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Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Primer mensaje SPAM en mi bitácora

Puesto que ya he recibido mi primer mensaje de SPAM en la bitácora (el cual he borrado ya), me he decidido a activar la verificación de "palabra" en la introducción de comentarios. Esta bitácora no es leída por casi nadie, y casi nadie escribe comentarios, y si alguien lo hiciera seguramente tendría que tener un nivel técnico medianamente elevado para hacerlo; por lo tanto, no considero que esta verificación suponga barrera alguna. Quien más y quien menos que tenga cierta experiencia en la red, sabe lo que significa una verificación de este tipo, en qué consiste y el motivo de su existencia.

Actualización: ¡Pues vaya! Me considero a mí mismo un desarrollador web preocupado por términos como accesibilidad (a11y), y sin embargo no me había dado cuenta de que esta práctica de validación hace inaccesibles a los navegadores que no muestren imágenes, como bien indican en un artículo de uno de los blogs de Monologue. Habrá que ir pensando en soluciones mejores...

Actualización 24-MAY-2007: Cojonudo este nuevo sistema para combatir el spam, basado en el reconocimiento de dos palabras, una para verificar que eres humano y otra para ayudar en la digitalización de libros.

También hay otra técnica interesante y no intrusiva, pero que no da retorno de la inversión a la digitalización de libros :)

Actualización 17-JUL-2007: ¡Hablando de SPAM! Nunca en mi vida había recibido uno tan original como el de hoy:


How are you doing? My name is Vera. I am 26 years old. Live in
Russia, city Zelenodolsk. I am cheerful woman, and like to do many things
as sport, camping, go to the cinema, theatre etc. In a word I like to do
all what like all people. I work in shop.
My dream this travel abroad. I know the english language well enough.
I began to study english language approximately one year ago.
I wish tell to you history which have pushed me write to
you. 7 months ago I have got acquainted with the man from other country by
name Alfonso. During this time we had good relations. We have understood
that our relations become serious and we have decided to meet in his country.
I wrote the application for reception the visa.
I waited reception of the visa approximately half of year. All time I kept in
touch with Alfonso through the internet and often called to each other. I
and Alfonso waited reception of the visa to our meeting. I have received
the invitation from the ambassador for reception of the visa.
My director has given me long-term holiday from work and I have gone to
Moscow to receive the visa. I informed good news to Alfonso, but he has
answered, that does not want our meeting.
He played with me. He has informed that has the wife with
two children and at all has no plans to meet me. I was not ready to such
turn of events. I could not think what even after one year of
acquaintance he can so unscrupulously act with me. Now I am in Moscow
trip to Moscow and reception of visa. I do not want that all was gone
for nothing and will be glad if my visa will be useful to our meeting.
I could arrive already through 4-5 days, but a problem in that that
now I have no man which would like my arrival. Probable it will silly
sound but if you will be interested in a meeting with the good woman I
shall like to meet you sometime soon! As Alfonso was dishonest with me I
have decided to find the man which is interested to meet the woman from
Russia. I do not know your ideas about my letter, but it would be fine
if we could meet and have some weeks or months together. On my trip I want to
receive rest from my work and a life in Russia. Also the basic purpose
for the future it is search good men for serious attitudes which go to a
marriage. I have no children, but I want to have children in the future.
I am the mature woman and ready to creation of family with good man. I
do not know what you really search in the future but if we could meet I
shall be happy to discuss with you more about our meeting. What are you
going to do this time? It would be fine if we could meet, do
friendship or more than simply friendship. I shall be happy if you also
have a free time and we could meet soon. I do not know your interests,
but anyhow write to me back and I shall tell to you more about myself.
Write to me all that you want. Maybe we have similar plans and it will
be interesting to us together.

You can write all that you want. Ask any questions which interest you.
Write to me back and I shall tell more about myself and send more my
Write me please on my regular e-mail xxxxxx@xxx.xxx
Have a good day, Vera

¿O acaso esto se llama SCAM tal como reza esta web?

Actualización 29-JUL-2007: Otra interesante iniciativa para reaprovechar la inteligencia humana:

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