A Wave Of Rubbish

A quick aside for all you guys that have blogs or websites of your own: are you getting a huge increase in spam in the last few days? I’ve gone from 1 or 2 a day that sneak past the automatic filters, to 2-3 dozen for each of the last few days.

I’m assuming it’s the Shellshock bug. My guess is that it’s people hijacking computers to autosend huge amounts of extra digital crap and until people can patch their systems and update the filters it’s likely to continue 😦

Please bear with me while this continues. I’m trying to keep the place clean, honest 🙂

(I am, of course, assuming that nobody wants to buy a goose down jacket, or a mechanical digger… )

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14 Responses to A Wave Of Rubbish

  1. Not just you. I work in IT over in the States and we have been getting a lot of spam here lately that is making through our filters. Doing a little research I think it may be what they are calling “Snowshoe Spam”

  2. Mike says:

    Mechanical Diggers for the Forge Fathers, who wear Goose Down Jackets! Is that a coded reference new content for Deadzone KS 2.0?

    😉

  3. PikaRapH says:

    Oh crap, I really wanted this mechanical digger… maybe my next Deadzone vehicle ^^

  4. davekay says:

    I was having trouble about a month ago, but I traced it back to having approved a post by a spammer/spambot. That had started the deluge. It was one of those generic ‘hey nice post I really like you blog!’ comments.
    Once I unapproved and marked it as spam the problem went away (for now)

  5. Mike says:

    All I can say is I’m going to be crushed if one of the stretch goals/add-ons for the next KS isn’t a mechanical digger driven by a Mechanite Spambot.

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