Abusing Steemit using Facebook Sign Up

in steemit •  2 years ago

Abusing Steemit, creating multiple & potentially abusive accounts, is currently possible.

There are two ways to sign up on Steemit.com, using Facebook (FB) or Reddit. Reddit requires positive Reddit comment karma to signup but Facebook requires no baseline checks, encouraging spam or abusive users.

The Facebook abuse: Creating an account on Facebook requires an email address & email confirmation (verifies email address only), phone authentication can be skipped and an active Facebook account created. Once created can be used to sign up on Steemit. 'It’s that simple which is the inherent problem!'

Note: If you have used FB authentication to sign up on Steemit previously, all it takes is to simply switch internet browsers and log in via that browser using the new FB credentials, to prevent the below error;

Proposed fix: Include multiple authentication levels using Facebook signup, examples below;

  • Minimum 25 friends
  • Account age, older than 6 months

@ned @dan & the Steemit team - next steps?

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msjennifer hahaha again with up vote from steemo and steema again.

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Yeah, these bots are crazy, usernames probably signed-up like i described above, to abuse

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I am really surprised nobody takes notice yet

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Yeah, not sure. Maybe should have put some travel pictures up too )

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Sometimes I do not understand this whole platform voting system . Super annoying !

Can you tell me where that SEND US an email message wants to be emailed. My daughter used my wife's computer a few times initially until she fixed her laptop. My wife finally went to sign up, got that message, didn't tell me. Charged steem to my daughters account to sign up and now her account does all kinds of weird things and it changed the photo on my daughters.

My daughter is pretty active on steemit, my wife is not because she really can't be to this issue. So do you know where that email was sent to so maybe I can send them information about the two accounts and see if we can get the bizarre behavior to stop?

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The email will be sent to address you supplied. Not sure I fully understand the rest?

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Thx, i will only get excited when noticed & actioned - ' i have a dream' -)