openstreetmap.org/browser/sites/rails_port/app/controllers/user_controller.rb?

Bye
Frederik

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