spammers seem to probe the weaknesses of wp. more than ever.
I rely solely on the common spam words filter that's available in wp.
Lately I have been seeing spam which uses htmls character entity references (the ampersand sign followed by a number, followed by a semicolon) to masquerade the spam string. like that:
Anyone have a clue how to combat that?
simply inserting ampersand followed by a #-symbol followed by a number into the "Comment moderation" field doesn't seem to work (i.e. insert the corresponding characters into the field)
Also, the URI's that contain the spamwords in cleartext don't seem to be evaluated, but that may be due to my older version (1.3a2)...