Posts Tagged ‘Spam’

Make the web a cleaner place : adopt a Honey Pot

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May 3rd, 2007
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HOW-TO, Spam, Web Ethics, WordPress Plugins

A few days ago, Project Honey Pot introduced a new service, http:BL, “a system that allows website administrators to take advantage of the data generated by Project Honey Pot in order to keep suspicious and malicious web robots off their sites”. A honeypot is a trap set to detect email havesters and spam robots : this should ring a bell to most bloggers, I guess. The beauty of Project Honey Pot is that anyone can contribute : just register an account, download the script and put it somewhere on your blog. It’s been more effective than I would have thought and wished : the day I had my first honeypot installed, it detected a new and before unseen comment spammer. Contributing to this project is an easy way of making the web a cleaner place, and it will also benefit to another WordPress related spam-fighting project : the almighty Bad […]

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APAD: Spam Karma 2

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April 2nd, 2007
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Let me kick off the Plugin a Day series with one of my favorite and indeed a must have plugin for all WordPress blogs. Name: Spam Karma 2 Plugin Page: http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/ Description: Spam Karma 2 (SK2) is an anti-spam plugin for WordPress. It is meant to stop all forms of automated Blog spam effortlessly, while remaining as unobtrusive as possible to regular commenters. How it works: SK2 comes feature packed with everything you need to keep your blog spam free. It includes a whole arsenal of filters that incoming comment has to go through. Each of these filters assigns a score called karma. Comments which end up with a negative karma are flagged as spam. Some of the inbuilt filters include javascript payload, link count, page load time (stopwatch), post age and blacklists. My Review: I’ve been using spam karma right from its early days and have been a loyal […]

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