Posts Tagged ‘spam’

Email Obfuscation Broken

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

About two weeks ago I tried a really simple way of obfuscating email. To me as a programmer it seemed a little bit naive because this scheme can be easily decoded. But Gmail does such a nice job of getting rid of spam these days anyway, I felt like I didn’t have much to lose. ... Read More

WP Hashcash

Monday, February 4th, 2008

I’ve had problems with clever spam getting past Akismet ever since I started this blog. It’s annoying to say the least, I have no idea whether it’s humans or software posting but I’ve now installed WP Hashcash by Elliott B├Ąck to stop the bots. It employs a different tactic than your normal captcha:... Read More