https://www.duolingo.com/Gavineo

If I get invited by a bot to a NSFW website one more time..

Add a Capcha or something to the account creation, as the website has just been flooded with a "HotTeacher" trying to bring people to her "NSFW Website" obviously a scam.

Personally I believe a lot of children use this website and this could really ruin the reputation of the website and/or company. All it takes is one parent to report that duolingo is prompting their kids to a "NSFW" website and it'll be all over the news.

There is multiple solutions to stop a mass bot spam, it just depends on how fast the developers are going to work on this. I believe this bot isn't that intelligent so it will probably be very simple to stop it from replicating.

I am putting a link to its profile don't be stupid and go on the link provided on this bot's profile it will either give prompt you malware or ask for credit-card information I have no idea what the website provided by the bot is so click it at your own risk.

https://www.duolingo.com/HotTeacher203551

May 3, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

Duolingo also desperately needs an email confirmation system, and a requirement to verify an email address before an account can post in the forums.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavineo

I keep getting spammed with this person following me and it notifies me on my e-mail, its really ticking me off.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zekecoma

Confirmation email isn't really that hard to get around.

May 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

? How so? If a confirmation email is sent to a particular email address, the confirmation code will only be available to someone with access to that email address.

May 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zekecoma

Well, if a bot signs up for an account. It can easily create a new email address and sign up with the email, then wait until it gets the email and verifies the email account and boom. It works.

I'm a computer programmer. So, I know, what I'm talking about.

May 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

I agree with you 100%.

May 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lord_Helix

Yep, same thing, I reported abuse but it was a different number at the end of the name. https://www.duolingo.com/HotTeacher526770

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidACTUAL

Yup, got the same thing right here: https://www.duolingo.com/HotTeacher347677 Now, if only there were a "Report as spam" button on the same page...

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavineo

Yeah I feel like they should add a move accessible report abuse button as you have to go pretty far into the website to access the report abuse page personally not a good business idea since this website is used by all types of people.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I've already seen a post about this person. Hopefully the staff will delete their account soon. :(

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavineo

It's not the issue about deleting their account they will just make more as this person isn't really a person it is a bot meaning that there is a program being ran to create accounts like this. What they really need to do is make it so there is a Capcha to create a new account so this wont be an issue.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Really they just need account verification. A short Capcha might also be in order, especially as I've heard Luis is the creator of ReCapcha (am I wrong on that?)

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavineo

A verification and Capcha is needed. This website is just welcoming the bots onto the website.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zerr_

No, you're right. He sold it to Google, though.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks for verifying. I was pointing out that it was kind of ironic that Luis created ReCapcha yet his own website had no Capcha or verification.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory

Yeah, some websites now have something where you have to choose pictures to show you are human, after you log in, such as pictures of street signs, cars, store fronts, etc.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KenBookmye

Whoever's doing it has a program to change the number so unless duo can identify part of the string they won't be able to fix it

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavineo

Or add verification and a Capcha so it gives extra measures for the bot to make the account making it less possible for that bot to create the account as it needs to be pretty well coded to do so.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory

When you go to her profile, it gives a website. I clicked on that web address and it has a message: "maymilf554 / 36 wants to trade nude pics with you. Do you accept?" Then it asks you to click on Yes or No.

Then I blocked her profile.

This is probably an unrelated topic , but this morning I was trying to update a program on my computer called Wise Cleaner and another program called Malwarebytes was blocking that website, saying it was potentially malicious. Then I clicked on Learn More and came up with an interesting article:
It basically is about malware in advertising. In fact Malwarebytes has blocked a few websites for me, saying the website had viruses or malicious content.

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2013/05/oh-the-sites-you-will-never-see/

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavineo

Next time, don't click on links like that it is to either steal information or install malicious software such as adware or something. They're never real its best off to visit legitimate websites.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat

Yeah it appears sites like this and lang-8 need a captcha because they can so easily be run down by spamming bots.

May 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ioli00
May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory

She's changing the numbers after Hot Teacher: 662627, 526770, 347677. She is learning English.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bevorama

there are many scam-bots on this system. BEWARE TUTTI!

May 4, 2017
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