Hello Everybody. I see that there are many people are using WordPress. I haven't been visiting the WordPress support forums that much, mostly because I work on my own WordPress site.
I have posted an article for WordPress End Users and Developers on my site. WordPress: Anti-Spam Security Measures
I've been involved with Computer/IT Security since 1997, and so, I've decided to add my input into the WordPress community. While others are focusing on usability, such as features, I target the security aspects of WordPress.
We all deal with spammers. It's kind of hard, not to. But, Spammers don't like it when you, the WordPress site owner, watches them. Yes, I said, watches them. While most people just delete Spam, I analyse it very carefully, in order to identify the psychology of the spammers, as well as his origin.
Recently, I upgraded from WordPress 2.6.3 to 2.7beta3, because 99% of the WordPress spamming bots are using WordPress 2.6.3 source code to spam WordPress sites.
In my article, linked above, I mention many tips on how to combat the spammers. I'm sorry that I can't list any details in a Public support site, because I presume that WordPress hackers also have access to the WordPress support site.
Core WordPress developers are welcomed to contact me, directly, however, I do authentication to eliminate fake WordPress developers.
Anyways, have a nice day, everybody!