July 22nd, 2005, 04:44 AM
GreyMatter Related or Random
As some of you know, my website is http://www.seeminglyrandom.info and it's basically a blog....
I just received an email notifying me that I had a comment to one of my blog entries...
Here are the log entries related to it
So basically my question is, is someone searching for GreyMatter and specifically posted to it with a script... or is this spamming done by hand. Those were the only two references to the offending IP Address in the log...
126.96.36.199 - - [21/Jul/2005:23:27:03 -0400] "POST /cgi-bin/gm-comments.cgi HTTP/1.1" 302 255 "http://www.seeminglyrandom.info/archives/00000021.html#comments" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)"
188.8.131.52 - - [21/Jul/2005:23:27:06 -0400] "GET /archives/00000021.html HTTP/1.1" 200 17712 "http://www.seeminglyrandom.info/archives/00000021.html#comments" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)"
Has anyone else seen anything like this?
PS: If you're wondering why I posted here.. It's because this is software I use that is related to the development of my website and I'm wondering if I should change the software I use... or if it was just a hand generated attack.
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(Pronounced Pinched): Acronym - Point 'n Click Hacked. As in: "That website was pinched" or "The skiddie pinched my computer because I forgot to patch".
July 22nd, 2005, 05:11 AM
Comment spamming is very prevalent in the blog-o-sphere (godDAMN I hate the word Blog.) There are a large number of scripts and plugins written to help defeat it.
I use WordPress, and am a big fan of Spam Karma. Not sure if it's been ported to GM or any other platforms, but its only one of many solutions.
Nothing special about those comments. Typical fair. They will start to increase in number and frequency, just as email spam does.
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