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Comments for New comment spam technique

Excerpt: Comment spammers are filling innocent blogs with spam links and then spamming those URLs into other blogs in a roundabout way to increase search engine rankings. Read the whole article…

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July 30, 2004 5:36 AM

New comment spam technique

Excerpt: New comment spam technique...

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July 30, 2004 6:00 AM

New comment spam technique

Excerpt: In the war on spam if you are not for us ...

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July 30, 2004 8:21 AM

Comment Spammers try something new.

Excerpt: If you've run a blog for very long then you've probably had your comments spammed at least once or twice in the past. Each blogging package has its solutions to the problem each requiring differing amounts of effort on the part of the site ow...

Jeff Croft
July 30, 2004 9:32 AM

"We shall actively and aggressively pursue not only spammers, but also those websites who harbor spammers!"

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July 30, 2004 11:16 AM

New SPAM tactics

Excerpt: So, it appears in their never ending quest for Google listings, the spammers have come up with a new idea to abuse our blogs and it has been outed by Adam Kalsey. It appears the spammers have a new tactic...

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July 30, 2004 11:19 AM

Spammers Get Creative ...again

Excerpt: Never a dull moment in the war against spam. The proliferation of anti-spam techniques such as MT-Blacklist (in use on this domain) have dealt a solid blow to spammers who tirelessly come up with new methods to increase their search...

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July 30, 2004 12:16 PM

Blog spammers find yet another technique

Excerpt: Adam Kalsey reports on the latest way spammers try to boost their Google PageRanks (recall that PageRank works in part by measuring the number of links to a particular site; the more links, the higher the site should show up in a Google search).

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July 30, 2004 2:24 PM

Spam goes the weasel

Excerpt: Anybody who's run a website that allows comments knows the joys of playing whack-a-mole with the lowlife scum who post links to websites that would make Larry Flynt gag. It looks like these people have taken their game to a new level by saturating the ...

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July 30, 2004 3:14 PM

Concerning Spam

Excerpt: Updated July 7, 2004 Spammers have discovered bloggers and sooner or later if you allow comments, trackback pings, or the Movable Type send-entry form on your weblog you will get spammed. Weblog spam appears in many flavors: 1) Basic comment spam. The ...

July 30, 2004 7:40 PM

what a dummy of a spammer to spam you. They need to do their homework.

Andreas Bovens
July 31, 2004 11:11 PM

Cameron Marlow came to exactly the same conclusion (on the same day!):

August 1, 2004 6:19 PM

I saw the exact same activity this weekend. People who let spammers fill up their blogs with comment spam are almost as bad as people who let their zombie pcs act as virus vectors...

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August 1, 2004 7:39 PM

blog spammer mutate

Excerpt: I saw the same blog activity this weekend that Kalsey writes about. Basically, if you have a blog, and you...

Steve Friedl
August 2, 2004 7:05 AM

I ran stats (by hand!) on the Stanford site and found that 99.25% of the more than 9000 comments in 9 weblogs are spam. Table of offenders with complete detailsincluded...

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August 2, 2004 7:52 AM

Comment Spammers Persevere, Including Adding New Tricks

Excerpt: An automated spam-bomber attacked my weblog last week and again in a much bigger way over the weekend, with comment denials every 6-11 seconds, as reported in my Movable Type Activity Log. Thankfully ALL 93 attempts were futile, however, thanks to Jay ...

August 2, 2004 9:28 AM

I just came to the same conclusion as Steve. All the comments on that blog are spam. I quit checking after 2 months. Each entry has 4+ comments, and every. single. one. is spam. She can close comments. She did in a previous entry. Since it appears she can't moderate them, and probably doesn't even realize how bad it is, it seems like she should just close them all together. My not so humble opinion. ;)

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August 2, 2004 11:22 AM

comment-spam leveraging

Excerpt: Ran across this today on Gen's site: New comment spam technique :: Kalsey Consulting Group The gist of it is spammers have identified blogs that don't clean out their blog comment spam (blog1), and leave new spam in other blogs...

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August 2, 2004 2:01 PM

Comment spam - you're either with us or against us

Excerpt: Kalsey on a new comment spam technique In the war on spam if you are not for us; if you choose to look the other way and allow spammers to use your site; if you feel that keeping your site free from spam is too much trouble — you are against us. ...

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August 16, 2004 6:22 PM

The Alchemist Presents "1st Infantry"

Excerpt: The Alchemist has been using shady tactics to promote his "1st Infantry" album. Either himself or one of his pr people are spamming my site and J Smooth's site and others by posting a link to his album in our

John Nordquist
August 28, 2004 7:09 PM

My site,, was hit with comment porn-spam for a two month period. I comlained to the WHOIS registered owner (The Pentagon), and sent a little note to the newspapers and news broadcasters, who gave it a lot of attention: ( I have been trying to locate others who have been attacked by the same spammer. The Defense Information Services Agency who owns the range of IP numbers has never heard of anyone complaining about this before my complaint came in.

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September 7, 2004 1:35 PM

Blog Spam

Excerpt: UGH, so I checked my comments, to see if I needed to accept any, and there was a boatload of spam comments for nasty sites and the contents was "traceback test" I'd like whoever did that to GO AWAY if it was done by hand, and keep your garbage off ...

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October 10, 2004 2:01 PM

Anti Trackback and Comment Spam Methods

Excerpt: What is spam ? Spam is text or URL, in one or several exemplars, neither being waited nor wished, not having, neither directly nor from its shipper, no relationship neither with the recipient nor with a possible resource related to the recipient.

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October 14, 2004 3:51 PM

A New Type of Comment Spam?

Excerpt: So is this something new? Spamming blogs with high PageRanks, leaving comments to blogs with low PageRanks, that don't have any kind of protection against comment spam?

October 27, 2004 3:03 AM

Does this mean receiving spam mail will be lessened since the spammer find another way to advertise?

Richard D. LeCour
November 2, 2004 9:48 PM

I stand firmly on the side against the spammers. It's a battle I fought myself for a long time until I installed MTBlacklist (I had one idiot post hundreds of comments on my site in one evening, and I had to manually remove them all!) Movable Type has done a lot to help prevent blog spamming with it's new version (which I won't be installing since I don't want to pay more than I already have in donations), but it is up the blog owner to really fight the battle. I am very disappointed when I see blogs that don't police their blogs and end up by supporting spammers with apathy and nonaction.

November 16, 2004 11:16 AM

block these ugly comment spammers plz

October 9, 2005 12:15 PM

What if the comments actually contribute to the subject in hand? I think that comments shouldn't be open to non-users of the site, so there will be more control over them. Otherwise, it will always drag non-wanted results.

October 16, 2005 2:17 PM

I think what we need is a "black hole" of IP addresses who are posting the spam, and probably represent machines that are infected with malware. Chances are, nothing from these addresses, blog comments, email or USENET posts, is for real.

Darren Crocker
March 8, 2006 10:09 AM

Speaking of innovative solutions, I've just released a product into Beta which specifically targets Comment Spam. If anyone is interested in being on the test and trial team, please let me know by visiting the website above and registering. The solution does not require any installed software or hardware, it's a web based service which I think is quite innovative and has great potential. Of course there's no obligation but the more testers the better the final offering will be. I'm happy to give out free acounts to testers. thanks Darren Crocker

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