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Cunning spammers find internet users’ soft spot

Strippers are helping spammers to overcome security checks.Spammers keen to register free e-mail accounts en masse to send out messages face one obstacle: the captchas of disfigured text that users have to type to confirm they are human when registering.

Strippers are helping spammers to overcome security checks.Spammers keen to register free e-mail accounts en masse to send out messages face one obstacle: the captchas of disfigured text that users have to type to confirm they are human when registering.

But sneaky coders have come up with a way to break this. Deploying a piece of malware, users are led into filling out captchas with the reward of a virtual striptease. Pavlov's dogs had bells, IT staff have porn. At least the hackers have done their homework.

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