February 15, 2005 Read the rest of the tip →
Ever wonder why so many websites ask you to enter squiggly, distorted pass codes? They are using captcha to verify your humanity. A captcha is an automated test that humans can pass, but computers can not. To learn more, read the definitions from Webopedia or Wikipedia. Or dive into Carnegie Mellon’s Captcha Project.
December 27, 2004 Read the rest of the tip →
A Joe Job is spam mail that deliberately and specifically uses an incorrect from address in order to put the blame on that specific person. Although it common for viruses to forge from addresses, it is usually not done with specific, malicious intent. So true Joe Jobs are pretty rare. The term originated in 1997, […]