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  1. I look forward to seeing their upcoming final report, if it provides more details.
  2. It may make sense to conceal some of the details of what's being worked on. But when the people doing that work remain anonymous and never communicate with the Spamcop users, it's hard to remain confident in the system.
  3. HTTPS encrypts data during its transmission between client and destination server. If the destination server, i.e. the site, is hacked, any data there is available to the hacker, regardless of whether HTTPS or HTTP was used.
  4. The relationship, if any, between epl.paypal-communication.com and paypal.com seems to be a mystery. Related topic: http://forum.spamcop.net/topic/16764-paypal-settlement-scam/ I did some web searching, but couldn't find a clear answer.
  5. Please post the Tracking URL, which appears near the top of the page of the Spamcop output. That will let us see the email headers, as well as the full text of the email.
  6. That Amazon thing is a non-issue. It was tied to a feature I didn't use, well-publicized, easy to disable, and no longer exists. What are the "others"?
  7. Off topic: Is there actual evidence that Canonical does that? I remember an issue involving web tracking, but that setting could be turned off. I'm currently using Xubuntu 16.04. I avoid Google's search engine, and use Duck Duck Go instead.
  8. The randomish nature of spam trap email addresses makes it extremely unlikely that a visitor would enter the address in the form.
  9. Your post motivated me to do some research on John Venn. He has an interesting resume: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Venn http://www.famousinventors.org/john-venn It's too bad he's not around to help with the spam issues.
  10. Are the people who can make such changes completely out of the loop?
  11. Lking: Do you have access to the forum's admin control panel (or whatever it's called)? If so, you might be able to piggyback onto one of your existing honeypots, using the QuickLinks feature. https://www.projecthoneypot.org/faq.php#f
  12. Does this site have a "honey pot"? Re: https://www.projecthoneypot.org/ If not, that's fairly easy to set up.
  13. I checked and saw that the forum registration page uses a CAPTCHA to prevent robots from registering. Do you think that the spam posts here (which seem to be steadily increasing) are done by a robot that's able to defeat the CAPTCHA, or are human beings actually registering manually? The CAPTCHA used by this site is that annoying RECAPTCHA project. Due to its widespread use, the spammers have probably prioritized cracking it. A simpler do-it-yourself CAPTCHA might be more effective.