More thoughts about the economics of spam
Spam is often thought of as a hugely profitable business: entry costs are low, marginal costs of sending spam are close to zero and because you target millions you do not need much of a response rate to make money. But the evidence suggests, to me at least, that most spam senders are like most…
New trend in comment spam?
The tactics employed by comment spammers continue to fascinate me, but I have noticed a new trend, which indicates either a new trend or adaption from the spammers – which reminds me of the way bacteria respond to antibiotics – or perhaps just indicates I am being over-sensitive. Twice in the last 48 hours I…
Some insight on “comment spam”
As I sit here chewing my lunch, some insight has come to me about “comment spam” – the sort of “great blog, have you seen my used car website” comments that, in recent years, have poisoned so many sites. WordPress.com gives me access to “Akismet” so these things rarely if ever get through, but I…