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Comment Spam security hole (4 posts)

  1. jstyle
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am using wordpress 2.0.5 and facing a strange problem on my site, I have installed Math comment spam plugin and set the option that only registered user can post comments but I have seen that these both options isn't working and I am getting lots of spam. It is not registered users posting it . These comments are not from registered users and comming from same IP so there must be some holes in the script that were exploited.

    This is what happening with me. I am not sure how to stop them and all spam plugins are failed to stop them too.

    Does any one has solution for this do I need to upgrade?

    Thank you

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Welcome to the wonders of trackback spam.

    Install and activate Akismet or Spam Karma 2.
    Then install and activate Bad Behavior.

    http://akismet.com/
    http://unknowngenius.com/blog/wordpress/spam-karma/
    http://homelandstupidity.us/software/bad-behavior/

    For those who struggle with the Akismet
    directions: http://wordpress.com/api-keys/

  3. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    And please upgrade to version 2.0.9 ASAP!

  4. jstyle
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have just upgraded to 2.1.2 and activated the Akismet. let see what happens.

    Hope for the good. I will get back if this doesn't work.

    Thanks All

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