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Akismet plugin automatically creates WordPress login?

  • 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?

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  • Moderator cubecolour

    @numeeja

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    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.

    API Keys

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

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