[thelist] Email header injection

Kasimir K evolt at kasimir-k.fi
Fri Nov 11 17:37:57 CST 2005

Steve Lewis scribeva in 2005-11-11 23:00:
> so I code my bot to make a curl request, read your hidden form field 
> value, and send it back for each request.  cake.

Obviously it is possible/easy to make bot that mimics human behavior so 
well, that none of these gimmicks will stop it form attempting header 

But while the majority of the bots are dafter than that, the hidden form 
field with unique id can save from a lot of annoyance.

And once they all can pass a Turing test, well, I guess we'll be seeing 
helluva lot less of contact forms out there ;-)


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