VKitty: 48% Game, 52% Spam Fighter, 100% Awesome

VKitty now has 15 honey pots, a bot trap, a donated MX record, and a fake email generator.

If you want to help Project Honey Pot too, click on the image below and sign up. The fastest way to start is by using a quicklink. Anywhere that you can put a link, you can use a quicklink. Simply put your link in a forum signature, blog sidebar, or other location (hidden using one or more of the methods given when you get your quicklink) and when spammers attack it, they’ll be tracked.

Project Honey Pot

The bot trap is very simple in design. When someone goes to http://vkitty.net/trapeze/, they will be blocked from the site until they solve a simple puzzle like this one. In addition, I get an email telling me a bunch of information about the person who got blocked.

Here’s an example of an email I got when I triggered my own trap:

A bad robot hit /trapeze/ 2009-06-06 (Sat) 21:21:52 address is ***********, hostname is
mke-***********.milwpc.com, agent is Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
rv:1.9.2a1pre)  Gecko/20090606 Minefield/3.6a1pre (VKitty/6.0)

VKitty also has a random email generator at http://vkitty.net/eeeemail that generates email addresses from a list of known spammer domains. Don’t worry, you won’t be banned by visiting this one.

And now, the other 48%

STATUS UPDATE TIME! Here are a few of the projects the VKitty staff are working on:

The Royal Cat Hotel
Done. It will be released on June 17th to give us a little more time to find bugs.


Fishing minigame
The minigame itself is done. All that it needs is a shop and a few user interface tweaks.


Item images
Just as she redid the cat graphics, Kat is redoing all of the item images with the exception of the Free Cat Certificate. I have no idea how far she is, but I’ll choose a random percentage. She just told me that she’s about 3/5 of the way done, so that means her half is 60% completed and my half is 0% completed.


Mobile VKitty
The speed test and email spam pages are up. That’s about it, though.


Orange Kitten

Cats for stupid browsers like IE that can’t use SVGs
So far, it can generate kittens with different coat colors. I hope to have it able to make cats and old cats, as well as all of the patterns soon.


One thought on “VKitty: 48% Game, 52% Spam Fighter, 100% Awesome

  1. So you have set up a spam catcher disguised as a fun kitty game? Truly, 48% plus 52% does equal the WHOLE thing! I tried the bot trap, and the images were much easier than the voice to use. I couldn’t understand what the voice was saying, much less type it in correctly. I’m testing the hotel right now…gotta go see if my kitty’s been well cared for.

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