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Yahoo/Hotmail CAPTCHA cracked?

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Date: Jul 09, 2007 - 08:00 AM
Over at Blorge, a story on how spammers may have managed to beat hotmail/yahoo's registration CAPTCHA:

BitDefender says that a new threat, dubbed Trojan.Spammer.HotLan.A, is using automatically generated Yahoo and Hotmail accounts to send out spam email, which suggests that spammers have found a way to overcome Microsoft's and Yahoo's CAPTCHA systems.

According to BitDefender, every active copy of the Trojan accesses an email account, then pulls encrypted spam e-mails from a website, decrypts them and sends them to presumably valid addresses taken from yet another website.
Watch what you open, folks.



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