XMPP Service Operators - 2018-10-30

  1. Link Mauve

    Hi, fyi there is an ongoing ibr spammy registration, they all use <woman name><separator><other name><seven digits> as their localpart.

  2. Link Mauve

    They all use tor exit nodes to perform the registration.

  3. Licaon_Kter

    Link Mauve: passing captchas?

  4. Link Mauve

    No idea, I don’t use that.

  5. Ge0rG

    I've had a report from an ejabberd user that spam bots registered despite having a captcha on IBR. Any ideas how that happened?

  6. Link Mauve

    Ge0rG, spam bots resolving CAPTCHA because that’s trivial to do, maybe?

  7. Ge0rG

    Link Mauve: it's significantly less trivial than just using IBR servers without a captcha, so...

  8. Link Mauve

    Still, I’d expect any serious spammer group to have the resources to solve them.

  9. mightyBroccoli

    Ge0rG, ejabberd 18.06 has a problem with the captcha generation limit > https://github.com/processone/ejabberd/issues/2553 I am not sure if that could happen with the ibr registration though.

  10. Maranda

    @ping jabber.org

  11. Echo1

    Maranda: Pong from jabber.org in 0.034 seconds