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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - another bot bites the dust

A string of entries from a bot calling itself LiteFinder/1.0: never heard of it, though the URL provided ( does work and claims it's a "a research project started by a group of Indian candidates from the cities of Bangalore, Patna and Jaipur.".

By the looks of the site's main page (I'm not going to link it) they must be doing some kind of research into the world of online spamming - among the first words which hove into view are "Adult" and "Online Gambling", and the rest of the page isn't much better. Whatever else they're doing, these "students" don't seem to have got the knack of making a working search engine - every search leads to more spammy stuff.

I call BS and my server calls "DROP" (as in iptables ... -j DROP).

The full user agent:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; LiteFinder/1.0; +

Added: looks like I'm not the only one who's come to this conclusion: Scam of the Day:

Posted at 2:26 PM |Comments (1)

On my website, I dynamically generate email-adresses with ip-adress and timestamp encoded in the string. So if I receive spam on that adress, I can see who crawled for the adress.
Recently I had a few hits with litefinder in the User-Agent, looks like they just collect email-adresses.
They connected from some american ISP, but that might just have been an infected machine.
Posted by: MrTweek | 2007-12-12 17:18