[funsec] Scam Uses Striptease To Break CAPTCHAs

Young, Keith Keith.Young at montgomerycountymd.gov
Thu Nov 1 15:30:37 CDT 2007



http://www.enterprise-security-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=56423

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Trend Micro researchers say the scam appears to be isolated for now to
spammers trying to register bogus e-mail addresses and flood chat rooms
with unwanted pitches. But they worry schemes to infiltrate financial
institutions could soon appear. Spammers might be using the results to
write a program to automatically bypass CAPTCHA systems.
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Fergie, any samples that you want to share?

*smile*

--Keith

Keith Young, Security Official
Department of Technology Services
Montgomery County, Maryland
phone - (240) 777-2955



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