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Monday 5 September 2005

Comment Spam finds a way through

Despite installing James Seng's MT CAPTCHA plugin (with a little bit of help from Huy) 6 months ago, Comment Spam is once again finding its way through onto this blog. Twice in the last few days I've suffered from Spam attacks. To make it worse, the search & delete functions on MT-Blacklist have stopped working and I'm having to delete them by hand.

Maybe I'll have to upgrade to MT3 after all. I was so hoping to avoid all that shite.

So how are they doing this? Surely they're not doing it manually? It can't really be worth anyone's time to do this manually can it?

September 5, 2005 4:52 PM | Site

2 Comments

'Fraid CAPTCHA utilities can be cracked, and subsequently evaded automatically.

I can't think of a lasting solution. I find MT-Blacklist is pretty good when one uses fairly broad regexs i.e. identify common spam words/phrases and pre-emptively block any comments containing them, rather than blacklisting specific URLs after an attack.

BTW, I'm on MT 2.661, too.

I really really hate your CAPTCHA.

Anyway, checkout this.

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