We got hit by Trackback Spam



Well as soon as you lock the doors they come in a window. This morning I woke up to over 100 spam trackbacks that where very nasty. Some of you may have seen them in our trackback tracker on the main page. I really love to give credit to those sites that quote us but I cannot risk having them on the main page. They are getting smarter as they are spoofing IP’s so it’s not like I can put in a IP block. So those of you using Movable Type Version 3 the backdoor is wide open.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.


2 thoughts on “We got hit by Trackback Spam

  1. You sure about that, Matt? Sure enough to want to dare me to Pingback spam you? Remember, a page only needs to link to you at the second that you check the ping, and only for you checking (got PHP using a fake browser UA string?). Not at all difficult to have a page show Safari, Opera, Moz, and PHP a weblog post, and show IE and Googlebot extra-sick pr0n.

  2. You sure about that, Matt? Sure enough to want to dare me to Pingback spam you? Remember, a page only needs to link to you at the second that you check the ping, and only for you checking (got PHP using a fake browser UA string?). Not at all difficult to have a page show Safari, Opera, Moz, and PHP a weblog post, and show IE and Googlebot extra-sick pr0n.

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