On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:22 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <smo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 February 2018 at 08:01, Zamir SUN <z...@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> Hi Infra team,
>>
>> This week two people reached me asking about logging into Pagure. Both
>> of them tried to register on FAS, but they are automatically set as
>> spamcheck_manual immediately after they registered and even cannot login
>> to sign CLA/FPCA. As far as I know, one of them is using gmail and
>> another is using a emain from their own domain - I think it's not caused
>> by main domains.
>> So I want to know if there are certain rules that we don't know, or
>> spamcheck rules which users from China might easily get into?
>>
>
> I need more information than that to be able to debug the problem..
> like the actual email names and the accounts that they tried to open.
>

Hi Stephen,

Yes, one of them agrees to public the details. I checked FAS and can
see the account is "Awaiting manual spamcheck"
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/icenowy

The other man simply did not reply my message yet.

> One heuristic that has been tripping up people is where they have a
> large set of numbers in their accountname. The spammers use bots which
> put long streams of numbers in their account names as in
> <zue<randomishnumber>> <zue<randomnishnumber+X>>. This allowed them to
> know which spam farm and ad campaign they are going to use as all of
> zue<> get Printers while anil<> get Pills and greg<> might get
> Antivirus tech support. So our heuristics were looking for accounts
> with long numbers as a higher score.  However this breaks down for
> some countries where the numbers may mean something or are required
> because bob8888 is chosen a lot so bob88881001 bob88881002 would be
> given out. We can work on this but we will need some data on who they
> were.
>

I wonder if this is not their case - both of them did not use any
numbers in usernames. So I'll wait for you debugging then.

Thanks in advance!

> Please extend our apologies and thank them for their patience.
>
>
>> Thanks!
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