12 May 2005

Blogger introduces security feature

Apparently in an effort to combat blog-spamming, blogger has instituted a new feature.

When making updates to content, users are asked to enter a security code. This feature is across all blogs.

Users are prompted with:
Word Verification:
Type the characters you see in the picture below.
The code changes each time.

If there are errors, users are given a new code. Bloggers cannot publish unless the code is entered.

Subsequent sign-ins and content-changes do not request this authentication.

It appears this security feature is a one-time validation to ensure the blog is connected to a real-live person, not a bot.
Apparently in an effort to combat blog-spamming, blogger has instituted a new feature.

When making updates to content, users are asked to enter a security code. This feature is across all blogs.

Users are prompted with:
Word Verification:
Type the characters you see in the picture below.
The code changes each time.

If there are errors, users are given a new code. Bloggers cannot publish unless the code is entered.

Subsequent sign-ins and content-changes do not request this authentication.

It appears this security feature is a one-time validation to ensure the blog is connected to a real-live person, not a bot.
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