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Stopping the spam (5 posts)

  1. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There has been a recent spat of spam lately on WP-based blogs where the spammer was sending in comment after comment after comment. Based on what I've seen here, it looks like someone was targeting people by sending a POST command to the blog, adding 1 to the post id each time. This resulted in a large amount of span on existing posts, and it seems, on posts that don't exist. In the case of the post not existing, if the spammer hit a number that the blogger hasn't reached yet, the post will seem to be spammed "automatically" as soon as the post is published.
    I've figured out a fix for it. If anyone wants it, they can find it in this thread here: http://wordpress.org/support/3/15514
    Hope it helps to alleviate some of the problems we've been having.
    TG

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Smart. Someone should slip this into 1.3...

  3. Johnnie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks TG. This was happening to me after a fews days on a new blog. and I hadn't even given anyone the link to it at the time. And I was getting all this spam.
    I'll have to try this and hope it works. Thanks again!

  4. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Kafkaesqui - I thought so too. I sent it on to Matt to see if he wants it.
    I should note, this will hinder future spam attempts at non-existant posts. It does nothing to protect against posts that do exist.
    TG

  5. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nudging this to the top. With all the spam issues lately, we should keep things like this easily accessable.
    TG

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