My Blacklist is doing fine since about quite some time and I was expiring ancient spam adresses. So after having a clean list again, it’s time to have a look at the stats – in other words, where does the spam come from. The Top 10 comment spam countries: Country Adresses listed United States 12717 […]
Since I am running my blacklist to prevent spam on WordPress Blogs, many days have passed and I was curious again of what happened behind the scenes and I did some statistics.
That was the basic question of the research I did during the last days, greping through the logs to find some info to get an impression of the blacklists effect. Now I know, it isn’t in vain. If we’d say we have 10000 requests we would get about: 9000 Spam Comments 1000 Ham Comments 100 […]
Everybody who is about to disagree with my headline might say that malware is free as it just stops by on your computer if it got some security holes due to missing patches or bad configuration. I do not disagree with that as there were no costs for the programmer, no licensing fees – a […]
Today I had one of those typical spam malware in my mailbox, showing that Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely used mail programs, being attacked all the time: Microsoft Outlook Notification for the email@example.com Support [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent :Thu 15/10/2009 06:38 To email@example.com Attachment install.zip (12kb) You have (6) New Message from Outlook Microsoft […]