I got my very first comment spam today, on my LiveJournal account (which has
since been deleted):
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When I saw that it was authenticated through OpenID (see also: Wikipedia) my initial
thoughts were: OpenID is dead. It's just too easy for spammers to set up
self-authorizing hosts (or obtain “accounts” at AOL or even LiveJournal).
Perhaps I'm overreacting. Perhaps spammers are only targetting accounts
with no (or very little) activity on them (I have the account to respond to
friends who do use LiveJournal; my posting an entry once-per-year is mostly
a joke). But I do expect to see more and more of this in the future.
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