Akismet plugin automatically creates WordPress login? (3 posts)

  1. runfast
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I installed WordPress locally on a host server. When I activated the Akismet plugin, the link took me to the Akismet site. The site asked to sign up to get the API key. I did and got the key. It worked.

    I later went to WordPress.com and there was an account already made for my email address with a login and password. I didn't create it, and I didn't know the password. Is that a security breach since the API key is suppose to be secret?

    Does WordPress and Akismet have some kind of agreement to create accounts without the user knowing?

  2. cubecolour
    Posted 5 years ago #

    An Akismet API key is linked to a WorsPress.com account there's no secrecy or anything shady going on.

    How can it be a security breach? Akismet & WordPress.com are both owned by Automattic. If you don't want to do anything else with the WOrdPress.com account, you can ignore it.


  3. Joseph Scott
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The email that Akismet sends out to you when you sign up also mentions the WordPress.com account.

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