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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Comment Spam Continued

So after turning on comment moderation, I still got two or three spam comments from members (which are not moderated) and blocked two from non-Blogger members. Which means that comment moderation is not very useful. At least the spam just inane and not particularly offensive.

My initial take was that it must be humans doing the spamming, but googling on "captcha bypass" quickly leads to information indicating that picture-based captcha can be cracked with 80 to 100% accuracy.

So I guess there's not much I can do about the spam.


It does lead to the idle thought that maybe it will be the spammers who first develop true AI in their quest to win the humans vs bots arms race....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could try something like wordpress with SpamKarma, it works for me and eats 99% of all spam, without the annoying picture.

The blogger captcha here is really bad btw, no surprise it's possible to crack it.

11:34 AM  

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