Vikings, Viagra and Versace: a brief history of spam

A session at WordCamp San Francisco 2011

Friday 12th August, 2011

10:45am to 11:30am (PST)

“Nice site!” “Great theme!” “Buy Cialis!”

Some spam is more obvious than the rest… But what is it doing on your site? How did it get there? How did it defeat the Captcha, and why didn’t that nifty invisible javascript stop the spam-bot anyway?

Can you tell the spam from the ham? Find out how (and why) spam finds your site. And learn the best practices for managing it.

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Pete Davies

Former wannabe Chief Sandwich Taster turned Journalist turned Automattician. bio from Twitter

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Time 10:45am11:30am PST

Date Fri 12th August 2011

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