[resolved] How Are Spammers Making Comments? (4 posts)

  1. misterpatrick67
    Posted 6 years ago #


    A few of the sites I have developed end up getting spam comments. Thing is, comments are disabled on these sites so there is no possibility to comment. How are the spammers getting through? I'm not using Akismet on some of the sites as they are commercial site and the comments aren't a huge problem as the comments only end up in admin.

    How do they do this? Fixes? Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The spam bots access comments.php directly.

  3. hpguru
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Delete this file, if you don't want comments.

  4. misterpatrick67
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks! I'm in the middle of battling the Media Temple redirect exploit that has infected that host and see that this particular site is also getting a lot of spam comments.

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