Georgia Tech Security Researchers Stop Spamming MastoTech Signups Challenge 2021 ✨

@ashfurrow is Georgia Tech doing security research against m.t without coordinating with you first?

@rysiek someone using Georgia Tech’s security research office’s name in the email address username (not domain) is signing up with sequential usernames. I emailed the first address telling them to stop and it stopped, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@rysiek tech researchers pull this all the time. One team from a decade ago used small edits to hundreds of small wiki sites as a P2P transfer protocol, without asking lol

@ashfurrow yeah, and there was this Linux kernel thing a year or so ago.

Still, that strikes me as somewhat unethical/ill-advised. You don't have unlimited resources to deal with this, after all. 🤦‍♀️

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