bronxgodzilla wrote:KyferEz wrote:Yes, I can, depending upon the spammer. And, I didn't ask if MD5 could be decrypted. I asked if a MOD would REPLACE the MD5 hash with a reversible encryption. So that the passwords would be stored NOT using MD5, but using a reversible encryption. So the forum would no longer use MD5.Kevin Clark wrote:Even with the password, you can't get any information outside of what's already in the profile.
And no, there isn't a way to decrypt MD5.
Thank you KyferEz for being precise and practical. Would your proposed Mod's algorthyms also serve to recognize patterns of certain spammers, of/to which you were previously alluding ? Very interesting. This little ditty alone could have wide-range applications for everyone. -- and make you rich
I'm not interested in making money off of it. I'm pissed at spammers and just want to kill their illegal business empire.
What you suggest for pattern recognizing is another possibility that we have been looking into. There are usually patterns to their registrations, however, they are so broad that it is difficult to match them without also matching valid users.
One of the biggest problem though, is that spammers keep tabs of anti-spam mods, and analyze them to find ways around them.
So we fight directly. We complain to the websites, place fake orders, reverse engineer any of their software we come across, and find any way we can to make it harder for them to operate.