Beacon with eggs and …

Spam, again on this blog.

It seems those nasty spammers are now using actual people (or an automated browser) to post spam comments, subverting the protection wp-hashcash delivers.

Luckily it are only about two per day, which is very managable, but still annoying.

Like DRM and most other copyright protections, SPAM protection is inherently insecure, for the original openess required to allow a not-spammer to use them is, well, too open.

One interesting thing is that we can fight back now that they are using full javascript VM’s. Matching the spam-ip and letting it execute a rather ‘memory inefficient’ little program would certainly make me smile.