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Postby SouthernStar » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:25 am

Hey there. Recently I have noticed a couple of posts posting links for a full match file or a match analysis and the likes. And then you look at the username (some questionable names there) and the amount of posts that they had (usually < 5). And then it was mostly a double posts of their links in different pages.

Instinct told me that they are not real users and might possibly be harmful bots but they "behave" like real people/users :? It might be possible that the links are actually harmful etc... And that unsuspecting people may open the link by accident etc... (because they are about football or Bayern and not kitchens!)

Example of such posts: in the tactics and formation thread page 18, there is a post by "counterpressing". A similar post by "ibrahimovich" (yea name pretty much tells you) in one of the Telekom Cup match thread.

*** If you guys are real users, forgive me... But with the recent kitchen bot attacks, you just can never be too careful.
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Re: Ninja bot?

Postby MUTU » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:01 am

No you can't, and discretion needs to be taken when downloading files, as always. We can't offer scanning of links, and neither can we simply assume that anyone with few posts is a scammer. Could be that they are doing it for the money (adfly) or for bonuses from filehosting sites. Some filehosting sites give you stuff for having users download your files.
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Re: Ninja bot?

Postby AdepT » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:07 am

I guess I have seen the video by 'counterpressing'. Somebody else had shared that link earlier. It's hosted on Vimeo and it was a nice analysis.
Then I saw a post by the same username here. I guess he's a real guy but wouldn't stick around too much.
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Re: Ninja bot?

Postby AvatarX » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:07 am

Btw there is a great site to check if a file you have downloaded is a virus or not before installing anything. It uses many antivirus engines in the same time. Totally recommended!

http://www.virustotal.com
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