Blog-Comment Spam

Of late (the last 2 months, roughly), I’ve been getting weird spam in my back-pages here. Comments that simply say ‘Interesting.’, and then link to drug-selling, penis-englarging and or porn sites. I know that Marian has been getting these as well.

My tactic so far has simply been to ban the IP address of the spammer (I’m assuming it’s some sort of bot), but it simply come back from another IP a little while later — I’ve added at least a dozen or so at this point, and it just doesn’t stop. I’ve been hesitant to simply close off all old entries, because there’s a couple (notably my entry on having a fear of bridges) that have quite a healthy on-going discussion surrounding them, but I fear that may be what I’m forced to do.

Has anyone else been getting this? Is it perhaps a security flaw in the MT engine? Anyone have any solutions for it?

16 Replies to “Blog-Comment Spam”

  1. Yeah, I just wrote about that, too. It’s quite clever. I would be 99% positive the IPs were spoofed. I’m really interested in the heuristics the bot uses to post. It does, indeed, seem to “test” a posting, then almost an hour or three later, a few more pop up with links.

    Deleting them is a pain in the ass, but hats off to the person who figured this one out. Perhaps the good Perl writers at MT will figure a solution before this gets out of hand.

  2. Yeah, I just wrote about that, too. It’s quite clever. I would be 99% positive the IPs were spoofed. I’m really interested in the heuristics the bot uses to post. It does, indeed, seem to “test” a posting, then almost an hour or three later, a few more pop up with links.

    Deleting them is a pain in the ass, but hats off to the person who figured this one out. Perhaps the good Perl writers at MT will figure a solution before this gets out of hand.

  3. Comment Spam – Solution Wanted

    Who can solve the COMMENT SPAM on MT and without turning off the comments? Please share with me. What I really think of these comment spammers is unprintable. There were two busy with my site this am. Just used Feedster…

  4. Comment Spam – Solution Wanted

    Who can solve the COMMENT SPAM on MT and without turning off the comments? Please share with me. What I really think of these comment spammers is unprintable. There were two busy with my site this am. Just used Feedster…

  5. How many IP addresses could there be? What if we all started trading IPs, could we eventually get them all or make a dent? Or is it possible for them to have access to unlimited IPs (sorry for my ignorance, I’m not sure how that works).

  6. How many IP addresses could there be? What if we all started trading IPs, could we eventually get them all or make a dent? Or is it possible for them to have access to unlimited IPs (sorry for my ignorance, I’m not sure how that works).

  7. Comment Spam – Solution Wanted

    Who can solve the COMMENT SPAM on MT and without turning off the comments? Please share with me. What I really think of these comment spammers is unprintable. There were two busy with my site this am. Just used Feedster…

  8. Comment Spam – Solution Wanted

    Who can solve the COMMENT SPAM on MT and without turning off the comments? Please share with me. What I really think of these comment spammers is unprintable. There were two busy with my site this am. Just used Feedster…

  9. Comment Spam – Solution Wanted

    Who can solve the COMMENT SPAM on MT and without turning off the comments? Please share with me. What I really think of these comment spammers is unprintable. There were two busy with my site this am. Just used Feedster…

  10. Comment Spam – Solution Wanted

    Who can solve the COMMENT SPAM on MT and without turning off the comments? Please share with me. What I really think of these comment spammers is unprintable. There were two busy with my site this am. Just used Feedster…

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