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A different anti-spam measure? (3 posts)

  1. Fahim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, I don't know for sure that this works since I just tried it out but I thought I'd post about it here anyway since others can try it out (if they liked) too and we can get a better idea as to how effective this method might be :p
    I've got a full posting about the solution here: http://farook.org/arc20040919.htm#BlogID754 but the basic idea is that I thought that the reason WP blogs get such a lot of spam might be because the spammers have scripts which look specifically for the wp-comments-post.php file and send it data with the right variable names. So, I modified the WP code on my installation so that the wp-comments-post.php file is given a different name and the comment variables are renamed as well. The changes need to be made in only two files wp-comments.php and wp-comments-post.php and it was fairly easy to do :)
    Now I realize that if the spammer had a slightly more intelligent script which actually parsed the comments files or the main index file, this method wouldn't work and I have some suggestions for that on the above linked entry as well but my guess is that most of the scripts out there simply look for wp-comments-post.php since most people would not change WP core files. What do you think?

  2. charle97
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. Fahim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Should have searched before I posted that one :p Yeah, it does look as if the spammers are all targeting WP now though, doesn't it?

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