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17 May 2006
that Blue Security shut down yesterday.
It's a little hard to make sense of the explanations offered, but as best
I can make out, after Blue Security's clumsy attempts to deal with a denial
of service attack clobbered several other web sites, the owners appear to
have pulled the plug.
The investors say the technology has other uses, so we may not have heard
the last of this bad idea.
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12 May 2006
As I predicted last week in
entry on Blue Security, the Frog's fans leapt to its defense, with a
blizzard of more or less interchangable outraged messages,
often refuting points I never made.
Oddly, very few comments appeared on the recent message that was at
the top of the blog's home page, but instead on
message I wrote last July. Huh?
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03 May 2006
The blogosphere is abuzz with stories about an allegedly titanic
battle between Blue Security and some spammers. Blue Security, as you
probably know, distributes a freeware program called Blue Frog that is
supposed to crush spammers by hammering on their web
sites with gazillions of opt out requests or something like that.
For a variety of reasons,
the mainstream anti-spam community has never thought much of this
approach, but every criticism only leads Blue Frog's partisans to
leap ever more forcefully to its defense.
(See, for example, the comments on
my note about them last year,
and the comments that will doubtless be posted on this message, too.)
This latest round made me realize that Blue Frog makes perfect sense
if you think of it as a video
game, or perhaps a fashion accessory, rather than as an anti-spam tool.
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