Akismet is celebrating a huge milestone today. According to its spam counter, it has now blocked over 100,000,000,000 spam messages. Not all of that spam has originated from WordPress powered websites. Thanks to a number of libraries and an API, Akismet can be used on different content management systems as (more…)

There is a great post over on the Akismet blog talking about some of the newest trends they have noticed in web spam since 2005. Among them are Chinese wholesaler spam, human-posted spam, and malware spam. Considering the large volume of comments running through the Akisemet service, it’s always interesting (more…)