Question: Why do we require
passwords and verifiable e-mail addresses from provers seeking to submit
When have been forced to add additional security measures because several
individual have purposefully submitted false primes, and some have done
this using other peoples names. On the Internet we often call this "spoofing."
In academic fields we usually call it fraud. A couple of the individuals
doing it called it "a joke." Whichever name we use, in order to keep the
List of Largest Known primes a valuable source for researchers and a reliable
source for amateurs, we are increasing security.
We at the Prime Pages thank the 100's of honest individuals which make
these pages possible by finding all of those new primes each week. Please
keep them coming!