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Comments hacking? (4 posts)

  1. cricket98
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm having a problem I just can't figure out. I maintain a blog for my mom, and even though I have comments disabled on it, dozens of really obscene comments keep appearing in the "awaiting moderation" section. Someone must have hacked into the database somehow, because there isn't any way a comment can be posted without logging in. Has anyone had a similar problem and is there a way to fix it?

    Thanks!

  2. cricket98
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    One thing I should add: I did try changing the password and even deleting and re-uploading the site; it didn't help.

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No one is hacking your database. You will need to activate Akismet in the plugins.
    Also, you might want to install these 2 plugins - they stop comment spam totally.
    http://ocaoimh.ie/cookies-for-comments/
    http://sw-guide.de/wordpress/plugins/simple-trackback-validation/

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Also, they may not be comments, they may be trackbacks. Disable "pings" on your posts.

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