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Increasing spambots / Suggestions

  1. #1


    ian Guest

    Increasing spambots / Suggestions

    Microsoft,
    Please, I'm so tired of getting add requests on my messenger from spambots.

    They're not real people, they're programs that send automated human-like
    responses and ask you for your credit card. Also they have the abilty to
    contact you even if you're invisible, which is a big flaw.

    I get dozens everytime i sign in and I have to spend my time denying and
    blocking each one of them. I'm an advanced engineer and I don't fall for
    these tricks but so many do. There's a lot that you can do to prevent this:
    A) you should replace the small add-contact popups with one long list where
    all of, the username, the email address, and the user intro are clearly
    visible, so we could select many requests at once and delete/block them with
    one click.
    B) you could easily prevent unusually high number of requests from the same
    ip/computer
    C) prevent unauthorized applications from accessing and using your messenger
    networks.

    Thanks for reading.


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  2. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Increasing spambots / Suggestions

    Hi Ian,

    I most certainly agree with you. Also there seemed to be another another whole batch of bots
    today trying to get people to chat, all originating from previously phished accounts where
    people had not changed their password.

    It's really a bad situation.

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    "ian" <ianzz@newsgroup> wrote in message news:uWgpKe#4KHA.1424@newsgroup

    > Microsoft,
    > Please, I'm so tired of getting add requests on my messenger from spambots.
    >
    > They're not real people, they're programs that send automated human-like responses and ask
    > you for your credit card. Also they have the abilty to contact you even if you're
    > invisible, which is a big flaw.
    >
    > I get dozens everytime i sign in and I have to spend my time denying and blocking each one
    > of them. I'm an advanced engineer and I don't fall for these tricks but so many do. There's
    > a lot that you can do to prevent this:
    > A) you should replace the small add-contact popups with one long list where all of, the
    > username, the email address, and the user intro are clearly visible, so we could select
    > many requests at once and delete/block them with one click.
    > B) you could easily prevent unusually high number of requests from the same ip/computer
    > C) prevent unauthorized applications from accessing and using your messenger networks.
    >
    > Thanks for reading.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Increasing spambots / Suggestions

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