Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
[resolved] [closed] Help! My site is once again beset my spam (66 posts)

  1. RedofM3
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mine are bots, also. Hardly any of them are on content pages. Almost all of them are on attachment pages for photos and images. 85% of them are knock-off shoes, handbags and sunglasses, despite my blog having never once posted about fashion. (Absolutely not my Earl Grey for a blog.)

    All of these quit before 3.6. Whatever changed there gave them all access again.

    The number of comments filter is definitely working. I am only seeing the same IP addresses three times before they are gone.

  2. Andy Bailey
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    maybe there is a new vulnerability in wordpress 3.6 and that's how they're doing it.

    I know wordpress now switches on XMLRPC access and doesn't have an option to switch it off any more

    are they comments or trackbacks that are being sent?

  3. RedofM3
    Posted 2 years ago #

    They are all comments. Garbage, babble, Google translate, passages copied from my About and Welcome pages, wiki passages, E! television reviews. Hardly any have in comment links. Most of the websites are 404. They are all bot and old bots at that.

  4. RedofM3
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here is my latest one from six minutes ago:

    webcam chat

    Altruiste vendeur avec webcam chat . Livraison agile puis paquet soign¨¦. Indulgence beaucoup ¨

    The website is 404. There is no email address. This one has an IP switcher. I get about 50 of these a day now.

  5. Andy Bailey
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    oh dear, not sure how that is happening then!

    not sure what to suggest, all my issues went away with the new plugin on multiple sites

    I even switched it off for a day to see if it made a difference and I got hammered with over 200 comments over night! I switched it back on and it didn't get repeated

    maybe you have something else going on with another file that has been compromised and they're using that to inject comments..

    hard to say without knowing everything about your blog and plugins and files.

  6. RedofM3
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You are welcome to the list of what I have if you think you can isolate it. I had all of this before your plugin and all of it quit until the upgrade to 3.6. You can email me. My email is on the Ask Momma page of TheM3Blog(dot)com

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