Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Pointless comment spam

Over the past few days, I along with a number of other people are seeing a lot of pointless spam being posted to our blogs. It's obviously an automated job, but the reasons behind it are not clear.

Since the URL that is included with each comment is random, along with the name and email address, there does not seem much point in the spam. Really, I'd class it as complete junk.

Apart from the name used always having two numbers at the end of it there appears to be no other pattern which is making it difficult to block, under my current setup. I'm sure there is a regular expression that can be used to resolve this issue though, taking advantage of the one pattern that does seem clear.

Post ID: 611, posted by jase at 11:12 PM
Permalink | TrackBack ID: 584, (14) | Category: Internet | Google Search
Comments

1) upgrade to MT 3.121 2) Block trackback. 3) go into hosting background and delete trackbacks
Geoffrey www.ahorre.com

Posted by: Geoffrey Gonzalez at December 29, 2004 08:27 AM
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