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  1. 7 hours ago, salfordian said:

    Ah obtuse too, well no shock there.........meanwhile intelligent people will see Google are blocking people from reporting the spammers, here even a police report I sent regarding phishing a UK bank was blocked by them!

    There's no need for compliments either. We're all in this together. Teamwork!

  2. On 3/13/2018 at 7:02 PM, nhraj700 said:

    ... After 15 years we have reached clear fundamental conclusions concerning the management of the Internet, findings which are neither pleasing nor surprising. ...

    I look forward to seeing their upcoming final report, if it provides more details.

  3. 18 hours ago, Lking said:

    There are modifications/updates in the works correcting errors and tweaking functions. For security reasons what is being worked on and what the schedule is are tightly help.

    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.

  4. 5 hours ago, hank said:

    Yeah, I know I can make misconfigured websites exceptions.  But as I understand it, the misconfigured site can be hacked at any time so it's a silly risk to make an exception rather than mention it in hope whoever misconfigured the site will fix its security.

    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.

  5. Off topic:

    It's basically Ubuntu without Canonical tracking your every move, selling your data to third and fourth parties.

    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.


  6. 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.

  7. Spamcop needs to accept a LOGIN via a program in addition to a web browser.

    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.