Monday, February 09, 2015

Spam Bots

My blog is now apparently the target of spambots.

This weekend I received notifications that there were two comments awaiting moderation.

"You have a great blog.  I sincerely enjoy reading it and hope you visit my blog soon -- viagra kopen."

First clue to the spambot -- it comments on posts from nine years ago.

Second clue to the spambot -- they are overly concerned with ... um .... enhancing ... my life.

Methinks I'll return the security setting to include word verification.


~**Dawn**~ | 11:33 AM, February 09, 2015  

I was getting pummeled by a spam bot two weeks ago. 50-something attempts to post a comment to my blog. I was getting the email notifications but they were automatically being banished to spam by Blogger. I got so sick of clicking on the emails, though, that I found a place to report them. By the next morning, they were gone. I loathe those word verifications, so I don't have that option turned on for my blog. I can never read them when people have them turned on! LOL If I can't figure out what they are by the third attempt, I just abandon my comment. There's nothing I need to say that badly.

Reverend Ref + | 11:42 AM, February 09, 2015  

Good to hear from you. Hope things are well for you. I'm guessing my word verification thingy wasn't a problem for you.

~**Dawn**~ | 11:51 AM, February 09, 2015  

Things have been well. I hope they have been for you too! This time, it just made me click a little box that says "I'm not a robot" and that was it. We'll see if it allows me to do that with a second comment. ;-)

First time comments will be moderated.