Archive for the 'Anti-Spam' Category

Hotmail Getting Hammered with Spam

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

I don’t know if it’s just my account, but lately Hotmail seems to be getting hammered with spam. Normally I’ve found their spam filter to be extremely effective, however in that last 2 or 3┬ádays a lot of spam regarding watches, mortgages and golf have been getting through. Anyone else experiencing the same?

Increase in Spammers?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

I don’t know what it is, but the last few weeks have seen a lot of our sites being targeted by comment spammers. Could it be because of the Easter school holiday period here in Australia? Damn script kiddies..

Lock Down and Say Goodbye to Bots

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

I recently wrote about how spam bots were using my site to send spam. To combat this I did a thorough security check of both my web forms and my customers. A little bit of sanitization/validation code and everything was locked down. The bad part was the spam bots still kept hitting the previously-vulnerable php […]

Are Spammers Using Your Web Site?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Last week we had a spammer test one of our contact forms (on another web site) until they found a potential vulnerability. I’m still not sure whether the spammer was successful in sending anything as all the log files were full of errors. In any case, we quickly locked down all our scripts and included […]