Spamming The New Way

While we are debating about how to open up social networks open, there are some who have come up with a new way of spamming. Build a social networking site, lure people in and spam all their contacts. I got a couple of invites, but I have developed a habit of rejecting before accepting invites. [Continue]


CAPTCHAs have been the subjects to extremes – hate and love, complete discard and tremendous reliance on the Web to avoid spam. They are instrumental in identifying humans from machines that programmatically send spam messages. They have been effective, but with a big problem. [Continue]

Beware Of Trackback Spam

Sophos, a security firm has warned bloggers about rise in trackback spam. Like Munir Umrani says, a lot of people have been disabling trackback entirely to avoid the spam attacks. Spam, in all forms, abuses the communication tools provided by the Web and has been pulling the blogosphere down since dawn. [Continue]

Back To Manual Spamming

Spammers are now outsourcing for manual spamming (via Bloggers Blog) to workaround CAPTCHAs. Though a single spammer cannot be as fast as a machine, thousands of them together than spell a lot of trouble. Captchas force you to identify certain characters and enter them, which machines cannot follow. [Continue]



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