When Boredom Strikes

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PhilipS
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When Boredom Strikes

Post by PhilipS » Tue May 01, 2012 20:13

Completely ran out of things to amuse myself with, soooo
started going through the memberlist.

Came across Zawikizz???

Decided to google Zawikizz and came up with 142k hits, it would
appear all Forums.

I don't understand? Is this a person who likes forums.
Or one of those clever internet things that I can pretend to
fully understand at the pub

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MartinF
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Re: When Boredom Strikes

Post by MartinF » Wed May 02, 2012 16:33

PhilipS wrote:I don't understand? Is this a person who likes forums.
Or one of those clever internet things that I can pretend to
fully understand at the pub
The latter! We've had a couple of identikit robot registrations over the years.

They're far too clever for me to understand how they do it, but they clearly know how to find, and hack in to thousands of phpBB instances using a script, despite several layers of defence that - I thought - needed manual input (the graphically-generated characters & VIP code).

That said, having just checked, the registration is incomplete, but probably only because they didn't (yet?) reply to the auto-generated registration email.
It's an ill wind that never blows at all.

PhilipS
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Post by PhilipS » Wed May 02, 2012 20:42

Martin

Thanks. Excellent.

I shall casually trot that out at the pub.

Phil

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