Thursday, April 12, 2007

Notes from the Spam Arms Race

I'm not a fan of captcha - those little letters and numbers you have to type to validate your identity on forms all over the place - and I think it's often done poorly, but it does serve a purpose: getting in the way of automated spam applications that try to pound out site registrations, blog comment spam, and the like.

So I think it's really weird that you can download a tool to get around it from ZDnet.

Is there some legitimate use of this I'm not seeing? I just don't expect to find tools for spammers on a reputable site.

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