Blog: December 2004 Archives

It seems there is a new technique for comment spammers to get their revenge on those of us running mt-blacklist - spamvertise non-existent sites. Use compromised computers all over the world to create entries with random character urls, so that no two comments are the same, and therefore impossible to de-spam with mt-blacklist. All you can do is delete them manually one at a time >:( And of course the only way to stop an attack is to rename your mt-comments.cgi to something else.

I can see no point in spammers doing this, other than pissing off bloggers that have mt-blacklist installed blocking their sites.

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Many thanks to Dave who pointed me at a site talking about an option in mt.cgi which lets me use suexec to not make the files MT creates be world writeable.

Have also been through all my directories fixing up permissions on everything. Hopefully I haven't broken anything :)

Testing the config with this post :)

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