Avoiding Spam [ was Re: list archive updates ]
rlotz at u.washington.edu
Mon Dec 30 20:40:33 PST 2002
On Monday, Dec 30, 2002, at 19:23 US/Pacific, Phillip Garland wrote:
> I have to wonder though how soon it is before the spammers start
> investing in some sort of "OCR" to get text out of graphics. Then the
> anti-spammers will invent something smarter, and the spammers will
> find someway to get around this, and the arms race continues...
Actually, I believe I read something in wired that they were just
hiring humans to type in the characters represented by the image.
Person sits there, image pops up, person types in characters, repeat.
IIRC it's being done in exchange for free porn or some other internet
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