caution: malware spam blizzard

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  1. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    As much as I hate to dignify this with an announcement:

    there is a blizzard of spam going on. Tani reports that it includes links that will install a virus or similar malware on your machine. Avoid clicking on anything that looks suspicious, because they're getting posted as fast as I can delete them and ban the posters... to the point where I'm wondering if I should ban new accounts from posting temporarily.

    Some look obviously like (really offensive) porn, some are "everyone should check out secret.www.tonmo.com" or similar (but the link goes outside of TONMO). They're all fairly stupid looking, though.

    Feel free to use "report post" to let us know about these, too, although our elite strike team of moderators seems to be getting them pretty quickly. :police:
     
  2. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    "Svetlanka" still online -- beware!!!!!

    Thanks, Monty -- I'd also like to report that "Svetlanka" (our spammer under yet another name) is still listed as a member and online now. We need to do something about this -- techies, on the alert, please!!!!!
     
  3. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    If you click on the name and see "banned" as the rank, that means we already took care of them.

    But people are registering fast. Tony's requiring moderator approval for new users for the time being.

    I'm unsticking this in a few minutes.
     
  4. cthulhu77

    cthulhu77 Titanites Supporter

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    Maybe they got laid off at McDonald's ?
     
  5. #30Girl

    #30Girl Wonderpus Registered

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    That makes me mad that people would do that. Thanks for deleting it!
     

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