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Monday, May 15, 2006

Bookmark spam attack

Today a user signed up and imported 9000 bookmarks. Normally I don't go crazy about that, but when I saw that all 9000 bookmarks all pointed to various locations on the same web site I took a closer look. And, yes, this was a bookmark spam attempt. Needless to say the user was kicked out, in less than 5 hours after signing up.

If you should happen to discover anything similar, please don't hesitate to contact me so I can kick 'em!



ycc2106 said...

This is terrible! Good you saw it!
Quimble has also problems, worse.
(BTW, Netvouz is 1st now! of 1 point! :)

It's also possible that the spammer used Netvouz's powerfull tag extractor to import and export them with tags to import them elsewhere... I read about delicious spam tags somewhere.
That's the problem, you always have a bad side.

Henrik said...

Hmm.... this must be a trick. Last time I checked your poll Netvouz was 2:nd and was just above 100 votes. Del.icio.us was then well above 200 votes. Someone must have spammed the poll and given Netvouz lots of votes.

ycc2106 said...

Yeah...think about it maybe, when was last time?
Acording to records Netvouz/del.icio.us:
074/213 : 90 days ago
134/244 : 27 days ago
266/257 : today
So there's 60 between 27 and 90 days ago, then 32.
If it was tricked you have a fanatic fan...
I know Quimble's developer made it so you can't vote twice from the same IP...let's be optimistic: People LOVE Netvouz, take it! :)

Henrik said...

If those figures really are true it's amazing and Netvouz must have some really addicted users!

The number of daily new user registrations has increased significantly the past 2-3 months and so has the number of daily logged on users, so it looks like we're definitely on the right track!

I also get a lot of email feedback from users who really really like Netvouz and also have some great ideas on how to improve further.