General World Wide Web

Prove that you are a human being

In continuing with my observations made here, I wonder if the following way of preventing someone from spamming a commenting system really helps:

____________ Spam protection: Sum of II plus III plus IV ?

If I really want to spam this site, I can write a simple routine to scrape the string matching 'Sum of ___ ?' and then feed that into Google like this:

Google search: II plus III plus IV

And there you go! You are spammed!

World Wide Web

Wanna reduce email spam?

I was curious about how much a 'abc-at-xyz-dot-com' way of displaying email addresses, helps in reducing spam. So I did this search: * at * dot * and the results did not surprise me. 🙂

I then searched for different ways to hide email addresses and came across this wonderful blog entry.