Saturday, February 12, 2005

Spammer In WordPress

Lately, our website (Jogja Linux User Group) has received a huge amount of spam related to sex by a bunch of spammers around the world. The IP address is changing all the time and they changed the trackback entries, but they all related to sex. Luckily my friend has set a plugin that will block a trackback if they matches any bad word. He set all bad word from the previous trackback and change the URL into, and put them in the moderation status, so we can approve or reject it (we usually delete it, since it is out of the topic).

We are using WordPress in our website and i think that they (the spammers) are using robots or automated scripts to fill in the trackback entries. I wish that there were a plugin that automatically detects a spammer and block their IP address. Just wishing....