It what could only be described as a silly idea, a new startup aims to stop spam by inundating spammer websites with requests to quit bothering you. While the concept is a noble one, it smells a lot like a distributed denial of service attack (which by the way is against the law).
The company, Blue Security of Menlo Park, even admits that the sheer number of requests should be enough to slow spammers’ websites down, making spamming less economical be reducing the number of transactions that can be had.
The Slashdot crowd had this to say about the approach.
While I appreciate the comments that came from Blue Security, I still have to worry about the publicity trend that seems to be enveloping the company’s latest announcement. Don’t shoot the messenger here, but this will give you some idea about where I am going with this.