Speaking of botnets….

I seem to be getting the second flood of trackback spam attempts on the day. LOT’s of ip addresses, from all corners of the globe – most seem to be casino-related trackback spam. I guess botnets are being used for comment spam? It sure looks like a “100 pcs for an hour to do your bidding” kind of thing going on… There have been literally hundreds today alone (which is the first time I’ve actually seen this heavy a spam-storm. By the way…. I haven’t yet seen one slip into the actual comments… I attribute that almost entirely to a very useful WordPress 2.x plugin…

Akismet essentially is what is keeping me from spending the next 3 hours either deleting trackbacks or cutting off trackback functionality entirely. If you use wordpress and fight with spam comments, you should definitely look into it. Looks as though the storms finally dying down again…. It’s interesting each of these waves have lasted about an hour – gambling sites earlier today too..

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