Trackback spam alert

I was hit by trackback spam today. That’s a first. But I am not the only one, see for example GlennLog.

Guess it was just a matter of time before that would come. Trackback is, by design, “wide open” and prune for attacks. It’s sad, sad that it has to be like this.

There are a few reports in the MT support forum, but maybe we should all call upon the Lazyweb to wake up. Please!

Update: Several more reports. We are sitting ducks, Jay Allen says in his MT-Blacklist/Comment Spam Clearinghouse.

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  • Jay Allen’s excellent MT-Blacklist deals with both comment and trackback spam. I’ve not had to use it against trackback spammers yet, but if it as effective as it is against comment spamming, then it will be excellent. One caveat – if you are rich enough to afford MT 3.0, it only works on earlier versions and you will have to employ a programmer or something.

  • There is not a compatible version of MT-Blacklist for MT3.0 ..YET, but will be very soon.

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