I was poking around the logs today, and saw that of the 500 comments that were attempted on the blog yesterday 0 of them were actual people, and the blog successfully marked all of them as spam, and didn't bother asking me to verify that.  I wonder how long that will last.

I regularly see spammers hiring programmers on some job websites that I use, and some of the code that the spammer's use is quite good, so I always need to stay on top of what they are doing.

There have been 112,572 attempted comments on this blog in the last 30 days.  And I suppose that doesn't even count the one that were blocked by the firewall that repeatedly made comments.  I don't have separated logs for those blocks, but just on a server basis.  42,837 IP addresses were blocked in the last month for making frequent comments on the blogs.

Those numbers are pretty incredible, if you think about it - they are just for one blog and server out of the millions of blogs and servers on the internet.

Posted by Jon Daley on September 21, 2012, 8:09 am | Read 5343 times
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Thanks for staying on top of this. Even without looking at logs I can see that on my site (and e-mail, too, for that matter) spam is wasting a tremendous -- and increasing -- amount of bandwidth.

Posted by SursumCorda on September 21, 2012, 9:53 am
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