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byJBurace, December 15, 2011
After installing K2 on multiple sites, the comment feature of K2 was quickly hit by spammers. We shortly had over 12000 PAGES of comments from spammers. Turning on CAPTCHA would help against the spam, but not against the server load. Somehow K2 triggers an entire botnet to attack and try to spam it. I've never seen it this bad on any component I've ever used for Mambo or Joomla. And these aren't even high traffic sites.
Owner's reply

What you say is utter nonsense. K2 simply uses Google's reCaptcha service. It's a third-party service, you know, one that is not installed on your server. How has this affected your site's "performance" is another story. Probably a Christmas one...