Dave_L

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  1. 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"?
  2. 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.
  3. The randomish nature of spam trap email addresses makes it extremely unlikely that a visitor would enter the address in the form.
  4. 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.
  5. Are the people who can make such changes completely out of the loop?
  6. 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
  7. Does this site have a "honey pot"? Re: https://www.projecthoneypot.org/ If not, that's fairly easy to set up.
  8. Was it forwarded as an attachment?
  9. 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.
  10. Asking for changes to the reporting web site here is futile. The people who have the ability to make such changes do not participate in these forums. Personally, if I want to create a PDF from a web page, I "print" the page, and then select the option to sent the output to a .pdf file instead of a physical printer. That's using Firefox on Ubuntu (GNU/Linux). I don't know if that choice is available for your browser and operating system.
  11. 14:13:01 -0700 (PDT): The "-0700" means seven hours earlier than GMT. To convert to GMT, add seven hours. 23:12:57 +0200: The "+0200" means two hours later than GMT. To convert to GMT, subtract two hours.
  12. The date/time stamps generally help here, although they're not always 100% reliable. For example: The timestamp in "0" is Thu, 04 May 2017 14:13:01 -0700 (PDT), which is four seconds later than the timestamp in "3", Thu, 04 May 2017 23:12:57 +0200 (21:13:01 GMT - 21:12:57 GMT = 4 seconds).
  13. Yep I agree. another godaddy domain.

  14. Some newer web sites that require login have put the username and password entry on separate pages. I.e., you enter the username on one page and then are redirected to a second page for password entry. Is this considered to be more secure than the traditional method of entering the username and password on the same page?