Just Pondering Part 156
by Renard Moreau
It is no secret that WordPress users are plagued by spam. Although spam is illegal in certain places, these mischievous people are not deterred by the law; they send out their spam-bots to frustrate millions of internet users around the world.
Now, what if some genius came up with a spam-bot program that fooled the system into thinking that the user was human? Do you think that Akismet will still pick up on it? It might, since some of the spammers are actually human.
I have to admit that spam is annoying and that those spam creators will continue to find innovative ways to annoy us.
Here is an amazing thought: What if an authorized governmental agency had anti-spam-bots at their disposal; which would be used to combat those very troublesome spam-bots? It would make life easier for us internet users.
I have mentioned to some of you in the past that I also have a blog on Google’s Blogger; I have never received any spam on it (Which goes to show that Google is doing something right)! Maybe, Google can send out a patent for their software that destroys spam to website developers.
Although there is no easy solution around this, it is highly possible to combat spam.