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Enormous amount of Spam!!!! (9 posts)

  1. jdereport
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Although comments are moderated, everytime we log in there are hundreds of comments (in russian) awaiting approval.

    It seems that there are more each time and the real comments awaiting approval are relegated to the back of the pile.

    The DNS numbers are most often from: 91.214.44.231 & 92....

    It can take more than an hr to go through them.

    Let me know what CAN be done.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    activate akismet.

  3. Alfred Ordman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am apparently getting attacked. The number of spam messages, all in a strange alphabet/language, are growing enormously. I used to get a few a day last year. About 2 months ago it rose to about 100 a day, and now I am getting 250 a day. I mark them as spam, but I am getting more and more flooded. I fear this could also hurt all of wordpress servers. What can be done? Is there a way to contact you?

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Alfred,

    Use spam plugins. youre not being attacked -- it just feels that way.

  5. jdereport
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok whooami I'll give akismet a go. But if that doesn't work then I'm with Alfred. It may just be the beginning of the end for WordPress. What I'd like to know is:

    1. How exactly is this kind of spam getting into the system?
    2. What could possibly be the intention of the spammers seeing as the language is noticeably foreign and composed of utterly useless information?

  6. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    jdreport, that's what a spam is. Try these plugins too:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-spamfree/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bad-behavior/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/
    And yes, you can use them all at the same time.

  7. It may just be the beginning of the end for WordPress.

    Spam like that has been going on since probably the third comment on someone's blog. It ... just is.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/spam has a list of all the various plugins to help stop spam. Everyone needs at least one.

  8. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Trying to answer your questions:
    1. How exactly is this kind of spam getting into the system?
    There are basically two ways spam comments can be entered either by a bot or by human:
    * Filled out the comment form on a post
    * Directly send a POST url to wp-comments.php

    2. What could possibly be the intention of the spammers seeing as the language is noticeably foreign and composed of utterly useless information?
    I don't know this one. I see spam being stopped that doesn't make any sense and it is in English, there's no reference to any medical supplement, no URL's in the comment, no website given. I don't see why they would do stuff like that. It's almost like the graffiti tagging in the 80's.

    And to plug my own plugin: AVH First Defense Against Spam (http://blog.avirtualhome.com/wordpress-plugins/avh-first-defense-against-spam/)
    It does stop the spam that is directly send and also stops spammers before content is served.

  9. raharjo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I almost never have any spam since using AKISMET plugin. Awesome plugin. This made me migrated all of my sites from J***a.

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