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Security problem with WP 2.1 (5 posts)

  1. Guntis
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,
    I've set in the settings that anyone can post comments once he/he is registered user. However, every day I receive spam in my blog's comment fields from the same IP address 209.160.64.236 and each comment has differnet user name and different content adn differnet link, but these user names are never registered in my blog.

    Author : online-streaming radio stationsrock stations
    Author : candy bouquet nebraska
    Author : tavola+pace
    Author : biaxin xl no prescription
    etc.

    So there must be some way spammers can post spam without really registering with my blog. Two suggestions:
    1) add feature to block specific IP addresses;
    2) improve registration autentication, so that spammers could not spam without taking real registration.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    These are likely not comments, but trackbacks.

    Install Bad Behavior and Akismet. These both block spam in different ways, and the combination of the two is mighty.

  3. Guntis
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I receive emails about comments, not about trackbacks.
    Here's email content I receive from the WP blog:

    A new comment on the post #112 "Leopards dodas Vistu medībās" is waiting for your approval

    http://www.adventisti.lv/blog/?p=112

    Author : biaxin xl no prescription
    -23 (IP: 209.160.64.236 , 209.160.64.236)

    E-mail :

    URL : http://mynscom.org/biaxin-xl-no-prescription/
    Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=209.160.64.236

    Comment:
    biaxin xl no prescription
    -23

    Approve it: http://www.adventisti.lv/blog/wp-admin/comment.php?action=mac&c=378

    Delete it: http://www.adventisti.lv/blog/wp-admin/comment.php?action=cdc&c=378

    Spam it: http://www.adventisti.lv/blog/wp-admin/comment.php?action=cdc&dt=spam&c=378

    Currently 4 comments are waiting for approval. Please visit the moderation panel:
    http://www.adventisti.lv/blog/wp-admin/moderation.php

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I receive emails about comments, not about trackbacks.

    Actually, you receive emails about both. Trackbacks look just like comments, for the most part. They just come in through a different door.

  5. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I receive emails about comments, not about trackbacks.

    Exactly what Otto said - if you're set to receive emails about new comments, you will also receive them on trackbacks. (I get them all the time.) Te email notification to you is the same either way.

    Definitely get yourself some Bad Behavior - it's a nice little plugin that plays well with Akismet.

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