Wednesday, July 30, 2008

YouTube comment spam?

There's some weird comment spam happening recently on YouTube. Only it does not seem to sell anything or have any links, and it has these weird strings of characters above and below the text. I wonder what it is.

Example:
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ToiNDFqZKPxitPphLbhrcZOTj

any boy out there want to give me a ride on his dong?

lWIQexHBacRpIvnjXKdMnnlcalj
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posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Wednesday, July 30, 2008   5 comments links to this post

5 Comments:

At 31 Jul 2008, 05:11:00, Blogger Pascal [P-04referent] said...

I've checked: it's NOT a clever way of posting the bare-bones code of a YouTube video of some sort.

As in, for instance, spamming about that Tyra Bakks video with something like:
c39sirXOad4
Tyra Banks explicit sex show
c39sirXOad4


Unless there's some sort of convention for a decrypting method?... Would be unusual, for spam.

 
At 31 Jul 2008, 10:11:00, Blogger eolake said...

... But, the codes are too long.

 
At 1 Aug 2008, 01:56:00, Blogger Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Precisely. Too long.
Not like MY posts!

But maybe there's a decrypting trick? Like taking one character out of two, or three, or those corresponding to a Riemann or Fibonacci sequence, or blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

 
At 1 Aug 2008, 15:02:00, Anonymous ttl said...

I think they are character codes in some Asian script that get misrepresented as ASCII by YouTube.

And if not that, then they are magickal incantations to make the comment spam more effective. :-)

Come to think of it, seeing how we are talking about it here, the latter is the likely answer.

Anyone visited "Tyra Banks explicit sex show" yet?

 
At 2 Aug 2008, 06:21:00, Blogger Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Don't you mean the "Tyra Banks -sex scene" link?
Downloading it as we speak. (I mean, "as we TYPE"! ;-)

I'll soon see if it's really that hot. (pant, pant, drool)

 

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